New Comics: DayBlack

Two months ago, I wrote this post. For the most part, I’ve pretty much stuck to the decision that I made then. I haven’t bought a comic from Marvel or from DC since. At the end of the post, I promised to check out comics that are off the beaten path, comics that are made…

Tyler Perry Presents: The Black Panther

EXT. WAKANDAN JUNGLE – DAY Flying over jungle, trees and rivers zoom by. The sky is very blue. After a moment, the gigantic Wakandan Royal Palace rises in the distance. It is shaped like a Panther’s head and claws. The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There INT. WAKANDAN ROYAL PALACE – WAR ROOM –…

Luke Cage is Coming to Netflix

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the news. If you haven’t, here’s the deal: Marvel and Netflix are teaming up to create and release live action shows on Netflix. These shows will be┬ábased on a select group of superheroes from the Marvel Universe. One of those characters is Luke “Sweet Christmas” Cage, who has gone…

REVIEW: Prairie City Response #1

Prairie City Response #1 Written by Marshall Edwards Art by Erick Adrian Marquez Colors by Erick Adrian Marquez/Jeremy Mohler Letters by Teigan Hockman I love indie comics. As a struggling, newbie writer, I understand the difficulty that comes from putting pieces of your life aside and sitting down to craft something, usually for little or…

Comics Fail the Clark Test

Yesterday, I came across this article in Racialicious. TL;DR version: the author (Cheryl Lynn Eaton, from Digital Femme) talks about the reality of being an African American female comics reader. Eaton discussed having to choose between books that portrayed characters of color versus books that portray women when buying her monthly reads, due to the…

Nerd Alert!

Hey guys, Quick rundown of exciting things popping off in the next few months. All fantasy related, mind you. 1. THOR As of yesterday, an official(ly awesome) trailer for the May 2011 THOR movie dropped. Yes, it looks awesome. Yes, I think it’s dope that Idris Elba is Heimdall, even though there’s no biological evidence…