BGN Book Review: The Ballad of Black Tom

Written by C. Almost ten years ago, I had read Big Machine by Victor LaValle. I found it okay. Because of this lack of enthusiasm, I didn't really follow what LaValle did after that. But one person told me I had to read The Ballad of Black Tom. Then another. Then another... Guess what? They all...

BGN Comic Review: The Passing

By E. Angel You know for every generation there is villainy to overcome. For us as African-Americans, the vestiges of slavery, the civil rights struggles, and now the age of passive racism haunts us. While the majority community’s heroes come from the values of the creation of a nation either through hard work; or making,...

Zelda Manga Creators Bringing Their Legend to NYCC

The creative team behind THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga series is coming to New York Comic Con in the Fall. This two-woman team of  A. Honda and S. Nagano are collectively known as Akira Himekawa. This will be their first professional appearance, consisting of a series of special events and autograph sessions.   THE LEGEND OF...

BGN Book Review: Sins of the Father

Written by: Catrina Sins of the Father (written by Thelonious Legend) is part of a trilogy of books based on the Parker sisters with extraordinary powers. As a book for middle school students, this brought great memories of reading books like The Babysitters Club, and Sweet Valley High. This book is one step better because the...

Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther?

He's known as the Black Panther. His home is Wakanda. Welcome to T'Challa's world. During the last ten centuries, as European colonial powers spread their guns and armies throughout the continent, the African nation of Wakanda stood alone as an unconquerable land inhabited by undefeatable warriors and filled with incredible technological advancements. Jesse J. Holland's...

Review: Star Wars : Darth Vader Issue 1

By Kai Charles Opinions were mixed when Kieron Gillen ended his run on the new canon Darth Vader comic with issue 25. Some thought the ending was disjointed and needed more fleshing out. Others thought the series had gone on a bit too long. Almost everyone, however, missed the book once it was gone and...

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....

Star Wars Lost Stars: Manga Style

Written by: Kai Charles When is was announced a few months ago that Claudia Gray’s Lost Stars was being made into manga, fans of the novel were really excited. The adaptation is now online, for FREE! Visit Here to start your journey Lost Stars tells the story of Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell, two kids from a...

BGN Pride: Queer Characters of Color In Comics Part III

By Paige Allen Read Part I: Action & Adventure Read Part II: Slice of Life June is Pride Month, often a particularly festive time of the year when queer people of color examine the current state of the media and find themselves, once again, lacking in representation. For now, if you’re looking to celebrate your queerness, your...

Misfit City by Smith, Lustgarten & Franquiz — BGN Comic Review

Check out the latest review for the comic book, "Misfit City," here on Black Girl Nerds!
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