The First Order Strikes Back! First Look at the new CAPTAIN PHASMA #1!

Marvel Comics Presents the Essential Bridge Between STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI! Last time we saw Captain Phasma it wasn't looking good for her. She had Finn's blaster pointed at her awesomely chrome helmet and Han Solo suggesting the trash compactor as a nice location for her. Assuming the...

120PAGES PUBLISHES COLIN COSTELLO’S BOOK, SUPERMODELS!

120Pages, a new publisher that connects readers with unproduced award-winning screenplays, released Emmy-nominated screenwriter/director, Colin Costello’s new book, “Supermodels!” Aside from earning the Emmy nod for the PBSKids educational series, “Moochie Kalala Detective’s Club,” Colin is the writer of the 2013 theatrical family film, “The Stream,” the writer/producer of the award-winning international DC Comics fan...

Earbuds Engaged! Levar Burton Reads Is Here!

By Tai Gooden Levar Burton is turning his vocal powers to short fiction. On his new podcast Levar Burton Reads, Levar will share some of his favorite stories across several genre’s. First up is the short story Kin from Asimov’s Science Fiction February, 2006. I’m so excited for this show! The first episode is up now...

Review: Star Wars Guardians of the Wills

  By: Kai Charles Baze and Chirrut were two of the breakout stars from the film Rogue One. The characters spawned numerous discussions about a possible gay relationship, the nature of force sensitivity, and the new canon view of Jedi lore. And just as quickly as fans fell in love with the duo, our hearts were...

World Of Wakanda Canceled

Sunday evening on Twitter it was announced by renowned writer Roxane Gay that Marvel's World of Wakanda has been canceled.  The book featured Dora Milaje members Ayo and Aneka. Both Gay and Yona Harvey were writers on the book.  I was informed by a follower on the BGN account of the news: Sadly, the series...

BGN Pride: Queer Characters of Color In Comics – Part 1

By Paige Allen 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. By now, the many insidious reasons for our generally monochromatic media are well-known. The BGN community frequently examines these issues, with...

BGN Comic Review: Malika

By Junae Benne From the creators of Exos comes Malika, a comic book featuring a black female protagonist. Malika is the queen of Azzaz. Although her mother was queen before her, people still question if a woman is fit to lead. Many of her struggles are relatable. Malika's main struggle is showing compassion without showing...

BGN Comic Review: Harriet Tubman: Demon Slayer

The art of the historical/genre-fiction mashup has slightly waned lately, but we have a new one to look forward to after its successful Kickstarter campaign. Harriet Tubman: Demon Slayer – a somewhat odd sequence of words that still manages to roll off the tongue with a flourish – is one of the first that...

Review: Darth Maul Issue #3

By: Kai Charles I become more and more impressed with the world Bunn, Ross & Woodard continue to create in this series. In this issue, we see the auction of Jedi padawan Eldra Kaitis.Xrexus has gathered a room full of bad people with deep pockets for her event.  When Maul figures out he can’t win...

Daniel José Older does it again with Dead Light March

Written by: Kortney Daniel José Older’s Dead Light March, the second novella within the Shadowshaper series, is a fast and thrilling ride from beginning to end. It begins with Mina, who’s on the move in the middle of the night and clearly up to something pretty sketchy. I was immediately intrigued by this character with her...
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