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Philly's First Black Female Comic Book Store Owner Lands Variant Cover With Riri Williams

Erika Hardison | Posted 10.26.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

Let's not forget all the #BlackGirlMagic that's happening in comics right now. Image Credit: "Invincible Iron Man #1" Marvel Entertainment / Disney ...

They're pouring in for ComicCon

Tom Falco | Posted 10.06.2016 | New York
Tom Falco

It's that time of year again, New York Comic Con has taken over New York City. From Thursday through Sunday, all of your favorite comic, tv and movie ...

New York Comic-Con Highlights

Erik Sharkey | Posted 10.04.2016 | Entertainment
Erik Sharkey

It's the time of year again for the biggest nerd event on the East Coast! I'm talking about New York Comic-Con. Fans will flock in from the tristate a...

Creating Comics With Kazimir Lee Iskander

Katie Li | Posted 09.29.2016 | Books
Katie Li

Sometime around 1994, I really wanted to get into comic books. The X-Men, toting female characters on the covers, seemed more accessible to me than Batman or Spiderman. When I asked my neighbor, an avid comics fan, where I should start, he retorted, "You can't read comics--you're a girl."

SACREBLEU! Calling All Fans Of Tintin The Little Reporter.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.25.2016 | Arts
Sidonie Sawyer

I grew up in Paris reading the classic Tintin et Milou albums. I learned about some countries I had never been, and the best curse words I had never h...

Batman, Superman, Peanuts; He's got his hands in all of them and many more

Tom Falco | Posted 09.07.2016 | Entertainment
Tom Falco

10 With Tom 10 questions in 10 minutes Marc Tyler Nobleman is the author of books including Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman, Brave Like My B...

Q&A With Allen Bellman -- Timely/Marvel Legendary Artist

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 08.19.2016 | Entertainment
Chuck Mirarchi

It was natural. A feeling I had within as a young child of 6 or 7. I would draw on anything that was open. My dad had a bakery and I drew on the paper bags. I guess I created the first commercial bag!

Suicide Squad

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.03.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Considering this film, the misguided Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice doesn't look so bad. And that glowing halo that Deadpool wears proudly shines brighter every time a pretender like Suicide Squad hits the theaters.

San Diego Comic-Con Film Festival Highlights

Erik Sharkey | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Erik Sharkey

Once again it is time for the biggest pop culture event of the year, San Diego Comicon, the "Woodstock for Geeks" which is a celebration of comic book...

Newt Has A Monstrously Bad Idea

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Newt Gingrich's supposed smartness is rather indiscriminate, when examined closely. Newt has what he considers 10 or 12 brilliant ideas each day, which he is in the habit of just tossing out for discussion.

The Significance Of La Borinqueña For An Afro-Puertorriqueña

Katherine Garcia Camacho | Posted 06.11.2016 | Latino Voices
Katherine Garcia Camacho

We need representations to be three-dimensional and to avoid harmful stereotypes about minority identities and we need to hold those with the power to influence accountable.

Marvel Fans, This is The Apocalypse You're Going To Wish Made It To The Movie Screen

Erika Hardison | Posted 05.24.2016 | Entertainment
Erika Hardison

Most Marvel fans aren't too happy with the images of Apocalypse - Marvel's arguably most strongest and scariest mutant seems to be lacking the scare f...

Marvel's 'Black Panther' Inspires New Hashtag and Reveals Majority Black Cast

Erika Hardison | Posted 05.24.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

Yes, #BlackPantherSOLit is hot trending topic on Twitter and even Facebook. Since Marvel revealed that the upcoming and highly anticipated 'Black Panther' movie will have a majority black cast, social media has not stopped talking about it.

Black Women in Comics: (H)afrocentric Wins 2016 Glyph Award

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 05.23.2016 | Black Voices
Sheena C. Howard

As the comics industry continues to make a noticeable shift towards including, marketing to and creating safe spaces for women and women of color, nominations for comic awards across the industry have soared.

Nostalgia Theater Podcast: IDW Publishing's Chris Ryall on Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Trek and More!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.03.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Chris discusses the process by which IDW has been able to amass such an amazing roster of top drawer titles from topflight talent, and he also talks up one of IDW's latest projects: the impending relaunch of '70s-'80s fave Rom: Spaceknight.

Batman v Superman (Spoiler Warning) Sucked

Galanty Miller | Posted 03.28.2016 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Director Zack Snyder accomplished what bullying, vegetables, and regular trips to the dentist failed to do; he ruined my childhood.

How Comic Books Get Students Talking

Dallas Rico | Posted 03.15.2016 | Education
Dallas Rico

Now I'm not advocating that teachers swap out The Dark Knight Returns for The Great Gatsby, but I do believe comics can serve as a high-interest supplemental reading for comic book fans, like they did for me.

Actor Jade Hassoune of Shadowhunters is Into the Comic Book Scene

Ilana Rapp | Posted 03.15.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Jade Hassoune plays Meliorn in the @FreeformTV's television series Shadowhunters. Jade Hassoune's Twitter. @jadehassoune , Facebook Photo by Brad Ever...

Meet Faith, The Body-Positive Superhero Of Our Dreams

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 02.18.2016 | Arts

When you think about female superheroes, the images that come to mind might include taut stomachs, skintight bodysuits and hourglass measurements. But...

A Cabinet of Curiosities, Americana Style: Tom Manning's Runoff

Sezin Koehler | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Sezin Koehler

Runoff is a fantastically entertaining ode to Americana the Strange, with an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to monsters and horror stories that any savvy reader will be able to appreciate and celebrate.

The Inspiring Story Behind 'Living Level 3:Iraq'

Joshua Dysart | Posted 01.21.2016 | World
Joshua Dysart

I was awake in my Erbil hotel room when the Muslim call to prayer, the Adhan, began. I was unable to sleep. It was my first morning in Iraq. I had arr...

Philly Is Home to the First Black Woman-Owned Comic Book Store

Erika Hardison | Posted 01.04.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

I was on Facebook when I saw this link about this black woman in Philly that has opened a comic book and coffee shop. I was elated myself. Can you say, "road trip?"

NYT Article on Comic Diversity Is Incredibly Problematic

Joshua Adams | Posted 12.31.2015 | Media
Joshua Adams

Ampikaipakan points are not only flawed, but incredibly problematic and inconsiderate. Making cases that suggest diversity is an opponent to universality is such a dangerous oxymoron.

Your Smartphone's Best-Kept Secret: Comic Books

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.25.2015 | Technology

Got a new phone for Christmas? Congratulations: You've unwittingly received a great way to experience comic books. You already know the thing is perfe...

Watch Women Try To Recreate Comic Book Heroes' Absurdly Sexy Poses

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.12.2015 | Women

The presence of fierce female heroes in comic books is a win for women. Their unrealistic bodies, though, are still a problem. To emphasize how impra...