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Black Panther: World of Wakanda Wins a GLAAD Media Award

Black Panther: World of Wakanda has won the GLAAD Media Award for comic books. It was one of ten nominees in the comic category for the 29th annual award. Two other Marvel books, America and Iceman, were also nominated.

The award celebrates inclusivity in pop culture.

Recognized for the book was the creative team of Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Yona Harvey, Rembert Browne, Alitha E. Martinez, Manny Mederos, Joe Bennett, Afua Richardson, Roberto Poggi, Tamra Bonvillain, Rachelle Rosenberg, Virtual Calligraphy, and Joe Sabino.

Other nominees included the Backstagers, Batwoman, Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, Goldie Vance, Lumberjanes, The Woods, and Quantum Teens are Go.

A Look at the Run: Book One cover art by Afua Richardson

In February, the follow up to Congressman John Lewis‘ award-winning graphic novel trilogy March was announced. Run: Book One picks up where March left off, telling how Lewis led the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the time period that followed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Lewis is reuniting with co-writer Andrew Aydin and will be joined by artist Afua Richardson as well as Nate Powell who handled the art for the original trilogy and will provide a transition portion to the book.

A first look at the cover by Afua Richardson has been released which you can see below.

Run: Book One will be published on August 14, 2018.

Congressman John Lewis Announces Run, His Next Graphic Novel, Picking Up Where March Left Off

Congressman John Lewis is a Civil Rights legend, Congressman, and award-winning comic book writer. In a Time exclusive, the Congressman will again visit his past in a new graphic novel, Run. The graphic novel will pick where where March left off. Lewis is reuniting will co-writer Andrew Aydin and will be joined by artist Afua Richardson (who created the art in this article) as well as Nate Powell who handled the art for the original trilogy. Powell’s contribution will be a transition sequence that links to the two graphic novel series. Run will be published by Abrams ComicArts, March was published by Top Shelf.

March was a three volume series that explored Lewis’ early life and his time during the Civil Rights using the election of President Obama as framing. All were bestsellers and award winners. March: Book Three was the first graphic novel to win the Nation Book Award.

Run: Book One will tell how Lewis led the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the time period that followed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Time called the organization the “most militant of all U.S. civil rights organizations.” The first graphic novel will explore the group’s history as it struggled with lost support at being a nonviolent organization during the time period.

Run: Book One will be published on August 14, 2018.

Preview: Faith and the Future Force #3 (of 4)

FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #3 (of 4)

Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by AUDREY MOK (JUL172271)
Cover B (Wraparound) by MIKE NORTON (JUL172272)
Variant Cover by DOUG PASKIEWICZ (JUL172273)
Variant Cover by AFUA RICHARDSON (JUL172274)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 27 (FOC – 9/4/2017)

Future meets past as the Valiant Universe comes full circle!

Faith Herbert and Neela Sethi, the newest Timewalker’s first attempt at saving time from being unwritten has failed…which means it’s time to rewind the clocks and star— Wait, didn’t this happen already? No matter which heroes she recruits, Faith’s attempts at saving the time stream keep ending in disaster, throwing her in an endless loop of doomed missions! To break the cycle, Faith and Timewalker will have to call upon their strangest recruit yet for a last ditch effort to save the universe!

Jump back to the future with Eisner Award nominee Jody Houser (FAITH, Mother Panic) and rising star Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) as they bring the summer’s most epic event to its penultimate chapter…again?

Valiant’s Present & Future Collide in Faith and the Future Force #3

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside Faith and the Future Force #3 – the penultimate chapter to the astonishing standalone event of the summer! On September 27th, join Eisner Award-nominated writer Jody Houser and explosive artist Diego Bernard as they take Los Angeles’ high-flying hero – Faith “Zephyr” Herbert – and place her in the heart of a centuries-spanning battle for the fate of time itself! But some challenges are just too big for one hero…and from Bloodshot to X-O Manowar to Rai to the Eternal Warrior and a formidable phalanx of comrades assembled from across the centuries, Faith must meet her destiny head on to lead the greatest heroes of Valiant’s present and future to rescue humanity from complete annihilation!

Faith Herbert and Neela Sethi, the newest Timewalker’s first attempt at saving time from being unwritten has failed…which means it’s time to rewind the clocks and star— Wait, didn’t this happen already? No matter which heroes she recruits, Faith’s attempts at saving the time stream keep ending in disaster, throwing her in an endless loop of doomed missions! To break the cycle, Faith and Timewalker will have to call upon their strangest recruit yet for a last ditch effort to save the universe!

Featuring covers by Audrey Mok, Mike Norton, Doug Paskiewicz, and Afua Richardson!

Preview: Secret Weapons #3 (of 4)

SECRET WEAPONS #3 (of 4)

Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (JUN172080)
Cover B by AFUA RICHARDSON (JUN172081)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (JUN172082)
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK (JUN172083)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 16th (FOC – 7/24/17)

Team spirits!

Class is in session, and Amanda McKee – the machine-wielding hero codenamed Livewire – is here to show her unconventional class of recruits what it really takes to master power. And lesson number-one is…teamwork! But as these once-abandoned psiot castaways put their pain behind them to become a fully functioning unit, an even deadlier set of challenges will soon rise to meet them…

Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (ARRIVAL) and Harvey Award-nominated artists Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Patricia Martin (NINJAK) take the summer’s most talked-about new series to the next level – and bring the Secret Weapons into the light of day as Valiant’s smash-hit new series faces its penultimate test!

Preview: Black Panther: World of Wakanda #5

Black Panther: World of Wakanda #5

(W) Roxane Gay (A) Alitha Martinez (CA) Afua Richardson
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 15, 2017
SRP: $3.99

DAWN OF THE MIDNIGHT ANGELS: CONCLUSION!

Officers. Rebels. Lovers…Ayo and Aneka, a.k.a. the Midnight Angels, now have new monikers thrust upon them: Leaders.

Preview: Black Panther: World of Wakanda #4

Black Panther: World of Wakanda #4

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay (A) Alitha Martinez (CA) Afua Richardson
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 15, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“DAWN OF THE MIDNIGHT ANGELS” CONTINUES!

With their king shamed and their queen dead, Ayo and Aneka take justice into their own hands…. Learn the secrets behind the events that led into the 2016 sales smash BLACK PANTHER #1!

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Manga Monday: Attack on Titan Anthology

aot_anthology_nycc-450x675The manga megahit Attack on Titan, reinterpreted by some of comics’ top talent! Featuring original stories by a long roster of comic superstars such as Scott Snyder, Gail Simone, Faith Erin Hicks, Michael Avon Oeming, Paolo Rivera, Cameron Stewartand Babs Tarr!

This unprecedented, full-colour collaboration between East and West will be released first in English, making it indispensable for Attack on Titan fans and curious comic fans.

When it comes to Attack on Titan my only real exposure to the series was watching the horrendous live action film that came out. I haven’t watched the anime and I haven’t read the manga, but when I heard the Attack on Titan Anthology was coming out, I made sure to grab a copy during New York Comic Con. If I was going to buy it, might as well go with the limited edition cover.

While this anthology isn’t a traditional way to be introduced, it was an interesting one as a who’s who of Western creators tackle this manga phenomenon. And what’s nicer is that each creator gave it their own spin sticking to their style of storytelling and moving the settings of the stories around for different situations and locations.

This is an eclectic mix in a good way with stories that seem to stick to a setting and story that you’d see in the manga series while other creators went with a complete break. There’s horror. There’s humor. There’s action. There’s a little of everything and it’s all enjoyable in its own way.

What’s really interesting to me is recognizing the creators based on their entries. I read the entire graphic novel in one sitting and played guess the creator as I went along creating a fun little game and each creator really does bring their own style. So, if you’re a fan of the folks’ work, you’re probably going to enjoy this.

I knew so little about the world and what to expect going in other than the creative talent lined up, but coming out of it, I want to check out more. If you’re interested in finding out a bit about Attack on Titan, but don’t want to take the chance on manga, this is a solid way to go to find out a bit more about what it’s all about.

Story and Art: Ray Fawkes, Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque, John Rauch, Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, Bill Murdon, Afua Richardson, Genevieve Valentine, David Lopez, Faith Erin Hicks, Cris Peter, Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma, Paolo Rivera, Gail Simone, Phil Jimenez, Alonso Nunez, Elmer Santos, Sam Humphries, Damion Scott, Sigmund Torre, Rhianna Pratchett, Jorge Corona, Jen Hickman, Ben Applegate, Ronald Wimberly, Kevin Wada, Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, Jiji Knight, Si Spurrier, Kate Brown, Paul Duffield, Dee Cunniffe, Asaf Hanuka, Tomer Hanuka, Kate Leth, Jeremy Lambert
Story: 8.35 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Black Panther: World of Wakanda #3

Black Panther: World of Wakanda #3

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay (A) Alitha Martinez (CA) Afua Richardson
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 18, 2017
SRP: $3.99

DORA MILAJE NO MORE!

T’Challa betrays all of Wakanda, forcing Ayo and Aneka to make the biggest decision of their lives…

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