Ready For Their Close-Ups: 3 Super-Universes Ready For Your Screens

Ready For Their Close-Ups: 3 Super-Universes Ready For Your Screens

At this point, despite the occasional think pieces to the contrary, the continued successes of super-hero films and TV series indicate that stories of heroes vs. villains won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. But the bulk of the properties have largely been drawn from either Marvel or DC Comics. Though we’ve seen comic book properties successfully adapted from non-superhero sources recently (“The Walking Dead” and “Preacher” being among the most prominent), when it comes to…

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Dwayne McDuffie Diversity in Comics Award goes to Ms. Marvel

Dwayne McDuffie Diversity in Comics Award goes to Ms. Marvel

The Long Beach Expo took place this past weekend in Long Beach, California.  One award garnered quite a bit of attention.  This year the Second Annual Dwayne McDuffie Diversity in Comics Award went to Ms. Marvel’s G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona.  It’s fantastic to see a book featuring a Muslim get recognition in the comic book industry. Ms. Marvel features a 16-year-old Pakistani-American named Kamala Khan.  She is Marvel’s first Muslim to star in…

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Finalists for 1st Dwayne McDuffie Diversity Award Announced

Finalists for 1st Dwayne McDuffie Diversity Award Announced

The selection and award committee for the inaugural Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity has announced the finalists for 2015, selecting titles which showcase creators and characters who defy the stereotype of comic books as an industry dominated by straight white males in skin-tight suits and the similar-looking people who create them. The committee nominated five titles for contention: Dynamite’s Shaft by David F. Walker and Bilquis Evely, KexComics’ Hex11 by Lisa K. Weber and Kelly…

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