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The CW Orders a Pilot for Ava DuVernay and DC’s Naomi

Naomi #1

When we originally read it, we knew there was something big coming from Naomi. The 2019 comic series written by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker with art by Jamal Campbell is getting a pilot for The CW by Ava DuVernay. The comic was released by DC Comics under Bendis’ Wonder Comics imprint.

The series follows a young girl with a mysterious history and her journey to being a hero from her small town to the multiverse. It’s a true origin story and one of the best comics of 2019.

The CW series is being written and exec produced by DuVernay and Jill Blankenship. The project will be produced by DuVernay’s Array Filmworks in association with Warner Bros Television, with Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes also set as EPs.

If the series is picked up, it’d be the first DC drama on the network that’s not produced by Greg Berlanti. The CW has been shifting and figuring out what’s next for DCTV as numerous series wind down or have ended. It was recently announced that Black Lightning will end along with Supergirl after the current season. That leaves The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, and the upcoming Superman & Lois. Stargirl is also moving to The CW from DC’s digital service.

A spin-off from Black Lightning is also in the works as well as the Greg-Berlanti produced Wonder Girl, both are DC properties. The pilots announced by the CW doesn’t mean these projects aren’t going forward, there may be “room for more”.

DuVernay is also working on the DC/Vertigo series DMZ which will air on HBO Max.

The Old Guard Recruits a New Army in the Tales Through Time Anthology

The bestselling series The Old Guard by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández will build upon its immortal universe with an anthology story arc in The Old Guard: Tales Through Time. The six-issue chapter begins on the heels of the top-ranking Netflix Original film adaptation’s success and will launch from Image Comics this April and feature an exciting lineup of talent.

The star-studded anthology event will include new stories from series co-creators Rucka and  Fernández, joined by such contributors as: Vita Ayala, Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue Deconnick, Matt Fraction, David F. Walker, Horacio Altuna, Rick Burchett, Valentine De Landro, Justin Greenwood, Kano, Nicola Scott, and more.

Andromache the Scythian—a warrior over six thousand years old, who has fought more battles than she cares to remember—has kept one constant companion through her long lifetime of combat…her labrys. Andy’s battle axe takes many forms, and many lives, in its centuries at her side, a story told by The Old Guard creators Greg Rucka & Leandro Fernández. 

Meanwhile, Nicolo “Nicky” di Genova and Yusuf “Joe” al-Kaysani, lovers since they tried (and failed) to kill each other in the First Crusade, spend an evening at Berlin’s famed Eldorado nightclub in the twilight era of 1932, sharing drinks with drag queens and fistfighting Nazis in an all-new story by writer Andrew Wheeler (Another Castle: Grimoire) and Jacopo Camagni (Nomen Omen)!

The Old Guard: Tales Through Time #1 Cover A by Fernández (Diamond Code FEB210016), The Old Guard: Tales Through Time #1 Cover B by Jacopo Camagni (Diamond Code FEB210017), and The Old Guard: Tales Through Time #1 Cover C Interconnecting “Battlefield” Variant by Leandro Fernández (Diamond Code FEB210018) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 21.

Review: The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History

Learn the history of the Black Panther Party. The good. The bad. And the ugly. Learn their struggles and what they were up against.

The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History takes you through everything you need to know to better understand the organization and its history in America and beyond.

Story: David F. Walker
Art: Marcus Kwame Anderson

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Preview: DC’s Very Merry Multiverse #1

DC’s Very Merry Multiverse #1

Written by: Paul Scheer, Derek Fridolfs, Sholly Fisch, Ivan Cohen, Tom King, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Brittany Holzherr, Jay Baruchel, John Layman, David F. Walker, Nick Giovannetti
Art by: Dani Strips, Gustavo Duarte, Vanesa Del Rey, Steve Lieber, Eleonora Carlini, Dustin Nguyen, Keith Giffen

Joy to all 52 worlds-it’s time to celebrate the holiday season across the DC Multiverse! In ten stories that will light your yule log and spike your eggnog, Batman decks the gaslit halls, Lobo goes Old Testament in space, Ragman learns the true meaning of Saturnalia, President Superman attempts to figure out how Bizarro stole Christmas, and Harley Quinn tries her hand at interdimensional caroling. These seasonal sagas are sure to help you have yourself a very merry Multiverse!

DC's Very Merry Multiverse #1

Naomi in the Works for The CW with Ava DuVernay

Naomi #1

When we originally read it, we knew there was something big coming from Naomi. The 2019 comic series written by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker with art by Jamal Campbell is being developed as a television show for The CW by Ava DuVernay. The comic was released by DC Comics under Bendis’ Wonder Comics imprint.

The series follows a young girl with a mysterious history and her journey to being a hero from her small town to the multiverse. It’s a true origin story and one of the best comics of 2019.

The CW series is being written and exce produced by DuVernay and Jill Blankenship.

If the series is picked up, it’d be the first DC drama on the network that’s not produced by Greg Berlanti. The CW has been shifting and figuring out what’s next for DCTV as numerous series wind down or have ended. It was recently announced that Black Lightning will end along with Supergirl after the current season. That leaves The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, and the upcoming Superman & Lois. Stargirl is also moving to The CW from DC’s digital service. A spin-off from Black Lightning is also in the works.

DuVernay is also working on the DC/Vertigo series DMZ which will air on HBO Max.

Review: Discombobulated: The ‘Donald Trump Has COVID-19’ Comic Strip

DISCOMBOBYLATED: THE DONALD TRUMP HAS COVID-19 COMIC STRIP

As the news seems to be a revolving door of bad news, there is some news where we kind of saw it coming. The pandemic has taken away too many people from us and in record numbers. It also has given the insight to look at other’s situations. Which brings us to what recently happened to POTUS, that much more relevant.

The fact that he caught the virus is both ironic and dismal. His constant berating of experts and the science involved makes it all disheartening at the end of the day. You expect the best from your world leaders and to get someone as unintelligent as POTUS feels like the world is ending. In the latest story arc of the side-splitting and pertinent Discombobulated, David takes some time to talk about the current issues of the day.

We find David talking to his therapist about the issues currently affecting him which pushes her to suggest that he find someone else. He also tries to find out who is to blame for Trump getting COVID, as Systemic Racism, 2020, and COVID all try to take credit. He grapples with how death during the pandemic has only contributed to his anxiety. By the story’s end, David brings light to the fact that mental health is such a stigma when it comes to Black Men.

Overall, an excellent story arc that makes the webcomic series even more relevant. The story by David F. Walker is authentic. The art by Quinn McGowan is amazing. Altogether, a chapter which drills down to our new normal.

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

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

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