Category: Black Comic-Books

Comic-books that star Black characters.

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,…

SUPREME POWER: NIGHTHAWK

Writer: Daniel Way. Artist: Steve Dillon, Publisher: Marvel Comics (Max Imprint) Stop me if this comic-book plot sounds familiar: A rich man whose parents were killed when he was a boy has dedicated his life to training to become a masked vigilante and fight crime, and he now faces his biggest threat, an insane mass…

BLIND CORNERS by Jemir Johnson

Written by Jemir Johnson Drawn by Luis Sierra and Winston Blakely Published by Creative Elamentz Studios This comic-book stars Jemir Johnson’s seminal character Jay Nova, a tough female Private Investigator who has a secret power to read minds. And while you’d think that would be an extremely useful ability in that line of work, it…

ROUTE 3 #2

Writer: Robert Jeffrey II Artist: Sean Damien Hill Publisher: Terminus Media Previously: Route 3 #1 Well, it’s been a long time, but the wait is over. The 2nd issue is here (actually, it came out last week, I’m just getting to it now, because I’ve been busy), in “A DATE…WITH DESTINY” So it turns out…

RADIO FREE AMERIKA #2

CHAPTER 2: HOMECOMING Writer/Creator/Penciller B. ROBERT BELL Co-Writer ROBERT JEFFREY II Inks DON HILLSMAN II Colors LEXINGTON WOLFCRAFT Picking up from the blockbuster first issue, we get a glimpse of what life is like for the citizens living in a Russia/China-occupied America. Russian drones are bombing Ohio, and the mainstream media is strictly controlled by…

THE JOSHUA RUN #1

Written by Brandon Easton Drawn by JJBR Published by Lion Forge Comics I picked this up on a recommendation, I was intrigued by the fact that it is created by Flex Alexander, an actor best known for starring in shows like One on One and, uh, Homeboys In Outer Space. He’s enlisted Brandon Easton, whose…

RADIO FREE AMERIKA #1

Created by B. Robert Bell, who also did the art, and co-written by Robert Jeffrey II, whose work I’ve reviewed previously in ROUTE 3 #1 and PLATYPUS VS. MONKEY #1, this is a dystopian near-future political action thriller from Terminus Media. The preview blurb describes it as “Red Dawn meets The Wire”, which is pretty…

“ROUTE 3” #1

This is a new creator-owned comic written by Robert Jeffrey II, whose work I’ve reviewed before in a short story he wrote in the PLATYPUS VS. MONKEY anthology, and drawn by Sean Damien Hill, with colors by Ann Siri. The story of the first issue is called “A TYPICAL DAY”, but this story is anything…

OCEAN by Warren Ellis

Ocean was a 6-issue comic-book miniseries released in 2003-2004, written by Warren Ellis and drawn by Chris Sprouse, with inks by Karl Story. I recall picking this up back then, because the premise was intriguing, plus I liked the idea of a science fiction story with a Black lead character, something we which is all…

SHADOWLAW

Shadowlaw is an 88 page original graphic novel, created and written by Brandon Easton. It is a sci-fi/horror/political/action story, that takes place in a future America that, @ first glance, doesn’t seem all that far-fetched, based on current political and demographic changes. It’s the 24th century, and we learn that between now and then, there…

PRODIGAL: EGG OF FIRST LIGHT

This is the most recent comic-book work by Geoffrey Thorne, whose work I’ve written about before HERE. This is a concept that he co-created with his partner, Todd Harris, who is the artist. Originally published by Ape Entertainment as a 2-issue miniseries, it is collected here into one 96 page trade-paperback. The lead characters are…

URBAN SHOGUN and STREET TEAM

I discovered Urban Shogun a few years ago via it’s website HERE. It is an exciting series of webcomics originally created by James Mason, also known as MASE, which features a multicultural cast of urban youths utilizing their martial arts skills on the streets. I was very happy when he collected some of his best…