Fanbase Press Opens the Hero Hotel

Posted on by Adam Bunch

Hero Hotel is Opening Soon


Even our Heroes need a vacation; and where do they go when they do?  To the Hero Hotel of course.


Coming this fall, writer/artist/creator Yehundi Mercado (Pantalones, TX, Rocket Savage) and Fanbase Press, the independent comic publisher that also brought you The Arcs, Something Animal, Identity Thief, & Penguins Vs Possums, (reviews of each available at ) as well as the upcoming The Margins bring us an all-ages comic series collected into a trade paperback, featuring four side-splitting adventures.


A double splash page at the pool? haha. perfect

From the official page:


SYNOPSIS: Superheroes – talk about divas. After lifting boulders and buildings all day, they won’t even pick up their own bags… and no one’s got more baggage than supers. Chet is the kind of kid who always gets in trouble. He helped an old lady cross the street and got arrested for jaywalking. He’s got the worst luck. Chet’s mother sends him and his cat, Boomer, to live with Grandma Zee in her hotel on Hero Beach. And it turns out it’s a lush resort where every superhero, video game hero, action hero, and intergalactic hero goes on vacation. The only problem is that whenever a super villain threatens to blow up the place, the heroes don’t help… it’s up to the plucky staff to save the day. Follow Chet and crew as they stop a comet from smashing the hotel and battle symbiotic super suits in an effort to make the hotel presentable for the arrival of snobby eco-hero Rear Admiral Planet!




In addition to the 4 issue collection releasing on November 21st, the trade will include bonus stories by several creators including Dennis Culver (Edison Rex, E is For Extinction) with more being revealed during the lead up to publication.


Pre-order is available now at and orders made by Wednesday, October 12th will also receive an original sketch of one of the heroes from inside the book.


Below is the official release from Fanbase Press and their Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon:




Barbra Dillon


Fanbase Press


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



Hero Hotel is currently available for pre-order through the Fanbase Press website

(, and 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 at and digitally through ComiXology.

For more information on Hero Hotel, please visit or Hero Hotel may also be found on Facebook and Twitter,



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