Category: Black Comic-Books

Comic-books that star Black characters.

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.…

Django/Zorro #1

Written by Quentin Tarantino and Matt Wagner Drawn by Esteve Polls Published by Dynamite Comics Let me preface this review by stating that I was not a fan of the movie Django Unchained. I meant to write a review here but never got around to it, and I don’t really feel like going into details…

STORM #4

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Victor Ibanez Colored by Ruth Redmond Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: STORM #3 The cover has a banner that says THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE across the top, which had me worried at first that this would be part of a crossover, and since I’m not currently buying any other…

STORM #3

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Scott Hepburn and David Baldeon Inked by Scott Hepburn and Jordi Tarragona Colored by Rachelle Rosenberg Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: STORM #2 Another late review, I know. But before I get into my thoughts about this issue my friend Samax Amen has written an interesting article about this…

MIDNIGHT TIGER #2

Written by DeWayne Feenstra Art by Ray-Anthony Height Colors by Paul Little Letters by Erica Schultz Published by Action Lab Entertainment PREVIOUSLY: MIDNIGHT TIGER #1 This is a surprisingly spare issue, at least compared to the previous issue and issue #0. It opens with Gavin at school with his friends Dex and Ryan. They have…

STORM #2

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Victor Ibanez Colored by Ruth Redmond Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: STORM #1 This issue opens with Storm and Wolverine in some little bar in NYC talking about Storm’s actions in Santo Marco last issue. As I said before, I’m not up on current X-Men events, but it is…

STORM #1

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Victor Ibanez Colored by Ruth Redmond Published by Marvel Comics I picked this book up out of sheer curiosity. I haven’t read any of the X-books regularly since Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men, so I’m going into this book pretty blind. To his credit, Greg Pak writes this story in…

MILES AWAY #1

Writers Anthony Montgomery and Brandon Easton Artist Jeff Stokely and Jey Odin Cover art by Brian Denhem Colors by Dawnsen Chen and Rashad Doucet Letters by Adam Pruett Published by Antarctic Press This is an interesting project that I picked up awhile ago. It’s an original graphic novel, based on character created by Anthony Montgomery,…

MIDNIGHT TIGER #1

Written by DeWayne Feenstra Art by Ray-Anthony Height Colors by Paul Little Letters by Erica Schultz Published by Action Lab Entertainment PREVIOUSLY: MIDNIGHT TIGER #0 We open in a bad section of town, a bum walks into a bar (that sounds like the set-up to a joke, but it isn’t) and burns the place to…

MIDNIGHT TIGER #0

Written by DeWayne Feenstra Art by Ray-Anthony Height Colors by Paul Little Letters by Erica Schultz Published by Action Lab Entertainment “THE ORIGIN OF MIDNIGHT TIGER” The title says it all. This is an origin story. Gavin Shaw is a young Black teenager, living in Los Angeles. This appears to be set in a traditional…

SQUADRON SUPREME: HYPERION VS. NIGHTHAWK

Writer: Marc Guggenheim, Artist: Paul Gulacy, Publisher: Marvel Comics. After having enjoyed the first Nighthawk miniseries, I was happy to see him re-appear in this new miniseries. Since the previous series, the original series that it spun-off from, SUPREME POWER, had ended and been relaunched as SQUADRON SUPREME, now under the regular Marvel Comics umbrella,…