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Preview: Marvel Voices: Indigenous Voices #1

Marvel Voices: Indigenous Voices #1

(W) Jeffrey Veregge, More, Rebecca Roanhorse (A) Jeffrey Veregge, Weshoyot Alvitre, More (CA) Jim Terry
In Shops: Nov 18, 2020
SRP: $4.99


Today’s hottest Native American and Indigenous talent make their Marvel Comics debuts with a collection of super-charged stories as Marvel celebrates National Native American Heritage Month! Celebrated writer and artist Jeffrey Veregge explores the legacy of Marvel’s incredible cast of Indigenous characters! Hugo, Nebula, and Locus-award winning Black/Ohkay Owingeh writer Rebecca Roanhorse and Tongva artist Weshoyot Alvitre tell an Echo tale like none you’ve heard before. Geoscientist and Lipan Apache writer Darcie Little Badger joins acclaimed Whitefish Lake First Nation artist Kyle Charles for a Dani Moonstar story that’s out of this world! And Bram Stoker-winning horror writer Stephen Graham Jones of the Blackfeet Nation teams up with Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation artist David Cutler to revisit one of the darkest spots of X-Men history!

Dani Moonstar Takes Aim in Afua Richardson’s Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1 Cover

This November, Marvel honors Indigenous history with Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1, a landmark special exploring the legacy and experiences of Marvel’s incredible cast of Indigenous characters in stories told by renowned Indigenous talent.

Marvel has revealed one of the covers of this upcoming book, a striking depiction of one of Marvel’s most prominent Native characters, Dani Moonstar, by Eisner award-winning artist Afua Richardson. Known for her work on the critically acclaimed series, Black Panther: World of Wakanda, Richardson brings the New Mutants leader to life in this vibrant piece showing Moonstar readying her psionic bow for her latest battle. In Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1, geoscientist and Lipan Apache writer Darcie Little Badger and acclaimed Whitefish Lake First Nation artist Kyle Charles will team up for a Dani Moonstar story, as the Cheyenne superhero faces the crucial question of what her Indigenous heritage means in the new era of mutantkind.

Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1 features stores written by Jeffrey Veregge, Rebecca Roanhorse, Darcie Little Badger, and Stephen Graham Jones with art by Verregge, Weshoyot Alvitre, Kyle Charles, and David Cutler with commentary by Taboo and Ben Jackendoff and a main cover by Jim Terry and Brian Reber.

Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1 is out on November 18th!

Marvel's Voices: Indigenous Voices #1 Afua Richardson cover

DC Reveals Details for Wonder Women of History which spotlights Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elizabeth Warren, Rashida Tlaib, and more!

Wonder Women of History

DC has revealed new details for Wonder Women of History, the publisher’s highly anticipated young adult graphic novel anthology curated by New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson.

The anthology will present tales of real-world heroes who take up Wonder Woman’s iconic mantle and work in the fields of science, social justice activism, politics, and more. Today, DC announced the public figures that will be profiled as well as the talented writers and artists that will contribute to the project.

The graphic novel will hit stores everywhere books are sold on December 1, 2020 and is now available to pre-order. See below for the official details!

Wonder Women of History

Edited by Laurie Halse Anderson
On sale December 1, 2020
MSRP: $16.99
Available to Pre-Order Now

Women change the world—they’ve been doing it for centuries. Now, New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson has gathered women and non-binary writers and artists to reveal the women making our world better day by day. Real-world heroes from the fields of politics, business, activism, science, and pop culture are making tough decisions every day and we celebrate them here!

Wonder Women of History spotlights these notable public figures, written and drawn by some of the most talented writers and artists in publishing:

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – written by Lilliam Rivera and drawn by Anastasia Longoria
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg – written by Lilah Sturges and drawn by Devaki Neogi
  • Elizabeth Warren – written and drawn by Renae De Liz 
  • Rashida Tlaib – written and drawn by Marguerite Dabaie 
  • Teara Fraser – written by Traci Sorell and drawn by Natasha Donovan
  • Beyoncé – written by Mikki Kendall and drawn A. D’Amico
  • Edith Windsor – written by Amanda Deibert and drawn by Cat Staggs
  • Marsha P. Johnson – written by Jadzia Axelrod and drawn by Michaela Washington
  • Emma Gonzalez – written by Kami Garcia and drawn by Igzell
  • Judith Heumann – written by Marieke Nijkamp and drawn by Ashanti Fortson
  • Ellen Ochoa – written by Cecil Castellucci and drawn by Carina Guevara
  • Shi Zhengli – written by Emily X.R. Pan and drawn by Wendy Xu
  • Serena Williams – written by Danielle Paige and drawn by Brittney Williams
  • Tig Notaro – written by Sara Farizan and drawn by Nicole Goux
  • Keiko Agena – written by Sarah Kuhn and drawn by Lynn Yoshii
  • Dominique Dawes – written by Danny Lore and drawn by Robyn Smith
  • Janelle Monae – written by Vita Ayala and drawn by O’Neill Jones

Wonder Women of History also includes portraits by Weshoyot Alvitre, Colleen Doran, Agnes Garbowska, Bex Glendining, Ashley A. Woods, and Safiya Zerrougui.

Indigenous Talent are Highlighted with Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices

This November, Marvel celebrates Indigenous history with a landmark special, Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1, written and drawn by some of the industry’s most renowned Indigenous talent along with talents making their Marvel Comics debut! Celebrated writer and artist Jeffrey Veregge, who just wrapped up his exhibition Jeffrey Veregge: Of Gods and Heroes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, is leading this book alongside a team of acclaimed creators to explore the legacy and experiences of Marvel’s incredible cast of Indigenous characters.

Hugo, Nebula, and Locus-award winning Black/Ohkay Owingeh writer Rebecca Roanhorse and Tongva artist Weshoyot Alvitre tell an Echotale like none before as she is set to play a critical role in Marvel Comics. Geoscientist and Lipan Apache writer Darcie Little Badger joins acclaimed Whitefish Lake First Nation artist Kyle Charles for a Dani Moonstarstory where she will face the crucial question of what her Indigenous heritage means in the new era of mutantkind. And Bram Stoker-winning horror writer Stephen Graham Jones of the Blackfeet Nation teams up with Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation artist David Cutler to revisit one of the darkest spots of X-Men history! The cover is by Jim Terry and Brian Reber and the issue features commentary by Taboo and Ben Jackendoff.

Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1 comes after the critically acclaimed Marvel’s Voices #1 anthology earlier this year, which featured top BIPOC talents such as James Monroe Iglehart, Sanford Greene, Method Man, Charlamagne tha God, Roxane Gay & more, telling stories about the X-Men, the Hulk, Black Panther, Killmonger, She-Hulk, Black Widow, and many more of Marvel’s iconic heroes. Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1 kicks off the next phase of Marvel’s expanded Marvel’s Voices program to introduce fans to experience more inclusive stories and talent at Marvel Comics.

Be sure to check out Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1 and the re-released special printing of Marvel’s Voices #1 this November!

Marvel's Voices: Indigenous Voices #1

Review: Sixkiller #1

Growing up, watching movies with my grandfather, the one genre he blessed me with that I have an affinity for to this day are Westerns. There is something both rudimentary and primal to the human condition that this genre represents. At its most basic, it represents the ages old battle between good and evil. Some of the best villains have come from this genre, most recently Jeff’s character in the miniseries, Godless.

One of my favorite revenge movies from the genre, is the underrated celluloid classic, Once Upon A Time In The West where a powerful landowner gets killed by a band of thugs. What looks a like typical revenge movie becomes even more complicated when his widow finds out he was killed because of a railroad being built. For fans of the film, you know where this plot ramps up and adds intertwining storylines, something that both movie and tv fans have seen replicated in all of their favorite shows. Rarely in that genre or most genres and the stories that fill them, do they have protagonists battling mental health issues and considering the conditions they were living in, the probability of the number of individuals dealing with it, is considerably high. In Lee Francis 4 and Weshoyot Alvitre’s  Sixkiller,  we find a heroine dealing with schizophrenia and the death of a close family member.

We meet Alice Sixkiller, as we tour the family’s disheveled house, we find her at her sister’s funeral trying to make sense of her death, she quickly takes out her frustration on the mourners, whom she doesn’t recognize. AS she returns to the mental heath facility where she is being treated for schizophrenia, she reads the last letter her sister sends her way, leaves her with even more questions. This is where a conversation with an animal leaves her pining for justice for her sister’s death  and her time there is suddenly an impediment in her life.

Overall, the comic is an intriguing introduction to a character we have not seen before and we should see more of. The story by Francis 4 is smart, allegorical, and tense. The art by Alvitre is gorgeous and alluring. Altogether, a story of a hero that resembles most heroes in real life and who most of the world turn a blind eye to.

Story: Lee Francis 4 Art: Weshoyot Alvitre
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers Volume 1

Back in 2002, Nicholas Cage, starred in this movie, which would have been like every other war movie, if not for the subject matter. It was called Windtalkers. The movie explored one of the many times a government has exploited one of their indigenous peoples for their own purposes.  It also starred Michael Beach, who was recently seen in Suicide quad, and should have been the featured player. Instead the movie, delved into Cage’s character’s psychosis and his struggle with PTS. What should have been a major victory for most of these war heroes, became less than subterfuge as it came off as another star vehicle for the veteran actor.

I felt personally that Beach should have been the star of the movie, but instead it became one of those movies where he needed to be saved most of the time. Their stories, even with the movie, still are unknown to most people. This why when I came across Tales of The Mighty Code Talkers Volume 1, it grabbed my attention, as I wanted to know more about these unheralded heroes. In “We Speak in Secret”, a soldier talks about his first time in a foxhole.

In “Annumpa Luma: Code Talker”. Our story revolves around the E-Tribe of World War I, and these first Choctaw soldiers created the first set of codes. In “Code: Love”, two friends reconnect after years apart on the warfront. In “PFC Joe”, a soldier’s lessons growing up on the reservation gives him more than most on the battlefield. In” Mission: Alaska”, two Creek soldiers undergo a secret mission, that neither could ever talk about. In “Trade Secrets”, a Comanche soldier undergoes torture, never breaking, to be remembered as a hero. In” Korean War Caddo”, after the death of a family member, a young woman, finds her grandfather’s war journal, detailing the trials and tribulations he went through.

Overall, an excellent collection of stories, that gives the world a much-needed piece of history that everyone needs to know. The stories contained are adventurous, relevant, and at times, harrowing. The art throughout these stories blend together seamlessly and complement the stories well. Altogether, a great collection of stories that will let the reader know who these war heroes were.

Story: Lee Francis IV, Lee Francis III, Roy Boney Jr., Arigon Starr, Jonathan Nelson, Johnnie Diacon, Michael Sheyahshe, Renee Nejo
Art: Arigon Starr, Roy Boney Jr, Theo Tso, Weshoyot Alvitre
Story: 9.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 9.3 Recommendation: Buy