FANBASE PRESS INVITES READERS TO CHECK-IN AT ‘HERO HOTEL’
LOS ANGELES, CA – August 15, 2016 – Fanbase Press is excited to announce the newest addition to its comic book publishing slate with writer/artist Yehudi Mercado’s (Pantalones, TX, Rocket Salvage) creator-owned series, Hero Hotel.
Hero Hotel is a hilarious all-ages comic book series that follows Chet and his cat, Boomer, as they work in a hotel… a hotel for super heroes! Awesome, right? Wrong. Because there’s nothing worse than a hero on vacation.
Collected into a trade paperback featuring four side-splitting adventures, Hero Hotel will be a full-color book that will be released on November 21, 2016. In addition, the trade paperback will feature bonus stories by several notable creators, including Dennis Culver (Edison Rex, E Is for Extinction). Additional guest creators will be announced leading up to Hero Hotel’s November release.
For Mercado (co-writer and art director of The Guardians of the Galaxy mobile game), Hero Hotel has been a long-time dream project:
“When I was in elementary school, I used to tell my family that I wanted to become a Hotel Manager,” says Mercado. “My sisters and I used to play hotel all the time. We’d use our stuffed animals as the guests, and we’d put masking tape on all the doors and write the room numbers on them. I would deliver room service and officiate various teddy bear weddings and Bar Mitzvahs. While other kids were playing cops and robbers, I was making beds and putting peppermints on pillows. After working on Marvel properties at Disney Interactive, Hero Hotel let’s me explore the other side of superheroes.”
Hero Hotel is currently available for pre-order through the Fanbase Press website (www.fanbasepress.com), and pre-orders made by Wednesday, October 12, 2016, will receive an original sketch of one of the heroes in the book! The trade paperback will be released for sale on November 21, 2016.
Founded in 2010, Fanbase Press (formerly Fanboy Comics) is a comic book publisher and an online community supporting other creators and fans through daily reviews, interviews, and podcasts that span the pop culture spectrum. Fanbase Press seeks to provide an outlet for up-and-coming artists and writers with a desire to create new works and media.
Fanbase Press’ previous graphic novels, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, Fearworms: Selected Poems, and Penguins vs. Possums, are available online in the Fanbase Press Online Store and digitally through ComiXology.