SDCC ’16: Wonders, Marvels, and Magic: A Photo Diary of a Saturday in Hall H

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While Thursday and Friday’s offerings in the convention center’s biggest exhibit space focused more on television and other areas of interest, it was Saturday where the two 800lb gorillas of SDCC took the spotlight. Saturday’s crowd began to enter the 6,500 seat room around 10 am, with the majority of those early attendees opting to […]

SDCC ’16: Roxane Gay, Yona Harvey, Alitha Martinez and Afua Richardson Join Forces for ‘World of Wakanda’

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Marvel have just announced a new series spinning out of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze’s Black Panther run. If you’ve been reading the series, you’ll have noticed how the creative team have been putting a lot of attention on the Dora Milaje, nominally the bodyguards for T’Challa himself. It’s almost as though a glowing sign is sat […]

Marvel’s “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet – Part Two” video has new “Beast With It” track by Prodigy of Mobb Deep, featuring Mark the Beast

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Marvel continues to go all-in with the Black Panther marketing today debuting the second in a series of videos featuring the comic, commentary by writer and the latest hip hop sounds. Today’s video, “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet – Part Two” includes a brand new track, “Beast With It” by Prodigy of Mobb […]

Black Panther is #1 but comics sales continue to slip in April

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If you were looking for signs that comics sales are getting out of their funk in 2016, April’s Diamond figures didn’t help. Black Panther #1 was the top selling comic, as expected, but a  16.19% drop in dollars and 21.49% drop in units from April 2015 was steep. Wonder Woman Earth One was the number one graphic novel; […]

The Marvel Rundown: Is Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther Too Opaque to Love?

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The first issue of Black Panther, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic), drawn by Brian Stelfreeze (Wednesday Comics) and colored by Laura Martin (Thor) was a technical success. The character of Black Panther was fueled by an interesting cocktail of rage that propelled some of the issue at a nice pace. However, despite this title’s strengths, I’m not […]

The Marvel Rundown: The Battle for Wakanda Begins as Readers Discover the Origin of a Fan-Favorite Star Wars hero

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No other series at Marvel has been promoted better this year than this week’s new release, Black Panther. That’s a statement I never thought I would make! When the publisher tapped popular author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic) to write the series, Marvel took advantage of the opportunity to create a comic that could reach more […]

Nice Art: Kyle Baker’s variant cover for Black Panther #3 AND FREE COMICS

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   Via this month’s solicits. I had the pleasure of hanging out with Kyle a bit and interviewing him for an upcoming “More to come” podcast. Circuit Breaker, his long brewing series written by Kevin McCarthy for Image is just out, and Baker is reprinting his graphic novels in a handy smaller size. You can […]