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 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,...

I’m Moving To Wakanda So I Can Relish In Black People Magic 24/7: #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe

Whoooooo! Black Panther debuts in theaters on February 16th. We're only a few more days away! Stay calm people; it'll be here before we know it! I personally first started hearing buzz about Marvel Studio’s Black Panther back in 2016. At the time, I had been doing research on racism and minorities in comics/graphic novels for the final...

Milestone 2.0 / Earth M to be Featured Tonight on AMC’s ‘Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics’

AMC's new series AMC Visionaries has been running strong with Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics, which has covered the industry on different subjects and from a variety of different viewpoints, including early years with Jack Kirby and Stan Lee and the medium's response to 9/11. Tonight, at 10:00pm EST, the fifth episode is set...

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...

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 Interview: “Black Lightning” and “Misty Knight” Creator Tony Isabella

If you don't know already, Tony Isabella is the creator of two of the most eminent Black characters in comics. Marvel's Misty Knight, whom most of you know from the Luke Cage and Iron Fist series, and DC's Black Lightning, who currently has his own live-action TV show of the same name on the...

Top 5 MOST Annoying Appearances of Boob Cups in Comics

by Cherra Hampton-Mitchell Can we talk about one of the most annoying trends in comics? Ladies, I’m sure you know what it is already, but just in case you don’t: boob cups, also known as boob plate armor. Why must the women of comic universes be subjected to that nonsense? It’s ridiculous, serves no purpose,...

5 Thoughts From Freeform’s New “Cloak and Dagger” Trailer

Freeform's newest Marvel show, 'Cloak and Dagger' hits the small screen on June 7 and has tantalized awaiting fans with a new trailer. What does the new sneak peek reveal? Check out one BGN's breakdown of what it can all mean, here on Black Girl Nerds!

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...