Rogue and Gambit #1 Review: Gambit STAYS Being Thirsty

One of my favorite couples in Marvel comics have their own book and let me tell you the chemistry between Remy LeBeau (Gambit) and Rogue is palpable! The comic opens with a panel snapshot of Gambit and Rogue's history which spans over a couple of decades.  These two have been through a myriad of...

BGN Comic Review: X-Men Gold #1

When I saw the press release for X-Men Gold #1 issued by Marvel and glanced at that cover art I knew I had to get my hands on this comic book.  Let me explain---the superhero team Excalibur, was my gateway into comics.  My very first issue was Excalibur Special Edition (1987).  Can I be...

Your Sons Need to Read The Book ‘Dear Martin’

“Dear Martin” is a first-person perspective of what it means to be a young Black male--or target, rather-- in America. After the many shootings and killings of unarmed Black teenagers for petty crimes or even misdemeanors within the past 2-3 years, Nic Stone’s novel is timely and relatable. Justyce McAllister is among the extraordinary; he is...

The Origin Stories Behind the Villains of Black Panther – Part Two

Written by: Kai Charles The following is part 2 of this series featuring the foes of the Marvel Comics superhero Black Panther. This editorial will focus on MCU villain M'Baku. The inhabitants of Wakanda are not always docile to their leadership. An example of this is the story of M'Baku. M’Baku Cinematic Version Winston Duke In our first glimpse of...

Black Characters and Non-Black Writers: An Imperfect Union

Written by: Talynn Kel It is no secret that white people don’t identify with Black people. It still shocks me to realize that something as superficial as my skin color causes people to completely disconnect me from humanity. There have been multiple studies on white people’s inability to relate to Black people, characters, children, etc....

Pride Month Variants from Skybound

Skybound, the publisher behind The Walking Dead and Outcast will be releasing two LGBTQ variant covers for Pride month this June. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign. The first cover is illustrated by Sina Grace, and the colors are done by Tamra Bonvillain. Grace is best known for Self-Obsessed...

Review: Rogue One Issue One by Houser Laiso & Bazaldua

By Kai Charles I hadn’t planned on picking up this series as individual issues, but when I found this Krennic Action figure variant at Star Wars Celebration I had to pick it up.   So what can this Rogue One comic offer months after the movie's release? Quite a lot actually. The creators reached out to Gareth...

Flat Origin Story Doesn’t Allow Ironheart to Thrive As Much as She Could

  By Janaya Greene Though Riri Williams is continuing Tony Starks’ superhero work as Ironheart, she is undoubtedly creating a legacy of her own. Invincible Iron Man Volume 3 introduces us to Riri Williams, a 15-year-old girl from Chicago. A flashback reveals that at five years old, Riri’s family learned she was a super genius when she...

Afrofuturism At Iconic Sankofa Books

Here's something for you comic book scholars, sci-fi revolutionaries, and practitioners of astral Blackness in the DC area: Author and founder of Afrofuturism Network William Jones will talk about the imagery of black people in comic books, science fiction and supernatural films during a book discussion and signing event at Sankofa Video, Books and Café...

BGN Comic Review: “Monster Unleashed”— Fantastic Beasts & The Heroes That Fight Them

Read the latest review of "Monsters Unleashed" here on Black Girl Nerds!