Conrad is a professional thief and he’s good. Very good. But to clear his conscience and make up for past deeds he only steals from thieves. If you have never read Thief of Thieves then this is definitely the issue for you to jump in on as it begins a new story arc. Previous issues had him rethinking his life choices and whether or not he should stay in the game. Now, he’s successfully doing what he does best and honoring his own moral code.
If you follow me on Snapchat, then you know I was at the Glyph Comic Awards on Friday. It was both my first time at the event, as well as my first time at the African American Museum of Philadelphia (which I will definitely return to because it’s beautiful!). For me the big surprises of the Glyph Awards were Chuck Collins’ BOUNCE! webcomic, winning 3 awards including Best Webcomic, The Rising Star Award and the Fan Award for Best Work and Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder and Natacha Bustos win with Moongirl and Devil Dinosaur for Best Female character. Both comics prove that black characters in webcomics and black female characters are both relevant and marketable.
Next in my #AfricaRising series is a review of Sannkofamaan, written by Akinseye Brown and created by his company Sokoya Comics. A comic about an African-American quantum physicist who gains powers after a scientific experiment goes wrong. The resulting explosion gives him (and others apparently) replication powers (think Naruto “Clone Technique” but with more style), which he then uses to defend and promote justice. But this isn’t just a story about a man with mutant powers. It actually addresses political corruption, African vs African-American culture clashes as well as eco-terrorism.
Black Panther #1, written by The Atlantic national correspondent and National Book Award winner, Ta-Nehisi Coates, accompanied with outstanding art by Brian Stelfreeze, garnered international buzz and attention upon the announcement of this series in 2015 and debuted as the best-selling comic for the month of April. Marvel continues the excitement surrounding Marvel’s celebrated Super Hero T’Challa, the Black Panther, through a groundbreaking hip-hop inspired video series entitled “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet”.
Indie scifi novel and comic book publisher Rosarium Publishing announced April 6 that it is raising funds via crowdfunding to help pay for production of a minimum of 10 more titles this year. The campaign, entitled Rosarium Publishing: The Next Level, has set out to raise $40,000 on Indiegogo to cover the costs of offset printing and marketing of fiction in the science fiction, children’s, crime, steampunk, satire and comics genres.
Rosarium Publishing is an independently run, minority-owned publishing company specializing in speculative fiction, comics, satire and a touch of crime fiction. The company was founded in May 2013 by science fiction/fiction writer Bill Campbell with a focus on multicultural stories told from the voices of diverse artists. The publisher currently supports over 40 artists and writers from all over the world and currently has over 18 fiction novels and over 20 comic book titles. You can find Rosarium Publishing titles at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Comixology and PeepGame Comix. Bill Campbell had one goal when he started Rosarium: to bring true diversity to publishing so that the high-quality books and comics the company produces actually reflect the fascinating, multicultural world we truly live in today.
Created by David Mack and Joe Quesada, Maya Lopez, (a.k.a.- “Echo”) first appeared in Daredevil Vol. 2, #9 (12/99). She was half Cheyenne, half Latina and after Kingpin killed her father, (Willie “Crazy Horse” Lincoln), Kingpin raised her as his own (lying about her father’s death of course). Fisk tells her that Daredevil is responsible for her father’s death and sends her to kill him. Which, of course, doesn’t go as planned and they end up falling for each other. (Daredevil: Parts of a Whole 2/2010; Mack/Quesada) There is beautiful artwork in this book!
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