Black Panther: The Bride by Reginald Hudlin & Scot Eaton


Written by Reginald Huldin
Drawn by Scot Eaton
Inked by Klaus Johnson
Colored by Dean White
Published by Marvel Comics

PREVIOUSLY: BLACK PANTHER: BAD MUTHA

This is the storyline that detailed the proposal, engagement, and marriage of Black Panther and Storm. I have to be honest, when I first heard about these intended nuptials, I was not all that enthusiastic about it. I thought (& still do) that…

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SYMMETRY by Stacy Clark

My favorite singer, Stacy Clark, released her latest album yesterday on Harbour Records. This album has 14 songs, 9 of which had been previously released on earlier recordings, the songs from her independent release PATTERNS plus the songs from her e.p. DAYS INTO NIGHT, which I have of course. But for those of you still new to Stacy’s music, here is the time to get on board. And for you already…

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SAVAGE DRAGON #196


Writer and artist: Erik Larsen
Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos
Colors: Nikos Koutis
Publisher: Image Comics

PREVIOUSLY: SAVAGE DRAGON #195

And here we have the latest issue of my favorite Black (okay, half-Black, but that’s good enough for me) teenage superhero (okay, he’s not technically a “superhero”, either…), Malcolm Dragon. Dang, I don’t know what it is about Erik Larsen but he sure loves…

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"BLACK" OR "AFRICAN-AMERICAN"?

“BLACK” OR “AFRICAN-AMERICAN”?

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Image taken from Black vs Black: Divided as “One”

This is a topic that I thought about a couple of months ago, when one of my friends on Facebook was talking about some book that she says disparaged Black women, and another Black woman joined in the discussion to say that she preferred being called an African-Americanwoman, which started a little discussion about that topic. Most of us who…

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STORM #1

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Written by Greg Pak
Drawn by Victor Ibanez
Colored by Ruth Redmond
Published by Marvel Comics

I picked this book up out of sheer curiosity. I haven’t read any of the X-books regularly since Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men, so I’m going into this book pretty blind. To his credit, Greg Pak writes this story in a way that not much previous knowledge of recent events is required. Just the basics.…

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SUPERMAN #33 by Geoff Johns & John Romita Jr.

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Written by Geoff Johns
Art by John Romita Jr.
Inks by Klaus Janson
Colors by Laura Martin
Published by DC Comics

PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN #32 by Geoff Johns & John Romita Jr.

This issue isn’t heavy on action, there’s a lot of talking heads. But thankfully Geoff Johns has an ear for dialog, so it’s not as boring as that sounds. We open with a meeting at the Daily Planet, with Perry White chewing out…

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Spider-Man & Batman: “Disordered Minds”


Written by J.M. DeMatteis
Drawn by Mark Bagley
Inked by Scott Hanna & Mark Farmer
Colored by Electric Crayon
Published by Marvel Comics

This 48-page one-shot was published in 1995, when Marvel and DC were still open to doing crossovers. Marvel published this one and enlisted a stellar creative team. J.M. DeMatteis, who had written Batman as a member of the Justice League for DC and then written…

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SAVAGE DRAGON #195


Writer and artist: Erik Larsen
Publisher: Image Comics

Previously: SAVAGE DRAGON #194

Just read this latest issue and, dang, Erik Larsen sure seems to like putting my new favorite teenage (half-)Black superhero, Malcolm Dragon, through the ringer. In these three issues since Malcolm officially became the lead character, the poor kid barely has had time to breath without something going wrong.

Fo…

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SAVAGE DRAGON #194


Writer/Artist: Erik Larsen
Publisher: Image Comics

Previously: SAVAGE DRAGON #193

This is a pretty action-packed issue, which fits the new status quo of Malcolm Dragon’s life. He’s trying his best to support himself (by working “off the books” for the police, catching super freaks) and go to school, but he can barely catch his breath without trouble following him. The story starts with what’s…

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FEAR OF A WHITE RAPPER

FEAR OF A WHITE RAPPER

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I recently watched Ice T’s documentary Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap, and I found it to be a very informative and entertaining piece on hip-hop. I definitely recommend that you (yes, YOU) check it out, if you haven’t seen it. I was particularly interested when they featured Eminem. Ice T and the other rappers who discussed him couldn’t have been more complimentary towards him. Ice T…

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Actor Spotlight: ROCHELLE AYTES

Actor Spotlight: ROCHELLE AYTES

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Ever since it started airing last summer I’ve been watching and reviewing each episode of Mistresses on ABC. As I said from the beginning, the primary reason I started watching was for the chance to see Alyssa Milano, my childhood celebrity crush, on TV again every week. And she’s still the main attraction of the show for me, but I’ve also been very impressed with the rest of the main cast,…

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Actor Spotlight: DAMON WAYANS JR.

Actor Spotlight: DAMON WAYANS JR.

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This is Damon Wayans Jr. The Wayans Family has produced a bunch of talented people, both in front of and behind the camera. Damon here is part of the 2nd generation of Wayans. He’s the son of Damon Wayans, whom he looks just like.

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I first discovered him on the TV series HAPPY ENDINGS, which ran for three seasons on ABC and was one of THE funniest shows I’d seen in years. The writing was…

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RAPPIN’ (the movie)

RAPPIN’ (the movie)

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Written by Adam Friedman, & Robert Jay Litz
Directed by Joel Silberg

You know the phrase so bad it’s good? That’s sort of how I feel about this film. Released in 1985 by Cannon Films, the same studio that released Breakin’ (also directed by Joel Silberg) and Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo(which this film shares a similar plot: streetwise kids teaming up to stop a greedy real estate developer), this…

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BLACK PANTHER: BAD MUTHA

BLACK PANTHER: BAD MUTHA


Written by Reginald Hudlin
Drawn by Scot Eaton
Inked by Klaus Johnson
Published by Marvel Comics

Previously: X-MEN/BLACK PANTHER: WILD KINGDOM

This is the 2nd full series arc, which ran through Black Panther #10-13. The main premise is Black Panther teaming up with Luke Cage. It opens with a recap of Cage’s origin as we flashback to his days in prison and how he ended up in the experiment that…

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X-MEN/BLACK PANTHER: WILD KINGDOM

X-MEN/BLACK PANTHER: WILD KINGDOM


Written by Reginald Hudlin and Peter Milligan
Drawn by Salvador Larroca and David Yardin
Inked by Danny Miki, Allen Martinez, and Jay Leisten
Published by Marvel Comics

PREVIOUSLY: BLACK PANTHER #7 by Reginald Hudlin & Trevor Hairsine

“Wild Kingdom” is a 4-part crossover between X-Men and Black Panther. I’ll try to keep spoilers to a minimum here, although some are inevitable. Beginning in X-Men…

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