Afrofuturism and the Phenomenon of the Black Panther

By Steven Underwood Posted: May 27, 2016 CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR bore its claws with the captivating debut of comics’ wealthiest warrior: T’Challa, the Black Panther. #BlackPantherSoLit trended nation wide as a declaration: the Black Panther is a favorite. Many tweeters were seduced by the culture, tradition, and wealth of both T’Challa and the mystery of Wakanda. In truth,…

VICTOR LAVALLE’S DESTROYER #1

BOOM! Studios has announced Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer, an all-new monthly comic book series debuting in May 2017 from best-selling horror novelist Victor LaValle (The Ecstatic, The Devil in Silver, Big Machine) and artist Dietrich Smith (Shaft, Incredible Hercules). The recipient of prestigious honors including a Whiting Writers’ Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a…

Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked (Documentary)

  Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked is a television documentary that aired on The History Channel in 2003. The film is about the history of the comic book industry from its origins in the 1930s to the present day, and how comic books have mirrored and affected the society around them. It featured traditional historians, people…

They Will Have to Kill Us First

    They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian music in exile is a feature-length documentary following musicians in Mali in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music. Music, one of the most important forms of communication in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012 when Islamic extremists groups rose up to…

Podast X-Men’s STORM as the Most Recognizable Black Superhero

From comicverse 2015 Click Image for podcast Most people with little knowledge of comic books and comic book characters know a few things about X-Men’s Storm, aka Ororo Munroe. After losing both her parents during the Suez Canal Crisis in Cairo, Egypt, an orphaned Ororo became a young pickpocket. From there, she wandered into Kenya…

Black Ink Trailer

  Published on Jan 4, 2017 Black Ink: Examining the contributions to the comic book industry by people of color With movie studios and television networks mining comics for source material, as well as internet shows devoted to comic books, comics are big business and diversity takes center stage. Black creative talent does not always…

Investigating INCOGNEGRO – Race in America

ComicsVerse Episode 73: Investigating INCOGNEGRO – Race in America Click image to hear podcast INCOGNEGRO is one of the most entertaining and important graphic novels I have had the pleasure of reading, and during this podcast, I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by brilliant and beautiful people who shared my enthusiasm for this book.Written…

Black Panther 2018 – Cast & Characters

  Published on Dec 6, 2016 by  Beyond The Trailer Black Panther 2018 review aka reaction today to the cast of characters in the Marvel movie! Black Panther 2018 today! Beyond The Trailer host Grace Randolph’s review aka reaction to the cast of characters in the Marvel 2018 movie Black Panther! Get ready for the…

Brilliant

  Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest is a series of chapter books that kids and parents love. Kids love the awesome brain power and ninja dance moves of a superhero as real as they are. Parents appreciate the author’s humor, but they love watching their kids– even reluctant readers– keep turning pages. Jaden Toussaint is the…