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Black Adaptation Coming From Director Gerald McMurray
Black, a comic published by Black Mask Comics in 216 by writers Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3 and illustrators Jamal Igle and Khary Randolph, is getting a film adaptation from director Gerald McMurray (The First Purge) for Warner Bros and Studio 8 McMurray will also write the script for the film, which will be[...]
Tomorrow, London Cartoon Museum Launches Black: Story Of Tobias Taitt
A special preview event happening tomorrow night of the London Cartoon Museum's new exhibition BLACK: The Story of Tobias Taitt – a special exhibition exploring the story and world of Black – an unflinching but uplifting graphic memoir by Tobias Taitt and Anthony Smith The graphic novel adaptation from Soaring Penguin Press tells Tobais' story[...]
PrintWatch: White #1 Gets 40,000 Orders and Second Printing
PrintWatch: The first issue of the empowered Black superheroes comic book series White (sequel to 2016's Black and BlackAF) by creators Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith 3, Jamal Igle, and Khary Randolph has had over 40,000 orders, selling out at the distributor level ahead of its 30th of June release date, with publisher Black Mask Studios[...]
Black #1 Jumps on eBay After Warner Bros Movie News
Yesterday, it was announced that the comic book superhero series Black created by Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3, set in a world in which only Black people are developing superpowers, had been picked up by Warner Bros as a movie, with a script written by Batman And The Outsiders writer Bryan Edward Hill.  The movie[...]
Comics & Geeks, First Comic Store in The South Owned by a Black Woman
That she is the first Black woman in The South of the United States turns this into a unicorn of a comic book shop Comics & Geeks of Alabama will be opening in early October, and is located at 1264 Perry Hill Road, Montgomery, Alabama. Lashawn Colvin tells me "Basically my comic book store is a comic[...]
Getting to Know Black / Excellence with Khary Randolph
More recently he's been involved with Black Mask's smash hit BLACK and last year launched the new Image Comics hit with creator Brandon Thomas, Excellence In time for his gallery opening September 26th at City Tech in NYC, Randolph took some time for an interview about his experience in comics, work ethic, his gallery opening,[...]
Gossip: In 2021, DC Comics Will Give Us a Black Batman
The hot gossip coming out of comic book shows this weekend from a number of prominent sources, is that in the summer of 2020 leading into 2021, DC Comics is planning to bring us a black Batman Not Bruce Wayne, but someone else donning the cowl and cape. Who this new Batman will be, I don't[...]
White, the Sequel to Black, Launches on Kickstarter
The sequel to critically-acclaimed comic Black is called White, and it's raising funds on Kickstarter starting today! Black, a comic set in a world where only Black people have superpowers and exploring the way America reacts to that (spoiler: negatively), originally launched on Kickstarter in 2016, went on to be a success at Black Mask[...]
White, the Sequel to Black Set 400 Years Later, Coming in Summer 2019
Teased at New York Comic Con, the hit comic Black by Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith 3, Jamal Igle, and Khary Randolph, set in a world in which only Black people have superpowers, which has launched a universe of spinoff titles in the form of Black AF, is getting a proper follow-up next year Set 400 years after[...]
Black, the comic book series created by Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3 about a world where only black people have superpowers, is the latest to fulfill its comic book destiny by getting optioned for a movie by Studio 8. Mixing social commentary with classic superhero action and drama, the series, named one of six books[...]
A Tale Of Two Covers: Black #3 And Divided States Of Hysteria #4
The Divided States Of Hysteria #4 doesn't have any variant covers, and its only cover is displayed right on Diamond's website. But that alone is a privilege not all controversial covers are afforded. Last year, for instance, Khary Randolph's cover to Black #3 was censored by Diamond for featuring a racial slur on its cover The uncensored[...]
Universal Fancon Launches On Kickstarter, Targeting Women, LGBTQ, Disabled, POC In 2018
A new multi-fandom convention was announced yesterday, "dedicated to inclusion, highlighting Women, LGBTQ, the Disabled and Persons of Color."  Called Universal Fancon, the idea was created by Black Girl Nerds and The Black Geeks: Since it's on social media, I have a special announcement to make I've partnered up with @theblackgeeks for new event to launch[...]
Black Mask Launches Black #1 And The Forevers #1 In September 2016 Solicits
From Black Mask Comics for September 2016… that launch of the much anticipated Black, and the new series The Forevers… and a few other bits and pieces along the way. BLACK #1 (W) Kwanza Osajyefo (A) Jamal Igle (CA) Khary Randolph, Ashley A Woods IT'S HERE! The comic that blazed through Kickstarter during Black History Month 2016. In a[...]
Now Anyone Can Be The Black Panther (Aged 4-6)
Ahead of the new Captain America: Civil War movie, here's a look at some of the merchandise being created for kids alongside it. It must have been an interesting conversation in the design agency. "Black Panther is a black character, isn't it racist to have a white kid modelling it on the packaging?" "Isn't it more racist to imply[...]
How A Failure At DC Comics Led To 'Black' by Kwanza Osajyefo
2000 DC: Black To The Future – How eschewing the establishment allowed me focus on what was is missing and what matters in making comics. By Kwanza Johnson, professionally known as Kwanza Osajyefo. What if only Black people had superpowers? The question hung in my mind as I thumbed through some comics, wrestling with the notion that a specific[...]
NYCC Debut: Afrofuturefest –  And An Answer To Larry Stroman's Concerns?
Afrofuturefest is American Culture." says Fielder. Serving as ground zero for their largest fan-base of black nerds or "blerds," Afrofuturefest participants will be selling copies of their work, creating original pieces, participating in panel discussions, signing autographs, taking pictures with fans and conducting on camera interviews for social media This event is not to be missed! See[...]
Asking Why Black Fans Avoid Black Creators At Comic Cons – The Pros Speak
As the show progressed, Anthony begin to notice something that Brandon already realized: While there was strong interest in the All Ages book, none of the Black attendees would stop What really stands out and affects the duo to this very day was when a little Black boy stopped, checked out the book, and was[...]
Larry Stroman On When Black Fans Avoid Black Creators At Comic Con
Larry Stroman, co-creator of Tribe and known for his work on Darkstars and X-Factor, wrote on Facebook. for all of you BLACK PEOPLE who go to comic shows,comic cons,events at comic stores who break your necks to AVOID every black creator working on an independent or mainstream book……you should be ashamed of yourselves. It seemed to strike[...]
When Message Board Posters Write Marvel's Comics for Them
Thor and All-New Captain America. The first has a mystery woman take the role of the god of thunder, spinning Mjolnir, after Thor was judged unworthy to wield his own powers. And second has Sam Wilson, The Falcon, a black man, taking the role of Captain America, after age caught up with Steve Rogers. Some response has been[...]
Dan Slott Lays Down The Case For A Non-White Spider-Man
A few years ago, I wrote an article, speculating that Marvel was to announce a black Spider-Man for the Ultimate line It just felt like that something was in the air. The reaction was… let's go with mixed. Then when it was actually announced, I wrote another that showed not much had changed. And now, with Marvel and Sony recasting[...]
'The Image Of A Black Man On Fire'… Casting Michael B Jordan As The Human Torch
Like a fanboy who doesn't get their way, I took to the message boards to bitch; in doing so, I found myself on the uncomfortable side of the racists, traditionalists and other malcontents. It wasn't about just wanting to remain faithful to source material anymore, now I was confronted with questioning why I was so bothered[...]
Fear Of A Black Human Torch
And wait a minute, Spider-Man didn't have organic web making capabilities when he started out! He had to make his webs himself! And didn't Watchmen have a different ending? And I don't recall V For Vendetta being such a dull, hackneyed love story when I read the comic! What's that? You didn't really care about that?[...]