The highly-anticipated return of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ unforgettable run on Black Panther arrives in February. Featuring outstanding art by Daniel Acuña and Ryan Bodenheim, Black Panther#23 will continue to reveal Coates’ grand vision for the character of King T’Challa and the Kingdom of Wakanda.
Since taking over as writer in 2016, the acclaimed author has taken Black Panther and Wakanda to the stars and beyond. Across the multiverse, T’Challa discovered an alternate Wakanda, one ruled far differently than his own. Having abandoned their once peaceful ways, this Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda will stop at nothing to rule all of the cosmos. After initially being enslaved by the empire and then joining a rebellion against it, T’Challa has finally made his way back to Earth, but this twisted reflection of Wakanda is not far behind…
With issue #23, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ contribution to the Black Panther mythology begins its startling conclusion, expanding the legend of Black Panther like never before. Throughout this bold saga, Coates’ landmark era has introduced exciting new characters, redefined favorites such as Shuri, rekindled the King of Wakanda’s romance with Storm, and resurrected one of Black Panther’s greatest foes, Erik Killmonger.
Don’t miss the kickoff of the final chapter in a monumental run in comic history! Check out the variant cover by Julian Totino Tedesco below and be sure to pick up Black Panther#23 when it debuts in February.
Born in Torrance, California, Denzel Whitaker is best known for his award-winning role in The Great Debaters, where he performed opposite two of his namesakes, Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker. His recent work includes the Marvel film Black Panther directed by Ryan Coogler and Cut Throat City directed by RZA. He will next be seen starring in the BET film Alieu The Deamer. He was listed as People Magazine’s 100 Sexiest Men in 2010.
Denzel had a great supporting role in John Singleton’s Abduction for Lionsgate, an even more charismatic lead role in the indie film Back To School Mom with Kimberly Elise and Harry Lennix, and appeared in Gavin O’Connor’s feature Warrior for Mandate Pictures. Denzel also recurred on CBS’s Blue Bloods as “Curtis,” a good kid born into the wrong neighborhood who struggles against the gang lifestyle that pervades his life. He most recently was seen recurring on the USA/Syfy series The Purge based on the hit film series of the same name.
Numerous films and television shows list Denzel’s name among their actors and directors: My Soul To Take (Wes Craven), Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans (Werner Herzog), Training Day (Antoine Fuqua), TNT’s Monday Mornings and Rizzoli & Isles, FX’s Legit, Cartoon Network’s Black Dynamite, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – all of which have groomed Denzel into an exemplary performer with an aptitude for working hard and working with a vision.
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.
It’s a big week for comic shops, as Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. have delivered a treasure trove of new products across North America! With busts, statues, dioramas and action figures based on Star Wars, Marvel Comics, DC Comics and Ghostbusters, there’s something for every kind of fan!
DC Comic Gallery ‘90s Catwoman PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The 1990s were spectacular, and one of the many spectacular things about that decade was Catwoman’s costume! With her long black hair and purple leotard, Catwoman leaps straight off of the comic page and into a cluster of cats in this all-new Gallery Diorama. Measuring approximately 6” tall, this PVC diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by James Marsano. (ITEM #APR202648, SRP: $49.99)
DC Comic Gallery Diorama Bane PVC
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Venom-infused super-villain is coming for Batman, and he’s doing it in the Gallery Diorama line! This approximately 9-inch PVC diorama of Bane depicts the muscle-bound misanthrope clutching Batman’s cowl in one hand, with his Venom tube snaking down the other. Made of high-quality PVC, it features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. (Item #JAN202452, SRP: $49.99)
DC TV Premier Collection Justice League Superman Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! The epic trinity of Justice League resin statues continues with the Man of Steel! Measuring approximately 12 inches tall, this animated-style statue depicts Superman hovering over a white architectural base and is limited to only 3,000 pieces. It comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Displays with Batman, available now, and Wonder Woman, coming soon! Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #JAN202451, SRP: $150.00)
Legends in 3D Movie Ghostbusters Mr. Stay-Puft Half-Scale Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! That’s a big Marshmallow Man! The Villain of the original Ghostbusters film gets captured in his largest scale ever, with this approximately 10-inch resin bust! Sculpted in half-human-scale, this portrait features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Limited to only 1,000 pieces! Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #FEB202405, SRP: $175.00)
Marvel Comic Gallery Mysterio PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys release! Is it real or is it Gallery?! We don’t need hypnosis to convince you that this diorama of Mysterio, master of illusion, is an amazing installment in the Marvel Gallery line! Depicting the Spider-Man foe rising out of a cloud of green smoke, this approximately 9-inch sculpture is made from high-grade PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint details. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item #MAR202629, SRP: $49.99)
Marvel Comic Gallery Taskmaster PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The ultimate opponent is now the ultimate Marvel Gallery Diorama! Famous for his ability to mimic people’s fighting styles and soon to appear in the Black Widow movie, Taskmaster wields his sword and shield in this approximately 9-inch sculpture. Cast in high-quality PVC, it features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. (ITEM #APR202654, SRP: $49.99)
Marvel Comic Premier Collection Black Panther Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Black Panther strikes a pose amid the greenery of Wakanda in this elegant statue. Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this piece is made of high-quality resin and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It is limited to 3,000 pieces and comes packaged in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore. (Item #JAN202456, SRP: $150.00)
Marvel Movie Gallery Captain Marvel Binary PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys release! Captain Marvel goes higher, faster and farther in this new Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama! The star of the Captain Marvel movie hovers above the ground and glows with binary power in this approximately 11-inch sculpture. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint, and cast in high-quality PVC, the diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item #MAR202630, SRP: $49.99)
Marvel Select Thing Action Figure
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s clobberin’ time again! The ever-lovin’, blue-eyed Thing is back in the Marvel Select line, in one of the most hotly demanded re-releases the line has seen! Measuring over 8 inches tall, this massive action figure features 14 points of articulation, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Digger. (Item #AUG202102, SRP: $29.99
Star Wars™: The Rise of Skywalker Sith Trooper 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust
A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has come! The new Star Wars movie introduced the world to Sith Troopers, with their distinctive red armor, and this new mini-bust depicts one wielding a matching blaster rifle. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this 1/6 scale bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item #FEB202400, SRP: $120.00)
The Mandalorian™ The Mandalorian 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust
A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! People can’t stop talking about The Mandalorian on Disney+, and now the highly requested mini-bust is here! Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this 1/6 scale bust depicts the bounty hunter with blaster and flamethrower at the ready, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Bust comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item #FEB202399, SRP: $120.00)
The Mandalorian™ The Mandalorian (Beskar Armor) 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust
A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! The Mandalorian gets an upgrade in this all-new bust of him in his Beskar-metal armor! Measuring approximately 7 inches tall at 1.6 scale, this piece is a must-have for any fan of the Disney+ TV show. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! (Item #DEC198807, SRP: $120.00)
It’s the first new comic book day of the week! What are you all looking to get? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
ComiXology looks to be honoring the passing of ChadwickBoseman by giving away over 250 issues of Black Panther, Shuri, and Killmonger comics. It’s an amazing amount of comics with numerous complete runs and so much talent. There’s no excuse to not take advantage and then see everything you’ve been missing.
The free comics just apply to single issues and are not collections. You need to select each individual issue so the web interface may be easiest. It’s unknown how long this will be up for so take advantage asap.
Here’s three handy searches to help you find the comics:
It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? What do you plan on reading? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that and wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
Join Alex and Joe as they talk about the very large hole left by Chadwick Boseman’s untimely passing.
As always, Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.
It’s new comic book day for DC Comics! What are you all excited for? What do you plan on reading? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.
Return to Earth X, enjoy some romance manga, or watch the Titans battle in just some of today’s new digital comics. Check out the full list here or see the individual issues below.
Clandestine: Blood Relative
Written by Alan Davis Art by Alan Davis Cover by Alan Davis Purchase
Collects Clandestine #1-5.
Alan Davis’ freaky family returns! They’ve existed, hidden among mankind for centuries, a mysterious bloodline of superhumans, eternal and apart. And all they’ve desired is to be left alone, to pursue their individual interests in peace. But now, the existence of their hidden clan is threatened with exposure by the activities of one of their youngest siblings, Rory Destine, who aspires to be the costumed crimefighter called the Crimson Crusader! And now that the cat’s been let out of the bag, who or what is going to come calling at the Destine family’s Ravenscroft doorway?
Earth X Trilogy Companion
Written by Jim Krueger, Alex Ross Art by Alex Ross Cover by Alex Ross Purchase
The Earth X Trilogy revealed secrets of the Marvel Universe, but what are the secrets of the Earth X Trilogy? See for yourself in this collection of sketches, background material and incredible insights – all handpicked by series co-creator Alex Ross, and many seen here for the first time! Plus: the rare EARTH X #1/2; and the never-before-printed X-51 EARTH X prequel, originally serialized as an online comic.
Man In A Million
Written by Darlene Scalera Art by Misuzu Sasaki Purchase
Aimee dreams of becoming a designer at a small downtown studio when one day she receives a surprise visit from Mrs. Tremont, a celebrity even within upper society. She comes with a proposal: marriage to her son Colin for the unbelievable sum of a million dollars. While the details remain murky, Aimee is invited to an extravagant gala. There she comes face-to-face with Colin, whose eyes are as mysterious as midnight and overflowing with charm. His words, however, do little to hide an agenda… With all the alarm bells going off in her head, what will Aimee do?
Emiliano, her boss, was the most important person in Sienna’s life. She’d never felt more loved and dreamed of the day he would propose. Then she learned that he was engaged to a woman from a wealthy family, and her dreams crumbled. Even though he was the one who dumped her, he tried to kiss her one last time, but she pushed him away and ran. She has no memory of what came after. When she comes to later, all she remembers is Emiliano’s love for her. Then she learns she’s pregnant with his baby…
Marvel Action Black Panther Vol. 2: Rise Together
Written by Vita Ayala Art by Arianna Florean Cover by Arianna Florean Purchase
Collects Marvel Action: Black Panther #4-6.
Every 25 years, Wakanda’s ruler trades places with one of their subjects to gain perspective on their kingdom. T’Challa’s turn has come, and while working in a Vibranium refinery, he uncovers a plot to sell the priceless metal on the black market. Plus, when one of the Black Panther’s advisers suffers an injury during an attack, the adviser requests the aid of a traditional healer over modern medicine. Shuri scoffs at the idea, but soon a curse forces her on an epic quest. Collects issues #4-6 of the Marvel Action: Black Panther series.
Titans: Titans Together #3
Written by Andrew Aydin, Marc Guggenheim Pencils Juan Gedeon, Steve Pugh Inks Juan Gedeon, Steve Pugh Colored by Mike Spicer Purchase
A charismatic cult leader has been recruiting followers to join his “church,” a highly suspicious organization locked behind the walls of a private compound. For Raven, freeing this vulnerable flock is imperative…the question is, how can she save people who don’t want to be saved? When reports surface that LexCorp has gained access to confidential government health records, Raven realizes that this could mean the unmasking of countless superheroes. With BeastBoy’s help, she must infiltrate LexCorp’sprivate servers and destroy the information before it falls into the wrong hands.