Who is Black Manta and Why is He the Villain in ‘Aquaman’?

In the upcoming Aquaman movie, we already know that Black Manta is a villain who will have a side storyline. He is described as a mercenary and a treasure hunter named David Kane. Manta is being played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II of The Get Down and The Greatest Showman. These facts are sparse, thanks to a tight-lipped...

11 Things To Tell Your Non-Nerd Friend Before You See ‘Aquaman’

We all have that friend who is not a nerd, but who always wants to see the movies adapted from comics on opening night. We let that friend come along, just to be nice. However, you know how this always ends…That friend fires off about a million questions that start at the title sequences...

Getting Ready for the Baltimore Comic-Con!

On the Patapsco River near where it empties into the Chesapeake Bay is the city Baltimore.  This year, we nerds will be begging and bribing our loved ones, friends, and acquaintances to travel to Charm City for this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con (BCC). Staged out of the Baltimore Convention Center, which is conveniently nestled between...

That Time I Saved ‘Superman’

BY DENNIS R. UPKINS Chances are you’ve probably seen him while looking up in the sky. You probably thought it was a bird. No… a plane.  The uncertainty is understandable. In addition to being more powerful than a locomotive, he’s also faster than a speeding bullet. Make no mistake. He's out there and has been...

New Marvel Series Featuring Female Superheroes Is Happening!

According to Variety, a new series featuring female Marvel superheroes is in the works. Allan Heinberg, who is the writer for the box-office hit Wonder Woman, is involved in this new series. There have not been a lot of details released yet. ABC Studios and Marvel TV will be producing the show and have...

BGN Interview: Actress Daisy Lightfoot of ‘Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest’

By Lisa D. DeNeal (@diolette) Daisy Lightfoot knew at an early age that she wanted a career in the arts. She took ballet lessons, then, gymnastics. But it was Saturday mornings spent watching cartoons, that sparked Lightfoot into wanting to be a part of that world, but, behind the scenes. Fast forward to 2018, and,...

BGN Film Trailers: ‘Captain Marvel’

Get ready for the next addition to the Marvel Cinema Universe--Captain Marvel. Here are some things we loved to see in the trailer and other things we got questions about. Her History At the beginning of the trailer, it looks as though Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larsen, is alien. She is unaware of her past...

BGN Pull List: Sorghum and Spear – Simidan Comic Power

In March 2017, the creative team of Dedren Snead and Timothy Geathers initiated a Kickstarter campaign that introduces a universe where the All-Mother Eshe has shepherded the An’Fre people in the world of Tal'Jazar, known as the Eternal Realm.  As with all realms, all good things must end as a dark force enters.  In...

Power Morphicon Morphs Fandom Into Power

We came, we saw, we morphed at Southern California’s Official Power Morphicon 2018! This year I got to add a new con into my rotation and that is always exciting. Conventions are sort of my thing. I wanted to come and focus on the rangers of color and what their representation means to ranger...

#SDCC Exclusive: ‘Venom’ Injects Its Poison In Hall H

Venom is a new film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Marvel and distributed by Sony Pictures.  This film will be within the same timeline as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Hall H panel this evening featured director Ruben Fleischer and a blonde-haired Riz Ahmed and Tom Hardy. So what can we expect? Ruben Fleischer says...
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