BY DENNIS R. UPKINS Originally published at 30UpTV Broadcast journalist Corey Graves said it best. There are trailblazers and there are earth scorchers. Gail Simone is definitely the latter. Like many of you, I was introduced to Gail through her run on the DC Comics series Birds of Prey, and became an instant fan of … More Gail Force: An Interview With The Indomitable Gail Simone
BY DENNIS R. UPKINS Originally published at 30UpTV: “I am a woman, a mutant, a thief, an X-Man, a lover, a wife, a queen. I am all these things. I am Storm and for me, there are no such things as limits.” —Storm Nine years old. That was the age of this Catholic Altar Boy … More The Perfect Storm: An Analysis of Marvel’s Most Important Superheroine
“The path of the One is made by many.” —The Oracle, The Matrix films Be it a social media post, an academic essay, a news article, or a novella, many of my readers know that I am very prone to include profound quotes in my work. A number of those quotes have guided me and … More And I Quote
Over on How To Love Comics, I provide a character study on Wonder Woman’s replacement, rival, and eventual ally, Achilles Warkiller, also known as the Olympian. The piece is the latest installment in HTLC’s A Year Of Wonder series which commemorates the 80th anniversary of the iconic Amazon throughout the year. Here it is. Your … More Enter The Olympian
Looking for something to (re)watch while staying at home? I may be able to help you out on that score. Over on 30Up I explain why Crisis On Infinite Earths is the once in a lifetime television event that’s been nearly a century in the making. And now, our feature presentation.
Today you guys are in for a treat. Over on 30Up, I sit down with the one and only Gail Simone and we discuss everything from comics, writing, diversity, Hollywood, Lion Forge and much more. And now for our feature presentation.
“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.
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 … More All Hail The Chief
To whom much is given, much is required. And even if that isn’t the case, the responsibility exists all the same. I don’t have much (I am a professional author after all), but whenever there’s an opportunity to pay it forward, I try my best to do so. This is especially true when there’s an … More Its Own Reward
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 … More The Cause of the Crew’s Cancellation