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White Luke Cage [Hollywood film casting satire w/ a Racialicious.com shout out]

dustellar:

Ms Marvel #1
Story by: G. Willow Wilson
Art by: Adrian Alphona
Cover by: Sara Pichelli
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: Wed, February 5th, 2014

The legend has returned!

Marvel Comics presents the all-new MS. MARVEL, the ground breaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is just an ordinary girl from Jersey City—until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm, and prepare for an epic tale that will be remembered by generations to come. History in the making is NOW!

Preview of Ms. Marvel #1 (featuring a 16 year old Muslim superhero from New Jersey) via. Wired.com

(via fyeahlilbit3point0)

I wanna begin saying a story about my son. I have a four-year old son who loves superheroes from Spider-Man to Iron Man to Batman. He’s got all the costumes. One day he looks at me and says ‘Dad, I want to be light-skinned so I could be Spider-Man. Spider-Man has light skin.’ That was sort of a shock. This is why I am excited to be a part of the Marvel Universe, so I could be hopefully provide that diversity in the role of the superhero.

alisblog:

SICK COMIC BY SUZY X. SICK SMASH IT DEAD SHOUT OUT. SOURCE HERE.

(via seanpadilla)

I am the first African American editor in comics.

I’m sorry if this somehow displeases you. I’m sorry if it causes you to involuntarily groan in annoyance at my bringing it up. These are common reactions among industry pros when I mention this fact. If it’s not true, by all means, please prove me wrong: I’ll be happy to celebrate whomever was the first black guy in, but it is a reasonable and important distinction for many African American fans and pros. I’m sorry if it annoys you, but it has significance for many of us.

I am also, to my knowledge, the first African-American writer in comics, though people in this biz are quick to haggle and parse that claim. I’m not sure why none of the various self- congratulatory histories of comics ever mention this. Amid all the wonderful histories that have been written, noting the pioneers of the Golden and Silver and Modern Ages, trumpeting these firsts, I am not mentioned anywhere. And, whenever I mention it myself, it is, every time, excised from the published text. I haven’t figured out if the companies think I’m arrogant in making the claim, or if they’re embarrassed to have been in business nearly fifty years before allowing a black man a seat in their front office.

iamdavidbrothers:

I want you to keep this two-page story by Matt Wayne, John Paul Leon, Noelle Giddings, and Dave Sharpe in mind this month. I want you to think of this every time someone — anyone, myself included — invokes Dwayne McDuffie’s name.

I want you to think about what they have to gain when they say the man’s name.

I’m not even a comics fan, and this got me choked up a little.

(via racebending)

faineemae:

It looks like Ainee and Juthika aren’t alone in this house.

::DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD::

For more from the scathingly funny faineemae and her partner-in-comics politicsofmindLund, check them out here

(via faineemae)

“Every time I go see the comic book movie and I have a 3 year-old son and he’s always telling me he wants to be Spider-Man or Captain America. It’s unfair for little black kids not to have a superhero to look up to.

“When I got the call about the Falcon that was a no brainer. I feel that this is for a whole generation who has the opportunity to know a superhero like we did. We grew up with Spawn and Meteor Man. Every kid had a pot or can and thought they were Meteor Man, so I’m excited for a bunch of kids to say that I’m the Falcon.”

Anthony Mackie on why he accepted the role as the Falcon in Captain America 2.   (via racebending)

(via racebending)

entertainmentweekly:

The Walking Dead: The Official Magazine hits stores Oct. 23 — but those attending New York Comic-Con on Oct. 11 will be able to buy a special copy of the publication with a cover by Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard.

Michonne!!

blackfolksmakingcomics:

The final covers of Watson & Holmes #1, coming next week. 

Here’s an interview with the creators of the series, Brandon Perlow (co-creator/publisher), Justin Gabrie (senior editor), and Karl Bollers (writer of the series) courtesy of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere 

(via nprhuddle)