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AfroComicCon Announces Comic Creator Vita Ayala as a Special Guest

Vita Ayala

AfroComicCon has announced that writer Vita Ayala will be among its Special Guests for their virtual convention!

Vita Ayala is a queer Afro-Latinx writer born and bred in New York City, where they grew up dreaming dreams of dancing on far away worlds, fighting monsters on the block, and racing the fish along the bottom of the ocean. Their work includes The Wilds (Black Mask Studios), Submerged (Vault), Quarter Killer (comiXology), Supergirl (DC Comics), Xena: Warrior Princess (Dynamite), Magic The Gathering: Chandra (IDW), Livewire (Valiant,), and Morbius The Living Vampire2020 IronheartChildren Of The Atom, and New Mutants (Marvel).


AfroComicCon​‘s 1st virtual convention will be held on October 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the annual event started in 2017 by the ​Oakland Technology & Education Center (OTEC), ​will be held virtually and free through a portal on the organization’s website. Sponsored by the NNPA, the ​Oakland A’s, and Pixar Entertainment, AfroComicCon promises to be a day full of exciting panels, screenings, entertainment, gaming, cosplay and special guests. The 12-hour event is currently slated to be live-streamed across multiple platforms including YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook. You can register now.

More Print Comics Go Digital as Marvel Announces a New Round of Releases

While Marvel comics return to stores today, the publisher announced a new round of comics that are going digitally only for single issues. The comics include those previously announced as well as new series added to the program.

These comics will only be available as digital comics for the time being; however, they will be available in print collections later this year for fans looking to add them to their Marvel bookshelves. More information about these comics will be shared at a later date.

To jump into these new issues or start from the very beginning, download the Marvel Comics app for iOS or Android or visit comiXology!

Marvel Comics Release Schedule (Digital-First):

Wednesday, June 3:

  • AVENGERS OF THE WASTELANDS #5
  • REVENGE OF THE COSMIC GHOST RIDER #5
  • 2020 FORCE WORKS #3
  • SCREAM: CURSE OF CARNAGE #6

Wednesday, June 17:

  • VALKYRIE: JANE FOSTER #10
  • ANT-MAN #5
  • 2020 IRONHEART #2
  • GHOST-SPIDER #10

Wednesday, July 1:

  • HAWKEYE: FREEFALL #6
  • MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: THE BLACK CAT STRIKES #5
  • RAVENCROFT #5
  • STAR #5

Around the Tubes

Disaster, Inc. #1

It was new comic book day yesterday! Who went to their shop? How’d it go? Let us know! If you got any of the new comics, what’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Hollywood Reporter – “It Will Be an Entirely New Thing”: Zack Snyder’s $20M-Plus ‘Justice League’ Cut Plans Revealed – Sounds like the film isn’t finished and nowhere near completed unlike what his stans have claimed.

Deadline – ‘Snowpiercer’ Series Premiere Tops Sunday Cable Programming, Marks Largest TNT Debut Since ‘The Alienist’ – Huh, didn’t expect those sort of numbers.

Newsarama – STARGIRL Tied for CW’s 2nd Highest Rated 2020 Premiere – It’s a really solid debut. Check out our review!

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Treasured comic book collection found in Drake Hotel rubble reunited with owner – An interesting story.

Reviews

Newsarama – 2020 Ironheart #1
Newsarama – Disaster, Inc. #1
Newsarama – Hawkeye: Freefall #5
Geek Dad – Superman Smashes the Klan

Review: 2020 Ironheart #1

2020 Ironheart #1

2020 Ironheart #1 is an interesting comic. It’s a tie-in miniseries to two different events that appear to be happening at the same time. Focused on Riri Williams, Ironheart, the issue takes on the current “2020” storyline playing out in Iron Man but also the “Outlawed” story impacted Marvel‘s younger heroes.

In “2020” Arno Stark has taken over Tony’s company and decides to wage a ware against Artificial Intelligence. In “Outlawed,” legislation has been passed banning kid superheroes. It’s two very different stories but writers Vita Ayala and Danny Lore brilliantly focus the issue on the morality of both plotlines.

2020 Ironheart #1 isn’t an action comic. Sure, there are some scenes involving out of control AI-powered cars. But, at its core, the comic is Riri debating her artificial intelligence, N.A.T.A.L.I.E. about what they should do. In this debate, the roles are reversed from expectations. Riri is the cold, logical individual, while N.A.T.A.L.I.E. is full of emotion. It’s an interesting thing to read as it plays out and circumvents expectations of a superhero comic where you’d expect them to punch things most of an issue. Instead, comes off more as a thought-provoking play than a blockbuster movie.

The art by David Messina is good. With color by Mattia Iacono and lettering by Joe Caramagna, visually the comic is solid though doesn’t quite suck you in. There’s some solid sequences when it comes to the action but the comic is about the quieter moments. Those quieter moments never quite deliver visually. And, that’s hard to do generally. The comic feels more cerebral than emotional and part of that is the visuals never quite connect emotionally. Still, they do the job in telling the story.

2020 Ironheart #1 is a good comic. But, unless you’re invested in the character or the two storylines that are connected, it’s hard to say this is a must get. Still, there’s some solid moments and debate about the role of superheroes within.

Story: Vita Ayala, Danny Lore Art: David Messina
Color: Mattia Iacono Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.15 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.25 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Marvel Announces New Digital Only Releases for May 13 and May 20

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As True Believers await the return of new Marvel comics later this month, fans everywhere will now be able to start diving back into some of their favorite Marvel series next week! On May 13th and May 20th, Marvel will release a select number of brand-new digital-only comics for fans to enjoy as everyone continues to practice social distancing.

Over the next two weeks, new issues for series like Ant-Man, Ghost-Spider, Hawkeye: Freefall, and more will be made available digitally for readers to access from their own homes. These comics will only be available as digital comics for the time being; however, they will be available in print collections later this year for fans looking to add them to their Marvel bookshelves. More information about these comics will be shared at a later date.

To jump into these new issues or start from the very beginning, download the Marvel Comics app for iOS or Android, or visit the Marvel Digital Comics Shop as well as comiXology!

Marvel’s in-store comic book release schedule will resume Wednesday, May 27.

Marvel Comics Release Schedule (Digital Only):

Wednesday, May 13:

Wednesday, May 20: