BGN Pull List: A Look into ‘The Wild Storm: Michael Cray’ Issue#9

Imagine comic series that features a hero who is possessed by an alien and living in a world where the DC superheroes we know are actually evil. No, this is not a CW Arrowverse crossover, it's DC's The Wild Storm: Michael Cray. The series features the hero Micheal Cray, a military-trained assassin who was chemically infected on a...

Jamie Foxx Set To Star In Blumhouse Version of ‘Spawn’

Today Deadline reported that actor Jamie Foxx is set to star in Spawn, the Blumhouse film that marks the directorial debut of legendary comic book creator Todd McFarlane from the scripted adaptation of his comic book creation. Deadline reports the following: Foxx will play the character who started out in the comics as Al Newman, a member...

Black Panther and the Reclaiming of An Authentic Afrofuturism

Watching Marvel’s Black Panther for the first (and second) time, I reveled in the unapologetic Blackness of it all. With Black women, loved and respected, at the center of a narrative that embraces Afrofuturism, it is a wonder when we realize that this character and world were originally created by two white men, Stan...

BGN Interview: Comic Book Artist Alitha E. Martinez

If you haven't heard of Alitha E. Martinez, let me provide a brief explainer on why you should know who this eminent comic book artist is. With a nearly 20-year career in comics, Alitha E. Martinez is an inker and penciller, who has worked for both of the big 2 --- Marvel and DC....

Can You Believe It: Wesley Snipes Was Almost Black Panther!

As most of the world prepares to sit for the highly-anticipated Marvel film 'Black Panther,' former Marvel star Wesley Snipes reveals he nearly played the character 20 years prior! Read on for more.

BGN Film Review: ‘Black Panther’ – Marvel’s Greatest Accomplishment

The title of this movie review may seem hyperbolic to some, but trust me when I say that Marvel has created a masterpiece with Black Panther. I plan to keep this review spoiler-free and leave out details, because I want you to go in with fresh eyes and experience this the same way I...

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...

BGN’s Exclusive with Damon Gupton on the Intricacies of his Character on ‘Black Lightning’

The premiere of Black Lightning is less than two weeks away and we could not be more excited! At the center of Black Lightning are complex stories written by us and in our own narrative. One character that has a complex relationship with Jefferson Pierce and Black Lightning is Inspector Henderson portrayed by Damon...

Black Panther “From Page To Screen” Featuring Kevin Feige and Stan Lee!

Join Kevin Feige and Stan Lee as they look at the origins of Black Panther and his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in “From Page to Screen,” an exciting video featurette now available!   Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the...