Kiss the Sky: A Paranormal Romance by Nigia Stephens

Soaring naked over the towers of Manhattan, winged Sulnat discards her Valkyrie armor in favor of gliding through the peaceful skies. When dark, handsome Iraqi vet Jeremiah Gleason spies her midnight flights, she senses his wonder and swelling passion. Sulnat knows the love of human fighters is forbidden to her people… but what happens on…

Miles Morales Has Been Written By A Person Of Color – And That Matters

In 2011, Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli released the fourth issue of their miniseries Ultimate Fallout, detailing the aftermath of Spider-Man’s death –like, actual death, funeral and all–  in the Ultimate Marvel universe after an extended battle with the Sinister Six. Of course, no Marvel universe can really exist without a Spider-Man, which…

Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A

In a shattering work that shifts between a woman’s private anguish over the loss of her beloved baby cousin and a scholar’s fierce critique of the American prison system, Danielle Allen seeks answers to what, for many years, felt unanswerable. Why? Why did her cousin, a precocious young man who dreamed of being a firefighter and a…

Moonlight,’ ‘Black Panther’ Production Designer on Big Break With Ryan Coogler

Hot off of Beyonce’s mini-movie music video “Lemonade” and Barry Jenkins’ awards-contender “Moonlight,” and now diving into Ryan Coogler’s third feature, Marvel’s “Black Panther,” Hannah Beachler seems to be Hollywood’s production designer of the moment. This story first appeared in the November 29, 2016 issue of Variety.   Her big break came with Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station”…

SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER

The show opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake emerged more militant calls for Black Power: a rallying cry for African American pride, autonomy and solidarity, drawing inspiration from newly independent African nations. Artists responded to these times by provoking, confronting, and confounding…

Tyranny: Episode 1

Tyranny is a Sci-Fi, Afrofuturistic web series. Aliens have secretly conquered earth by manipulating and solidifying the racial hierarchy established during

Shadowman/Rae Sremmurd #1

Musical groups crossing over with comics is a thing and Valiant’s entry into this new sub-genre is Shadowman/Rae Sremmurd #1.  When Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee head to New Orleans they run into a little bit more than they were expecting.  As it happens, we have some unlettered preview pages of the comic’s art by Renato Guedes. Valiant is proud…

David Walker, Chuck Brown And Sanford Green’s New Comic, Bitter Root, From Image Comics

Bleeding Cool David Walker and Sanford Greene made beautiful Power Man And Iron Fist comics together. Sanford Greene and Chuck Brown have done similar with 1000 and Rotten Apple. Announced at Rose City Comic Con earlier today, Image Comics’ local show in Portland, is the news that David Walker, Chuck Brown and Sanford Greene have all got together for a new comic that will launch in…

Dayveon

Dayveon Trailer #1 (2017): Check out the new trailer starring Devin Blackmon, Dontrell Bright, and Lachion Buckingham! Be the first to watch, comment, and share Indie trailers, clips, and featurettes dropping @MovieclipsIndie.

Of Woodpeckers & Rats

Two films releases examine human behavior in the most curious ways     Woodpeckers 2017 Love can spring up in the most unlikely places, and the new film Woodpeckers (Carpinteros) tells one such tale of illicit and slow-boil attraction. Dreadlocked and handsome Dominican-Haitian Julián (actor Jean Jean in a breakout role) begins a jail sentence…