Author: J.R. LeMar

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PRODIGY. #3

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: PRODIGY. #2 Mark Millar starts off this issue right in the middle of a gunfight on top of a moving train, and the action just picks up from there barely giving the reading time to breath. This is a globe-trotting adventure as…

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1

Written by Kieron Gillen Drawn by Caspar Wijngaard Published by Dynamite Entertainment Peter Cannon is not a character that I am very familiar with, I mainly know him by the fact that he was the inspiration for the character of Ozymandias that Alan Moore created and used in his brilliant maxiseries WATCHMEN. Well it turns…

“BODY OF WORK” by Stormi Maya

This is Stormi Maya Alvarado, known professionally as just Stormi Maya. She is a self-described “Pro-Black/Feminist/Vegan/Artist/Musician/Director/Writer/Actor” whom I just discovered back in November. I’ll admit that I was immediately entranced by her stunning good-looks (I mean, come on, DAMN), but from following her on Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube it’s also clear that she’s one smart…

My TOP TEN Favorite Eddie Murphy Movies

Eddie Murphy has over 3 decades of experience entertaining film-goers during which time he has made a lot good films (and some really bad ones). Here is my list of what are my 10 favorite films (specifically, his live action films, I’m not counting the animated films like Shrek) that he has starred in. #10:…

Livewire #2

Written by Vita Ayala Drawn by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín Published by Valiant Comics PREVIOUSLY: Livewire #1 Picked up from the first issue’s cliffhanger, Livewire was ambushed and knocked unconscious by a group of heavily armed mercenaries who are working for some mysterious organization and is taking some hidden faculty where she is thrown…

Naomi #1

Written by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker Drawn by Jamal Campbell Published by DC Comics/Wonder Comics I really didn’t know what to make of this comic, which I got on impulse. I mean, it’s DC, one of the major comics publishers, and it’s an ongoing title starring a Black character, which is something…

Ironheart #2

Written by Eve L. Ewing Drawn by Luciano Vecchio Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Ironheart #1 Eve L. Ewing is definitely not one of those writers who tends toward “decompression” in her stories. She packs a lot of threads in this issue. At school, RiRi deals with more conflicts with Dean Bryant regarding the privacy…

PRODIGY. #2

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: PRODIGY. #1 Now joined by rogue CIA agent Rachel Staks, Edison Crane heads to Moscow where must break into a super-secret vault inside of The Kremlin to find an ancient scroll which pertains to the invasion that is underway from a parallel…

Outer Darkness #3

Written by John Layman Drawn by Afu Chan Published by Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment PREVIOUSLY: Outer Darkness #2 In this issue Captain Riggs sends an Away Team down to an apparently abandoned astroid in hopes of retrieving some valuable cargo. But in the course of the mission two crew members get killed by some kind of…

Livewire #1

Written by Vita Ayala Drawn by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín Published by Valiant Comics I’m not someone’s who’s previously bought many comics Valiant Comics over the years, so I’m coming into this title as a total newbie. Quite a lot has gone on with this particular character before that I have missed, but the…

Outer Darkness #2

Written by John Layman Drawn by Afu Chan Published by Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment PREVIOUSLY: Outer Darkness #1 Captain Riggs hates cats. That’s one of the first things we learn about him this issue, although we’re not given any specific reason why. But I also hate cats for no particular reason, so it just makes me…

PRODIGY. #1

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics I haven’t picked up a Mark Millar comic since I bought the first issue of his series EMPRESS back in 2016, but I was definitely intrigued when I first heard about this new series of his. Edison Crane is the World’s Smartest Man,…

Ironheart #1

Written by Eve L. Ewing Drawn by Kevin Libranda and Luciano Vecchio Published by Marvel Comics Riri Williams is a teenage genius from the mean streets of Chicago who reverse-engineered Tony Stark’s Iron Man design to built her own advanced suit of armor which she now utilized as the superhero called Ironheart, while she’s also…

Outer Darkness #1

Written by John Layman Drawn by Afu Chan Published by Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment I’ve been waiting for this eries every since I first say John Layman post about it on his Facebook page months ago. It’s a mix of sci-fi, horror, and “weird shit,” which is right up my alley! Imagine Star Trek but with…

LIFE UNDERWATER by J.R. LeMar and Samax Amen

PREVIOUSLY: DJINNX by J.R. LeMar and Samax Amen As I said, I was having a blast working on Djinnx with Mr. Amen, but I wanted to stretch our creative muscles and see what else we could do together. I wanted to do another strip with him that featured another  “mythical/magical/supernatural” type of character as the…

Now THIS Is What I Call BLACK POWER!

According to Forbes Magazine, there are currently four Black Billionaires in America. For your convenience, I will list them here, information taken from Forbes (which includes their ranking # in the list of the world’s billionaires). Regarded by most as the NBA’s greatest all-time player, Michael Jordan won six titles with the Chicago Bulls. His…

Self-Service and Robots

Someone posted this on Facebook recently, and while I agree with it in theory, I simply don’t see it working in reality. THIS is the end-result of Capitalism, folks. The purpose of businesses is to make as much profit for their owners as possible. Sometimes it means hiring the bare minimum of employees that they…

Which Door?

A friend posted this on Facebook recently: For the sake of this discussion, let’s make a few things clear. If you go through the Blue door you will arrive 15 years in the future (so, if you’re reading this when it’s posted, that would be the year 2033), and you would be physically 15 years…