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Preview: Young Justice #20

Young Justice #20

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker
Art by: Scott Godlewski

For the first time in months, the entire Young Justice team comes together to face a threat bigger than anything they’ve faced before. Just as the team has come to grips with their fractured legacy, someone from Young Justice’s past has come back to murder them! Guest-starring the Wonder Twins, Dial H for Hero, and Naomi-plus some other Wonder Comics surprises too hot to mention here! Don’t miss this final issue from the Eisner Award-nominated co-writers of Naomi!

Young Justice #20

Eisner-Award Winner Writer David F. Walker to Appear at AfroComicCon

David F. Walker

AfroComicCon a last-minute addition! Award-winning writer David F. Walker will be joining the convention for AfroComicCon which kicks off tomorrow!

David is a comic book writer, prose author, filmmaker, journalist, and educator. His comic work includes Shaft (Dynamite Entertainment), Power Man and Iron Fist (Marvel Comics), Naomi (DC Comics), The Life Of Frederick Douglass (10 Speed Press/Random House), and the Eisner Award-winning Bitter Root (Image Comics). In 2015, he wrote the novel Shaft’s Revenge, the first new novel starring private detective John Shaft in nearly 40 years, and in 2021, 10 Speed Press/Random House will release his latest work, The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History.

Patrick Reed spoke with him about the new project and we can’t wait to share their discussion! Remember it all goes down tomorrow starting at 10amPT at afrocomicon.org.


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.

Review: Discombobulated: The Year in Review

DISCOMBOBULATED: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

The best thing art can do is put a spotlight on what is wrong in the world and not outright saying it. Most comparisons to real people and events are shrouded in allegory, characters, and story. This is where art thrives. As was written on a different website, art is a protest for those who cannot speak. Comics are the greatest exposition of thought within in a visual medium, as you can take someone like Red Skull and effectively extrapolate that he represents the worst of the Nazi regime.

It is those characters whose motivations cannot be seen outright which makes them intriguing. Take, for instance, Baron Zemo, whose motivations seem simplistic at first glance, but once you dig in it becomes that much more complicated. Like the ones in plain sight, the more emphatic voices that vehemently display the evil that the world should abhor are the ones who are usually leading the way. In the latest story arc of the hilarious and relevant Discombobulated, David deals with these evil archetypes in everything from Trump to Count Ofay to the embodiment of 2020.

We find David, where he takes a front seat to a fight between COVID and Systemic Racism, where one will not yield to the other. We also find David discussing what it means to make “AmeriKKKA great again”, as he quickly dismantles the myth of America’s elitism and how the collective silence of Conservatives about Herman Cain’s death, exposes their duplicity. He also dives into how the killing f George Floyd and Breonna Taylor is often muddied by corporate America’s sudden “wokeness” By the story’s end, David introduces us to 2020, who is actually cousins with the Grim Reaper and hates to be associated with anything negative.

Overall, another great chapter that shows that this webcomic should be on everyone’s radar. The story by David F. Walker is genuine. The art by Quinn McGowan is astonishing. Altogether, an arc that is the story of us.

Story: David F Walker Art: Quinn McGowan
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Discombobulated: Clash of the Titans

discombobulated clash of titans

The pandemic has taken its toll on people all over the world. It makes some people anxious while others easily annoyed. It also has made certain people more productive. The greatest thing that could happen is introspection.

It has made people take a hard look at themselves, often inferring their own shortcomings. This has made most events now more apparent. We all deal differently when our true nature surfaces. In the latest story arc of the hilarious and relevant Discombobulated, David deals with those same feelings and exposes the hypocrisy at what I supposed is to be considered the “leader of the free world”.

We find David, trying to explain the reason for the break in the comic strip, as he shows the villains in this story, COVID 19 and systemic racism. As COVID 19 states its case why it should be the most feared villain in the entire world, it espouses its death count. Systemic racism shows it now only has dominion over America but it can do things that such as the devout, like Herman Cain, die in the name of denial. By the story’s end, systemic racism shows just how powerful it is by name dropping Kanye West

Overall, another excellent installment that shows why everyone should be reading this strip. The story by David F. Walker is sincere. The art by Quinn McGowan is astounding. Altogether, an arc which everyone should be able to relate to.

Story: David F Walker Art: Quinn McGowan
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Young Justice #19

Young Justice #19

Written by: David F. Walker, Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Scott Godlewski

Wonder Girl calls Young Justice together to help her with a family problem. Seems the pantheon of Greek gods is having a hard time with some of Cassie’s choices. She’s taking a stand to change rules as old as the heavens! And she is going to need her team by her side to do it.

Young Justice #19

Preview: Young Justice #18

Young Justice #18

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker
Art by:
Scott Godlewski, Michael Avon Oeming

At last, the coolest couple in the DCU gets the spotlight! Tim Drake and Stephanie Brown have sacrificed so much. For each other. For their families. For Young Justice. Now, Tim and Stephanie must take control of their destinies as Young Justice gathers together to help overcome their criminal pasts!

Young Justice #18

Preview: Young Justice #17

Young Justice #17

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker
Art by: Scott Godlewski

This very special issue focuses directly on the friendship at the heart of Young Justice: Conner, Tim, and Bart-a.k.a. Superboy, Drake, and Impulse. As younger men, these three iconic heroes built Young Justice on their friendship. Now their dream has grown and changed as much as they have. And with the demands of adulthood pulling them in different directions, they realize that nights like this one may never happen again.

Young Justice #17

Review: Discombobulated: The Exploration

DISCOMBOBULATED: THE EXPLORATION

There are times in our lives where we question everything. When we wonder if we are living a lie. In these instances, we ponder our circumstances and the people we surround ourselves with. It also begs us to question our choices in life and for those who we are responsible for.

This sometimes makes us take chances. This is when those closest to those of us may think we are crazy. In truth, we may be, but at least we lived. In the eleventh story arc of the hilarious and relevant Discombobulated, David decides to take a chance.

We find David, ruminating on what Annie told him and what his inner conscience has revealed to him. He ponders over the last year including his episode with K’Tel, which made him question his sexuality but opened himself to even more questions. David eventually looks to K’Tel for direction but not to be a guide, as simply a sounding board as he still doesn’t understand everything about bisexuality. By the story’s end, David becomes more aware of his ignorance.

Overall, a candid chapter about the creator. The story by David F. Walker is honest. The art by CM Dyer and Marcus Kwame Anderson is fantastic. Altogether, a story that shows the complications of choices as an adult.

Story: David F. Walker Art: CM Dyer, Marcus Kwame Anderson
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Discombobulated: The Return: Back to Therapy

DISCOMBOBULATED: THE RETURN: BACK TO THERAPY

For many of us, time is all we have these days. Hours turn into days and days turn into weeks. For some of us, it’s a time for us to get to know ourselves. For others, it is a nice way to do those home improvements we have endlessly neglected.

We also tend to work on things that we never had time for before. So when we pick some of those things back up, it can be some work. Our excuses still exist but don’t matter as much. In the tenth story arc of the hilarious and relevant Discombobulated, David decides to revisit this very comic.

We find David, utilizing those same excuses he has always, as his inner voice brings him back to reality, realizing the finger-pointing should go only one direction. As he attempts to bare his soul to his therapist, she reveals to him, that he never has taken responsibility for his marriage and divorce. He also tries to make amends with Annie, which goes as planned, horribly. By story’s end, David learns he has to be truthful with himself before moving on with his life

Overall, an honest chapter which shows why fans love this strip. The story by David F. Walker is comical. The art by DJ Parnell is spectacular. Altogether, a story that shows Walker’s openness with his audience.

Story: David F. Walker Art: DJ Parnell 
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Young Justice #16

Young Justice #16

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker
Art by: Scott Godlewski

Impulse unleashed! Bartholomew Henry Allen II has traveled to the edges of space and time-and along the way, he’s discovered truths that he’s kept from even his closest friends. Until now. The truth behind the legacy of Young Justice is revealed! What does tomorrow hold for Young Justice?

Young Justice #16
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