Comic Books

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New Comic Book Stars Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a Superhero

The first-year Congress member and the “Freshman Force” are poised to take down Washington, D.C.

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Read Taneka Stotts' Reflections on Challenging the Status Quo of Comics

The writer and publisher won an Eisner Award for “Elements: Fire,” a comic anthology featuring creators of color.

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Shuri, Your Favorite Wakandan Princess, Gets Her Own Marvel Series

Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor writes a new set of comics that follow the genius as she leaves the lab to fulfill Black Panthers responsibilities.

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Miles Morales Gets His Own Animated Spider-Man Feature

The still-untitled film hits theaters in December 2018.

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The 'Black Panther' Cast is Peak Black Excellence

The official cast lineup was revealed at Comic-Con, and it’s lit. Plus, writer Roxane Gay will co-write a new comic companion series to the current “Black Panther” comic reboot.

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Watch Marvel's New Video to Learn '10 Facts About Black Panther'

Marvel released the video for those who need a primer before jumping into Ta-Nehisi Coates’ comic series and Ryan Coogler’s upcoming movie adaptation.

Ryan Coogler Will Co-Write 'Black Panther' Movie

Marvel previously announced that the “Creed” and “Fruitvale Station” director is set to helm the film.

First Look at Ta-Nehisi Coates' Upcoming 'Black Panther' Comic

The first edition will be released digitally on April 6. 

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse Is First East-Coast Comic Book Shop Owned By Black Woman

The Philadelphia store, whose owner we profiled in 2015, opened its doors in time for the new year. 

Fundraiser Friday: 'Kid Impact' Comic Confronts Syrian Civil War Head-On

This giant-sized comic will follow a young Syrian refugee as he re-enters the war to save his cousin. 

Check Out 'Raising Dion,' a New Comic About a Single Mom Bringing Up a Superhero Son

A new comic eschews the typical superhero story to follow the single mother who helps him develop his powers.

Marvel's Newest Superhero is a Black, Genius Preteen: Moon Girl

New sueprhero alert! Moon Girl is described as “Inspector Gadget—only this time, she also knows what she’s doing.”

‘Breaking’ Presents Ariell Johnson, Comic Shop Builder

Johnson’s upcoming comic store and coffeehouse will create community and highlight artists of color.

 

Black Latino Miles Morales Is Officially The New Spider-Man

Alternate universe Spidey is set to take over the starring role in this fall’s Spider-Man comic reboot.

Cheo Hodari Coker Named Showrunner of "Luke Cage"

Coker joins the Marvel universe.

Ruth Negga Snags Leading Role in Comic Book Drama

Ruth Negga will star in AMC’s “Preacher” in a role originally written for a southern white woman.

Why America's Comics Are More Diverse Than Ever

Society has changed, and so have its superheroes.

Gene Luen Yang on Diversity in Comics: 'We Have to Make Mistakes'

The award-winning graphic novelist delivered a rousing speech at the National Book Festival gala.

Gene Luen Yang Helps Revive the First Asian-American Superhero

The Green Turtle is back.

Queer Comics of Color Look at the Racism of Hipster Halloweens

Julio Salgado and Tina Vasquez show that you’re not alone in your Halloween anxiety.