Making my return to Fiyah Lit Mag, today I touch on a plethora of issues with my latest piece. Case in point…..no matter how many firsts we accomplish, records we break, true greatness we achieve, BIPOC creators and fans must still contend with shifting goalposts, bigotry and anti-blackness in speculative media and the world at … More The Artistry of Diversity
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 OUTvoices I provide a retrospective on Marvel’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier. In addition to explaining why the Disney+ original series has been a success (and the only one that has been to date), I also explain why the show’s unapologetic critique of racism, antiblackness and other forms of systemic oppression exposes much … More It’s The Hypocrisy For Me
Over on OUTvoices I break down as to why I don’t see it for Wandavision; how Monica Rambeau was arguably the breakout star; and not framing the show from Rambeau’s perspective was a missed opportunity for an excellent series. And now, our feature presentation.
The time has arrived. The series finale of the Coulson May Power Hour (released in some regions as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) is here. After 7 seasons, it’s been an epic ride. Honestly I don’t know what I’m going to do with my life, lol. To commemorate the conclusion of the final mission concludes, today I’m … More Can’t Stop The Signal
Looking for some great television shows to watch? Well you’re in luck. It’s that time again where I list the top tv shows of the past year. Many titles are familiar but a number of them definitely amped it up this past season. For a series to be selected for this list, it has to pass … More Best Television Shows of 2019
It’s always awesome when a work assignment requires you to pen a think piece that is ultimately a love letter to your favorite superhero. Battle on, Windrider!!!!!!
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.