Category: Black Comic-Books

Comic-books that star Black characters.

PRODIGY. #5

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: PRODIGY. #4 As I’ve noted in my last two reviews, the biggest flaw I find in this series that Edison is written as so much smarter than everyone else that it removes all of the suspense from the stories. Mark Millar corrects…

Ironheart #4

Written by Eve L. Ewing Drawn by Luciano Vecchio Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Ironheart #3 After their encounter last issue, the supervillain Midnight’s Fire returns to confront RiRi in her own mother’s house. As I said in response to the first issue I thought it would be better if Ironheart had a secret identity,…

PRODIGY. #4

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: PRODIGY. #3 This issue is even more action-heavy than the last. We see Edison fighting groups of armed men, jumping out of windows, jumping out of a plan, dismantling a missile in mid-air and just generally being a badass. We also get…

Ironheart #3

Written by Eve L. Ewing Drawn by Geoffrey Beaulieu and Luciano Vecchio Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Ironheart #2 RiRi’s back in Chicago, staying with her mother as she investigates the disappearance of her childhood friend Daija, and tries to see if there’s a connection to the gang of children who are stealing electronics around…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Strange Fruit #3

Written by J.G. Jones and Mark Waid Drawn by J.G. Jones Published by Boom! Studios PREVIOUSLY: Strange Fruit #2 SIX MONTHS LATER, the third issue of this 4 issue miniseries has finally been published. I wish I could say that it was worth the wait but…well, that would be lying. Like I said last time,…

HASS #1

Written by B. Alex Thompson Drawn by Federico Santagati Published by Approbation Comics I got this last week on impulse. The synopsis for this series was: In a story that’s “Romeo & Juliet” meets “American History X,” Hass is the story of the dramatic and tragic events that turns a young Black man into a…

ROUTE 3 #3

Writer: Robert Jeffrey II Artist: Sean Damien Hill Publisher: Terminus Media Previously: Route 3 #2 This is a bigger than average issue, about 35 pages, and the first half is mostly dialogue. There’s a lot of panels of talking heads, but it’s good and informative, and a credit to writer Robert Jeffrey II that he’s…

Strange Fruit #2

Written by J.G. Jones and Mark Waid Drawn by J.G. Jones Published by Boom! Studios PREVIOUSLY: Strange Fruit #1 Picking up from the previous issue, the large muscular Black man from space, who has been nicknamed “Johnson”, comes wandering through town, with nothing on but a Confederate flag wrapped around his waist. This naturally is…

Strange Fruit #1

Written by J.G. Jones and Mark Waid Drawn by J.G. Jones Published by Boom! Studios Just like with Mark Millar’s HUCK, this is a book that I initially considered avoiding, because of a similar concept that I have had in mind. I discussed this on the old Bleeding Cool forum back in February, when it…

SHAFT #3

Written by David F. Walker Drawn by Bilquis Evely Published by Dynamite Comics PREVIOUSLY: Shaft #2 So, as per last issue, Shaft’s burgeoning romance with a woman named Arletha got interrupted by some goons who burst into her apartment with guns, looking for her ex-roomate Marisol. Shaft got forced to try to help one of…

Shaft #2

Written by David F. Walker Drawn by Bilquis Evely Published by Dynamite Comics PREVIOUSLY: Shaft #1 So, as per last issue, Shaft managed to get out of Harlem intact, despite refusing local gangster Junius Tate’s order that he take a dive in his boxing match. But this means that his nascent boxing career is over.…

Django/Zorro #2

Written by Quentin Tarantino and Matt Wagner Drawn by Esteve Polls Published by Dynamite Comics PREVIOUSLY: Django/Zorro #1 This is issue is primarily concerned with the story of a man named Gurko Landon who is meant to be the villain of this miniseries. He is a wealthy land-owner from Spain who has come to Arizona…

Shaft #1

Written by David F. Walker Drawn by Bilquis Evely Published by Dynamite Comics Who’s the Black private dick that’s a sex machine with all the chicks? SHAFT! Thinking about it, I’m kind of surprised that it’s taken this long for someone to adapt Ernest Tidyman’s classic literary/film character John Shaft into a comic-book, but here…

Midnight Tiger #2 (again?)

Written by DeWayne Feenstra Art by Ray-Anthony Height Colors by Paul John Little Letters by Vito Delsante Published by Action Lab Entertainment Okay, first off, something is wrong here. This is a digital series, as far as I know. I don’t know if it’s also available in print, but I just get it via Comixology.…