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.
Whenever I tell someone I study religion and comics I get a subtle head turn and then, as if on cue, "Oh, how interesting." It takes a minute, but you can see in their eyes the connections being drawn together.
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.
The 4th Annual Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg Center of Black Research in Harlem had an overwhelming amount of attendees and comic books enthusiasts come out to support black comic book publishers, writers and illustrators.
As the Talent Scout for Marvel Comics, C.B. Cebulski gets to travel the world, meeting incredible artists, but as a dedicated foodie, C.B. also loves to experience the best local cuisine that his travels has to offer.
It's the first (that I know of) really well-told female superhero TV series. (Yes, I'm aware of Wonder Woman, the Bionic Woman, the many female superheros on the larger cast-driven TV series such as Heroes and Agents of Shield.
I was a kid who grew up reading those comics. I really came into it with a lot of knowledge of those characters. But I definitely reread a lot of them when we were prepping because there was some iconic imagery that I wanted to try and cram into the movie.