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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Black Mask Goes All In On Dystopia With CALEXIT

Black Mask Goes All In On Dystopia With CALEXIT

Launching Calexit shows that Black Mask Comics is utterly fearless.  When it comes to publishers willing to tackle real-world social issues in the pages of “funnybooks”, no one has been bolder than the fledgling indie publisher. Having already seen success with such titles as Liberator in the political realm, Black Mask is doubling down with the announcement of Calexit. Based on the recent proposals that the “left coast” should declare independence from the rest of…

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PREVIEW: First Look at FAITH #5 From Valiant Comics

PREVIEW: First Look at FAITH #5 From Valiant Comics

Valiant Comics has released an extended 10-page preview of next week’s issue of Faith from writers Jody Houser and Louise Simonson. The new issue will focus on the upcoming 2016 US Presidential Election, with a focus on former Secretary of State and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The preview is available below, and “Faith #5” hits comic book store shelves on November 2nd, 2016. FAITH #5 (ELECTION SPECIAL!) Written by JODY HOUSER with LOUISE SIMONSON and…

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DISCOURSE DISH: Peter David and Fallen Idols — a Personal Narrative

DISCOURSE DISH: Peter David and Fallen Idols — a Personal Narrative

This week, I wasn’t sure I would get a Discourse Dish out.  I have an interview to do today with Steve Orlando, after all.  And I hoped that I would have nothing to report on, no discourse to get involved in. And then I had to face the fall of an old idol. By now many people have heard about the antiziganist (anti-Romani) rant that Peter David went on on Friday.  For those who haven’t:…

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Justice League Cast Supports Pipeline Protestors

Justice League Cast Supports Pipeline Protestors

In North Dakota, conflict has characterized the last several months.  A company called Dakota Access wants to build an oil pipeline across Native lands, and have desecrated Native landmarks to do so.  The Standing Rock Sioux tribe now find themselves backed by some new supporters: The Justice League cast. Jason Momoa first kicked off the wave of support with his Twitter picture in April.  Then, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller spoke out for #RezpectOurWater in May. Just…

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The Time Luke Cage Told Trump to F&*k Off

The Time Luke Cage Told Trump to F&*k Off

Every now and again, comic books are topical. Even more rarely, they are accidentally topical. On very, very, super-rare occasions, they are accidentally topical in retrospect. Thanks, Luke Cage. Donald Drumpf, the current Republican Party nominee for President of the United States, has been a staple of the entertainment world for over two decades. Whether it was during his short stint as an AFL Football team owner, his time on WWE, or his various reality…

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Review: Campaigners Tackling the World

Review: Campaigners Tackling the World

Election years always have some representation in comics, one of the most famous examples is Barack Obama being featured in Amazing Spider-Man. Campaigners tries to capture the absurdity in modern politics through the scope of a potential future of 2076. Writer Brendan Hykes re-imagines debates as a no-holds-barred, brutal death-match, with the president being little more than a puppet, controlled by corporations. Not a terribly far cry from the current state of politics, to be…

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Citizen Jack: He’s Perfect If You Hate Politicians

Citizen Jack: He’s Perfect If You Hate Politicians

This August we will get the first 6 issues of Citizen Jack collected into a trade paperback.  It’s excellent timing as election day approaches.  We’ll have our top candidates vying for our attention.  What better way to distract yourself from the process than by reading about one that worships the devil.  He’s running a campaign that no one will forget, not unlike this current election season. [From the Image Comics Press Release] COMBAT POLITICAL FATIGUE WITHCITIZEN JACK…

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Artist Depicts Bernie Sanders as INVINCIBLE

Artist Depicts Bernie Sanders as INVINCIBLE

Is Bernie Sanders invincible? One artist appears to think so. With the American presidential race in full swing, memes of candidates from both ends of the political spectrum dominate the internet. Today artist Tony Zvonek took a comic-book-based approach to the struggle, altering the cover of Invincible volume 12 to make the protagonist resemble Senator Bernie Sanders. View post on imgur.com Entitled “Invincible Bernie”, the image comes just a day after Sanders swept the Alaska,…

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 May Leave Georgia if “Religious Freedom” Bill Passes

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 May Leave Georgia if “Religious Freedom” Bill Passes

The highly-anticipated sequel to Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy began production in February, but might be able to get a change of scenery. The film is currently shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, a location also used for the production of Marvel’s Ant-Man and the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Due to the recent introduction of a bill in the Georgia legislature called the “Preservation of Religious Freedom Act”, a bill aimed at allowing business owners to refuse…

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