The New Face of ‘Kick-Ass’ by Millar & Romita Jr — BGN Comic Review

'Kick-Ass' gets a new look with its latest incarnation by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. BGN's resident comic book reviewer, Kai Charles, gives her take on the newest vigilante. Read on for more on Black Girl Nerds!

SXSW 2018: TuneIn Live Hosts Coffee & Mayhem, featuring DMC & Jamie Broadnax

“Comic books were an empowering entity in my life.” These were some of the many breathless, passionate words shared by Darryl McDaniels, better known as D.M.C., the King of Rock in the chart-busting, genre-blending, pioneering rap group Run-D.M.C. Tune In Live programming at SXSW 2018 hosted a special podcast episode on Wednesday, March 14th, dubbed...

Tandem Review: ‘Sideways’ & ‘The Silencer’ Issue 1 — BGN Comic Review

'The New Age of Heroes' has released two new superheroes for us to love: Sideways and The Silencer. Read one comic book enthusiast's review of the tandem comic books here, on Black Girl Nerds!

BGN Comic Review: ‘Star Wars: Thrawn’

Ask any Star Wars fan about Grand Admiral Thrawn and the majority of them will smile and tell you about their favorite parts of the Heir To The Empire, the book series where Timothy Zahn first introduced readers to the Grand Admiral. When the new canon was introduced, many believed they would never see the...

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 Comic Book Review: ‘The Black Dahlias’

Read on for the latest review of 'The Black Dahlias' Issue Zero by Schwarz, Clark, Syahrazad & Aguierre, right now on Black Girl Nerds!

BGN Comic Book Review: ‘Metal’ Issue 5

Black Girl Nerds contributor Kai Charles returns with the latest review of 'Dark Knights Metal Issue 5' right here on Black Girl Nerds. Read on for more!

‘Long Live the King’ Series Gifts Black Panther to the African Diaspora

The Black Panther: Long Live the King series from Marvel, exclusively for Comixology has been chronicling T’Challa’s struggle with natural disaster fallout, internal strife, and powerful being that causes the monarch to lose his Black Panther essence. We arrive in Book 6 which releases February 28, 2018, where a Nigerian girl Ngozi and her...

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....

Bingo Love Evokes “Moonlight” In ‘San Junipero’ This Valentines Day

"For those who don't know Bingo Love, I see it as Moonlight meets Black Mirror's San Junipero episode." A happy little thrum of recognition rolled off of the crowd gathered at Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse when author Tee Franklin described her gorgeous book as such. I had just finished reading Bingo Love at my table...