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Hostiles Jonathan Majors Taking HBOs Journey Through Lovecraft Country

'Hostiles' Jonathan Majors Taking HBO's Journey Through Lovecraft Country

Jonathan Majors (Hostiles) will be joining previously announced Jurnee Smollett-Bellhas on HBO's upcoming series roadtrip through Lovecraft Country. Adapted from Matt Ruff's novel of the same name, the project stems from Academy Award winner Jordan Peele's (Get Out) Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot and Warner Bros Television. Yann Demange (Top Boy) will direct and executive produce […]


AMC Develops Black Lives Matter Book They Cant Kill Us All For Series

AMC Develops Black Lives Matter Book 'They Can't Kill Us All' For Series

Wesley Lowery's ground-breaking 2016 bestseller They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice is coming to television. AMC announced that the nonfiction book has been ordered to development as a potential dramatic series. LaToya Morgan (Into the Badlands, Turn: Washington's Spies) will serve as series writer, and will […]

Howard Chaykin Responds To Controversy

Howard Chaykin Responds To Controversy

We've been covering the controversy caused by Howard Chaykin's latest comic, The Divided States of Hysteria, extensively here at Bleeding Cool. Not just the incredibly graphic cover to the comic's fourth issue, revealed recently as part of Image Comics' September solicits, and the intense backlash and upset that it caused, but also at the start […]

Netflix Names Its New Series Gypsy Doesnt Know Thats A Slur Apparently

Netflix Names Its New Series 'Gypsy', Doesn't Know That's A Slur Apparently

Netflix has a new original series and they decided to call it Gypsy. This is willful ignorance at its best because you cannot tell us that there wasn't anyone in Netflix who knows that "gypsy" is rapidly turning into a slur for the Romani people. The worst part is the series appears to be playing […]



Comic Publisher Puts The Negro Motorist Green Book Back Into Print

Comic Publisher Puts The Negro Motorist Green Book Back Into Print

The Negro Motorist Green Book and The Negro Travelers Green Book are one of the most famous American guidebook series of the twentieth century. Originally created by postal worker Victor H. Green and published in 1936, they were intended as a guide for African-Americans travelling the country looking for safe places. It provided a guide to […]


Finding Complaints About A Black Deadshot Is Really Really  Hard

Finding Complaints About A Black Deadshot Is Really, Really Hard

We know the drill. A beloved white comic book character from the sixties or seventies is announced as being played by a black actor in an upcoming TV or movie series. So we go online to try and find the outraged reaction, so as to mock it. Except. Um… I'm so glad they made Deadshot […]

Bill Purcell Vs. The Comic Book Internet Over Ferguson

Bill Purcell Vs. The Comic Book Internet Over Ferguson

Bill Purcell is a volunteer at Comic Con: International, working on the committee for San Diego Comic Con. And so it starts. Last Vol meeting before the start of #SDCC http://t.co/sLpXtNWi — Bill in San diego (@BillntwrkBill) July 8, 2012 He's a kindly soul, VETS and Activevduty alike appreciate the smallest gesture of appreciation. I […]

Michael Davis From The Edge &#8211 The Middleman Revised

Michael Davis, From The Edge – The Middleman Revised

Michael Davis is an artist, writer, mentor, and entertainment executive. He writes, Damn, it's 1963 all over again in Missouri. The police are using tear gas and billy clubs to control a group of peaceful protesters. All that's missing is German Shepherds and fire hoses, but hey, rubber bullets more than make up for that. […]

Big Time Comic Fan Jeffrey Babbitt Dies After Race Hate Attack

Big Time Comic Fan, Jeffrey Babbitt, Dies After Race Hate Attack

New York Times reports on the death of Jeffrey Babbitt; "He was just a really, really, really sweet guy," said Jeff Ayers, a manager at the store who has known Mr. Babbit for years. "One of our staff just had a baby and he was dying to see pictures." Mr. Babbitt was walking through Union […]


Understanding Ethnocrunching &#8211 How Racism Works In The Comic Industry

Understanding Ethnocrunching – How Racism Works In The Comic Industry

Any anonymous internet discussion of racism (in comics and in general) usually morphs into a virtual pissing match of accusation, denial, debasement, personal anecdotes and a lack of common decency Everything becomes personalized, people make speeches and few walk away with increased clarity on the issues of race and prejudice In the U.S., it becomes[...]

John Byrne Describes Marvels Casual Racism In The Seventies

John Byrne Describes Marvel's Casual Racism In The Seventies

We're not talking Luke Cage's "Sweet Christmas" exclamations here. But in a discussion on the Byrne Robotics board about offense in comics, starting with the rejection by DC of the previously-approved Swamp Thing #88, John Byrne gave his recollection of Marvel offices back in the day. I have commented before, on more than one occasion, […]

No More Mutants #7 by Andrew Wheeler – A Norse Is A Norse

In my most recent column I talked about the somewhat too-fervent passion that some superhero fans bring to the subject of diversification. I mentioned comics' black Captain America and the campaign to cast a black actor in the new Spider-Man movies, both of which were met with strong opposition, but a fresher example has since […]

Thursday Runaround: Is This The Best Runaround Ever?

SlottWatch: Over the last 48 hours I have received several pleas to run a story alleging that Dan Slott is cyber-stalking an innocent woman. Except of course, said woman posted a personally critical piece on Live Journal. And Dan replied. E-mailers, that is not cyber stalking. That's replying. And the fact that all your pleas […]


Just Seen The Green Lantern Trailer&#8230Why Is He Not A Black Guy

"Just Seen The Green Lantern Trailer…Why Is He Not A Black Guy?"

It was one of those oddities I came across a couple of years ago. Most people who have heard of Green Lantern, think he's  black. When I say "most people", I'm not talking comic readers. Comic readers are not most people. And, indeed, most people have never actually heard of Green Lantern. But of those […]