This one gets medieval.
You’re probably as sick of San Diego Comic-Con as we are, but in case you missed any of our podcasts from the show, here’s the definitive guide! First, Brigid Alverson, Deb Aoki and The Beat Herself reunited for “Three Women in a Hotel Room” – a sorta daily podcast of our impressions of the show, […]
CXC, the ambitious third year comics festival located in Columbus, OH, just announced its 2017 guest list, 24 creators from an eclectic swath of the comics world; I picked three names in the headline to express that, including bestselling children’s author Dav “Captain Underpants” Pilkey, wunderkind Tillie Walden, and Image Comics/Milkfed mainstay Kelly Sue DeConnick. CXC is run in […]
Dwayne McDuffie award winner Nilah Magruder’s M.F.K is a sprawling epic, filled with dynamic characters, ridiculously wonderful art. M.F.K is a completely unique take on the classic action adventure. In short it’s really really fantastic. In a sand swept post-apocalyptic world we meet Abbie, recently bereaved she’s just trying to get her mothers ashes home, but […]
Comics have always been a huge part of my life, from my questionable six year old speculator phase (when I was convinced that any issue #1 was a prospective goldmine) to my pretentious preteen obsessions with the “great works” of comics (feverishly studying anything labeled with the words “sequential storytelling”). But it wasn’t until I […]
There was a lot of buzz a few months ago when it was announced that esteemed writer Roxane Gay and poet Yona Harvey would be writing World of Wakanda, a spin-off of the Black Panther universe. Both writers were recruited by author Ta-Nehisi Coates, and their hiring partially answered criticism that Marvel had never hired […]
The finalists for the inaugural Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity Award have just been announced (disclosure: I am honored to have been one of the judges) and they are: Hex11 by Lisa K. Weber and Kelly Sue Milano (HexComics) M.F.K. by Nilah Magruder Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona (Marvel) The Shadow […]