Mainstream comics aren’t exactly known for their stellar depictions of parenthood, maternity, fertility or pregnancy. The pregnant superhero is treated as something to be maligned, a grotesque and monstrous object. The experience of conception and pregnancy is rarely the locus of attention in comics. If you venture into the world of indie and webcomics however, […]
The internet has a tendency to ask questions it doesn’t expect or necessarily want answered. There’s an almost rhetorical nature to the way questions are posed. The question can then serve the dual purpose of both acknowledging and somehow dismissing the problem. As if by stating knowledge of the issue the author is absolved […]
For the next two weeks, Pink’s Bar, in New York’s Lower East Side, will host the Fan Bros Art Show, a display of sci-fi & comic art. Opening night of the Art Show was led by the Fan Bros Away Team of Tatiana King Jones (the Grand Duchess of Tech, also known as the Uhura […]
If you are familiar, or in the least semi-familiar, with the early history of the comic medium, images of fit men flying and punching everything in sight while wearing tights might blip through your imagination. Perhaps to your surprise, comics in the early 1900’s were diverse and meant for a broad audience. In fact, it […]
Bright and early on a Sunday morning, collected in San Diego Comic Fest’s make shift “Kirby Café” panelists Jenny Stiven, Jonathan Tavss (working in digital and social fandoms for over 20 years), Anina Bennett (once editor at First Comics and co-author and co-creator of Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel and the science fiction series Heartbreakers), and […]
Diversity is a recurring theme in panels at this year’s New York Comic-Con, mirroring a trend in fandom nationwide. Jeff Trexler
Marvel already teased the fact that Native American character Red Wolf was on his way to get his own comic book, but today the first images and creative teams have been announced via Mashable. Nathan Edmondson (Black Widow) is writing the brand new series that features covers, design and consulting from Jeffrey Veregge, a Native American artist who recently contributed covers to G.I. Joe from IDW. Dalibor Talajić, recent artist from Secret Wars spin-off comic Master of Kung Fu is drawing the interiors. Jake Thomas will be editing the brand new series starting with Red Wolf #1 — the first new solo title for the character in several decades. Red Wolf recently spun out of Marvel’s Secret Wars title 1872, an oddball tale that took place in the past. The hero was also in the All-New, All-Different Marvel teaser as seen below, which has allowed for fringe character in the Marvel Universe to remain relevant and receive their own quirky comic books. The series will take place in the American Southwest.
The Nightly Show Last night’s The Nightly Show, the show hosted by Larry Whitmore, examined nerd culture and diversity. Guests included Marvel’s Director of Content & Character Development. Sana Amanat, artist Phil Jimenez (Spider-Man, Wonder Woman), comedian Mike Lawrence and rapper Jean Grae. The show included a “black Batman” sketch and some other discussion of […]