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.
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.
Over on Black Girl Nerds I explain why the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t deserve praise for diversity. At least not yet anyway.
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.
2017 is simply not here for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
First there was epic debacle known as #IronCyst.
Now the shark has substantially been jumped with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.