Iris West-Allen: The MVP of the Arrowverse

“It’s okay. A girl’s gotta be her own hero every now and again.” —Iris West-Allen

Today on Black Girl Nerds I provide a character study of the exquisite and incredible Iris West-Allen played by the talented and lovely Candice Patton on CW’s The Flash.

But first a visual tribute to the MVP of the Arrowverse.
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All Hail The Chief

One of my favorite highlights of 2017 was being invited by the wonderful Monique Jones to participate in a virtual roundtable discussion with other Native Black peers over on Just Add Color.

The topic of discussion? How the inclusion of The Chief in Wonder Woman made a positive impact on a number of levels.

Gratitude to Monique for having me as well as the other lovely ladies who provided some most excellent insight to a wonderful discussion.

Shall we proceed.

The Cause of the Crew’s Cancellation

This weekend news broke that after two issues, Marvel’s Black Panther & the Crew has been canceled.

The series revolved around Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Manifold who band together to take on a dangerous wave of street-level threats in this new ongoing series by co-writers Ta-Nehisi Coates (New York Times best-selling author of Between the World and Me and Marvel’s Black Panther) and Yona Harvey (Black Panther: World of Wakanda) and legendary artist Butch Guice!

The death of a Harlem activist kicks off a mystery that will reveal surprising new secrets about the Marvel Universe’s past and set the stage for a big story in the Marvel Universe’s near future. Fear, hate and violence loom, but don’t worry, The Crew’s got this: “We are the streets.”

Anyone who thinks the cancellation has to do with “poor sales” and not the comics’ themes of racial justice and unapologetic blackness can line up and purchase some beachfront property I own in Wyoming.

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