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Undocumented Immigrants and Hollywood with Black Panther’s Bambadjan Bamba. Listen on Demand.

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Bambadjan Bamba is an actor and filmmaker who immigrated from the Ivory Coast with his family fleeing political persecution in 1992. Bambadjan made it through drama school and is now a series regular on NBC’s The Good Place and will be seen in what is sure be a blockbuster, Black Panther, the next Marvel film.

Bamba qualified for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) but his immigration status is now in danger due to the Trump administration’s announced repeal of the program. Bambadjan refuses to stay silent about the realities faced by undocumented immigrants and is now working with the nonprofit group Define American to share his story about America’s outdated and dysfunctional immigration system.

This Monday we’ll be joined by Bambadjan Bamba who will talk about his journey and his current fight against an unjust system and why Black Panther matters to him. Listen in Monday and show your support.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Shay

Suicide Squad #31 (DC Comics) – Harley makes the tough call between saving her team mate and putting down the bad guy. We also find out who got the squad together and in this big fire fueled, phantom zone adjacent mess.

Runaways #5 (Marvel) – The return of Princess Powerful is the best damn way to get me to do anything!

 

Brett

 

Top Pick: Giants #1 (Dark Horse) – A new series that feels rather familiar. Humanity now lives underground due to giant monsters that live above and society is a bunch of gangs vying for control and supplies. It’s an entertaining first issue, enough so I want to read the second right away. While it’s not totally original (so far), it’s really well done.

Action Comics #993 (DC Comics) – Booster Gold people!!!!

Coyotes #2 (Image Comics) – I thinly veiled metaphor about human trafficking? Yes please!

Judas #1 (BOOM! Studios) – The award for comic to most likely cause a protest goes to…

Star Wars #40 (Marvel) – If you’re not reading Marvel’s Star Wars comics, you’re missing out.

Unboxing: One:12 Collective Red Skull

Johann Schmidt AKA The Red Skull — evil super soldier and commander of the world threatening organization known as Hydra. Having aspirations of total global conquest and infused with a version of the super soldier serum, the Red Skull quickly became Captain America’s archenemy. With the militia force of Hydra’s army at his disposal and harnessing the untold power of the Cosmic Cube, the Red Skull is a constant threat to all of humanity.

The character has been captured in amazing detail by Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective. We open up and show off the figure and all that you get.

You can order yours!

Undocumented Immigrants and Hollywood with Black Panther’s Bambadjan Bamba. Listen LIVE Monday.

Bambadjan Bamba is an actor and filmmaker who immigrated from the Ivory Coast with his family fleeing political persecution in 1992. Bambadjan made it through drama school and is now a series regular on NBC’s The Good Place and will be seen in what is sure be a blockbuster, Black Panther, the next Marvel film.

Bamba qualified for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) but his immigration status is now in danger due to the Trump administration’s announced repeal of the program. Bambadjan refuses to stay silent about the realities faced by undocumented immigrants and is now working with the nonprofit group Define American to share his story about America’s outdated and dysfunctional immigration system.

This Monday Graphic Policy Radio will be joined by Bambadjan Bamba who will talk about his journey and his current fight against an unjust system and why Black Panther matters to him. Listen in Monday and show your support.

The show airs LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

comiXology and Marvel Announce Avengers: Back to Basics, a Six Issue Original Series

Marvel and comiXology have announced the next exclusive comiXology Originals digital comic series with the debut of Avengers: Back to Basics, a 6-issue bi-weekly series written by Peter David with art by art by Brian Level on issues #1-2 and #5-6, Juanan Ramirez on issues #3-4, and covers by Nick Roche and Chris O’Halloran.

Avengers: Back to Basics arrives March 7, 2018 for $2.99 on comiXology and Kindle as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content and will be available to current subscribers of the popular comiXology Unlimited service. New subscribers to comiXology Unlimited can also enjoy it for free as part of their 30-day free trial.  Avengers: Back to Basics joins Black Panther: Long Live The KingThe Immortal Iron Fists and Thor Vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe, with more exclusive Marvel series to be announced.

Avengers: Back to Basics features a terrifying tale of Ragnarok as told by legendary writer Peter David! A solar eclipse is about to hit North America – but this is no scientific phenomenon. The Avengers uncover that a new Darkness is coming, and with it, a terrible and ancient danger. Can Earth’s Mightiest Heroes avert Ragnarok, or will its servants of death prove triumphant?

 

Around the Tubes

It’s a new week of awesomeness. The Last Jedi opens up this week and we’ll have our review when the embargo lifts this Tuesday! We can’t wait to see it and if it lives up to the hype! While you (and we) wait, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Engadget – Marvel comics arrive in Hoopla’s public library app – Nice!

Daily Herald – Graphic Novels foster literacy – Yes they do.

The Robesonian – UNCP professor’s show picked up by The North Carolina Channel – Very cool to see this.

The Buffalo News – Valuable comic book collection swiped from former state senator – That sucks. If anyone has info that can help catch the thief…

Kotaku – Marvel vs. Capcom Tournament With Special Rules Lets Pro Mess With Opponent’s Controls – Well that’s an interesting way to play.

Kotaku – This Weekend’s Marvel vs. Capcom Trophy Is A Light-Up Infinity Gauntlet – Want!

The Beat – Meg Lemke takes over as Graphic Novels Review Editor at Publishers Weekly – Congrats!

The Beat – Mel Caylo leaves Boom! – Boooo! We love Mel!!!!

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Batman #36

Comicosity – Bingo Love

Bam Smak Pow – Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #1

Talking Comics – Paradiso #1

Bam Smack Pow – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #77

Preview: Weapon X #12

Weapon X #12

(W) Greg Pak (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) Razzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Nuke-Clear War Part 1
Mutant genocide is being committed in a small, third-world country. Now it’s up to Weapon X to stop this massacre! But the militia they’ll be taking on isn’t full of your ordinary run-of-the-mill soldiers. These guys are powered by the red pills taken by the Super-Soldier Nuke! It’s Weapon X vs. a Nuke platoon! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!

Preview: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #27

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #27

(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Erica Henderson
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99

THE FORBIDDEN PLA-NUT Part 1
What happens when we take Squirrel Girl back to her roots? Well, we shoot her into space, OBVIOUSLY. Nancy and Tippy find themselves on an alien world where all is not what it seems. Squirrel Girl needs to find a way to get to the other side of the universe to save ’em, STAT. Intergalactic transport through the cosmic realm? This sounds like a job for the Sorcerer Supreme! I’m sure Doctor Strange will be happy to he – I’m sorry, what’s that? Doctor Strange is gone and now LOKI is Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme? Oh. Well, I’m sure he’ll do his best. After all, what could possibly go wrong? Guess what, in this issue, everything possible goes wrong! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!

Preview: Royals #12

Royals #12

(W) Al Ewing (A) Kevin Libranda (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99

FIRE FROM HEAVEN Part 4
• The Royals have what they went beyond the edge of space for: the mystical element Primagen, the catalyst to saving the Inhuman race.
• But in the future, the Last Inhuman pays the price for their defiance–as the Progenitors return to Earth!
• Five thousand years on, is it too late to avert…JUDGMENT DAY?

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