BLACK PANTHER’s Chadwick Boseman Talks Wakanda’s Politics

BLACK PANTHER’s Chadwick Boseman Talks Wakanda’s Politics

For Black Panther, escaping politics is impossible. For a character who shares a name with one of America’s most radical racial political movements, trying to avoid the topic entirely would have been both difficult and unwise. Instead, star Chadwick Boseman has gone on record regarding the politics within the world of Wakanda. Wakanda in the Marvel Universe has always been both commentary and reflection on the real world.  The real world has seen every attempt…

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BBC Announces The 13th Doctor for Doctor Who is a Woman

BBC Announces The 13th Doctor for Doctor Who is a Woman

Doctor Who shook the internet today. BBC announced the show’s first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, after Wimbledon on Saturday night, EST. Jodie Whittaker takes over for the departing Peter Capaldi. Capaldi’s Doctor is expected to have his final adventure in the TARDIS in this year’s Christmas special. In addition to Capaldi leaving as The Doctor, Stephen Moffat will be leaving his role as showrunner of the series which has done for the past five series. Whitaker is…

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Mainstream Comic Books Have a Critical Problem

Mainstream Comic Books Have a Critical Problem

Mainstream comic books may dominate sales charts, indie books are the darlings of critics. This week, independent and creator-owned titles claimed eleven of the top twenty slots on review aggregator site ComicBookRoundup.com. The remaining nine slots fell to DC and Vertigo titles, with Marvel left completely out of the rankings. The top reviewed titles of the week were Black Mask‘s The Dregs, Image’s God Country, and Valiant’s X-O Manowar. Each received close to a 9…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Daughter of the Lilies

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Daughter of the Lilies

Orrig, Brent, and Lyra are mercenaries, taking care of local monsters in the area.  They find themselves in need of a mage, so hire Thistle, a mysterious young woman who is hides her face.  Despite the eccentricities, she is a capable mage and healer, and the trio is glad to have her.  But Thistle’s layers are covering a secret, which she has kept her entire life.  And when a Drath gets loose in town, it…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: No End

Webcomic Wednesdays:  No End

Supposedly, there’s a place where no snow falls and the undead are nonexistent, a place called Haven.  For Modra, who has never been outside the safety of his military zone, finding such a place would be the stuff of dreams. Trying to forget his past life, Modra joins his friend Benny in traveling through the wilderness.  When seeking shelter one night, they happen upon three travelers:  Jenn, her brother Wight, and their friend Cotton.  All…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Dents

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Dents

Being a twin can be rough; everyone is always confusing one for the other and assumes they like the same things.  But what if being a twin was an automatic death sentence? Eleanor Riley has lived her entire life in the city, quarantined from the wilds, where the Dents live.  Dents are twins, born with awesome power, killed on sight per the orders of Concord.  But one day, Eleanor loses her temper, and discovers she is…

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WONDER WOMAN On Track To Crack Top Ten Superhero Movies Ever!

WONDER WOMAN On Track To Crack Top Ten Superhero Movies Ever!

Wonder Woman proved an unexpected tour de force at box offices these last three weekends.  At most recent count, the film has made $275 million domestically, and has a worldwide gross of $572 million. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman origin story currently ranks 24th worldwide, sandwiched between Iron Man at 23rd and X-Men: Apocalypse at 25th.  Domestically, it ranks 17th, just under Man of Steel‘s $291 million total.  Another incredible factoid: the film has the lowest second-weekend drop…

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Inkwell Awards Announce 2017 Winners

Inkwell Awards Announce 2017 Winners

The Inkwell Awards are an annual recognition given out to outstanding performers in the field of comic book inking. Today the organization announced the 2017 winners of the awards, and the winners include artists from across the mainstream and independent comic book spectrum. [OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] (New Bedford, MA/USA—June 19, 2017)  The Inkwell Awards has released the names of the winners of its 10th annual awards for excellence in the art form of comic book…

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SUPERGIRL Names New Showrunners for Season 3

SUPERGIRL Names New Showrunners for Season 3

As it enters its third season, Supergirl is shaking things up. According to Deadline, the CW has selected Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner to helm the show following the departure of Ali Adler, who has signed an overall deal with CBS. The new executive team has been with the show since the midpoint of the first season, and will join the show’s co-creator Andrew Kreisberg, who will be remaining with the production. Queller is a…

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NBC and DCE Release Unaired Adam West POWERLESS Episode

NBC and DCE Release Unaired Adam West POWERLESS Episode

With last week’s passing of beloved Batman actor Adam West, there has been an outpouring of admiration and memorialization from around the globe. Now NBC and DC Entertainment have decided to release West’s appearance on an unaired episode of the recently-cancelled Powerless TV series for free online. The full episode, which you can watch below, showcases West in the same sort of irreverent, quirky version of the DC Universe which simultaneously made him famous and which…

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