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‘Mighty Avengers': A Step Forward For A Publisher, A Change In Tone From An Editor



After days of teaser images from Marvel hinting at some kind of new series, this morning the publisher finally announced a relaunch of Mighty Avengers. Written by Al Ewing with art from Greg Land, the new series features a team led by Luke Cage, with Falcon, White Tiger, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, Blue Marvel, Monica Rambeau (now named Spectrum), a new Ronin, and the new Power Man as members. Notably, the team is comprised mostly of heroes who are people of color and/or women.

Mighty Avengers has been championed by Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, who in the past has gone on record as describing the idea of an Avengers team comprised of all or mostly black characters as being "contrived," but now says, "people who are interested in these characters and want to see heroes that reflect them have a genuine point."

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I’m David: Writing While Black and ‘One-Punch Man’


It's weird being black sometimes. People have expectations that they just assume are true, you know? People at parties want to discuss race relations and Obama all the time for some reason, your non-black friends will grade your blackness, people want to touch your hair, and worse...

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Parting Thought: Remembering Dwayne McDuffie On His Birthday [Video]


Dwayne McDuffie would have been 51 today. Just typing that makes me angry, because I know he should still be here with us. Tomorrow is the two year anniversary of his death, but I'm more interested in celebrating his life than remembering the shock of his passing...

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I’m David: Welcome to Black History Month


I've been black since the day I was born, reading comics since before I could properly read, writing about comics since 2005, writing about the intersection of race and comics since 2006, and purposefully writing about the intersection of race and comics since 2007...

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Outrage Deferred: On The Lack Of Black Writers In The Comic Book Industry


This is the first week of Black History Month, a four-week celebration and remembrance of the significant events and people of the African diaspora. For many, myself included, it's a month to reflect on where we've been, as a people and as a nation, and to contemplate exactly where it is we're going...

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Watch the 13-Minute Live Action ‘Static Shock’ Fan Film [Video]


Back in February writer/director/actor Stefan Dezil released a teaser trailer for his in-progress Static Shock: Blackout, a short live-action film based on the Milestone Media superhero created by Dwayne McDuffie and John Paul Leon...

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‘Justice League: Doom’ Animated Film Honors Dwayne McDuffie’s Legacy [Review]


For me, DC's direct-to-video animated movies have been pretty hit or miss. As much as I've liked parts of stuff like Crisis on Two Earths and All Star Superman, it's often felt like they've had a little difficulty translating great stories to the screen...

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Fans Honor Dwayne McDuffie With ‘Static Shock’ Fan Film [Video]


What do you do when DC Comics produces a Static Shock comic book that is not to your liking and then cancels it outright? If you're writer/director/actor Stefan Dezil, you make a Static Shock movie...

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Digital ComicsAlliance: The Cream of the Neo-Milestone Comics Crop


A few years ago, DC Comics announced that they'd licensed the characters from Milestone Media and would be folding them into the DC Universe at large. Milestone was one of the most forward-thinking and best-produced comics companies of the '90s, and built a truly inclusive universe that reflected a variety of ages, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, religions, political alignments, and other aspects of real life...

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‘Justice League: Doom’ Gets First Promo Images And Voice Cast Details


If you were into the Justice League animated series, odds are you'll be stoked for Warner Home Video's animated adaptation of Mark Waid and Howard Porter's JLA "Tower of Babel" storyline, Justice League: Doom...

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