Southern Fried Asian: Greg Pak Returns

Southern Fried Asian is back and so is one of our previous guests. Keith welcomes back Greg Pak — whose moving new autobiographical project I Belong to You / Motherland is being turned into a choral performance in Austin — to discuss belonging and loss and share memories of his mother and childhood in Texas.

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The Cast of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Discuss Kugelblitzes and Season 3

The Hargreeves are back! And this season of The Umbrella Academy, they have some pretty stiff competition in the form of The Sparrow Academy! You may remember at the end of Season 2, after saving the world from yet another apocalypse, the family and Number 5 teleported themselves back into the present. Only now, due to the changes they’ve made to history, it was a completely different present than the one they are used to. They created an alternate timeline! Let the expletives fly!

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Get Your Copy of ‘Scorpio’ Volume 1 on Kickstarter

Writer John Robinson IV wanted to tell a story that centered the astrology, particularly the zodiac signs. He had been a fan of the fantasy genre, but rarely saw any comic book stories that told it from a person of color point of view. He decided to combine his passion for writing and fantasy to create a world focusing on astrology and the stars, but with a lead character of color. This is how Scorpio was born.

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Carlos Pacheco Homages Superman in ‘La Borinqueña’ Variant Cover

Somos Arte just announced the third printing of La Borinqueña #2 will feature a variant cover illustrated by Carlos Pacheco — with colors by Emilio Lopez — that will be an homage to his iconic Superman #654 (2006) cover.

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Boss Fight Announces ‘La Borinqueña’ Action Figures

In news we would normally have covered coming out of Toy Fair (which was canceled this year), Boss Fight Studio just announced a line of La Borinqueña action figures. This is just part of the first launch of action figures inspired by the team of superheroes created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, the Nitainos.

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‘La Borinqueña’ Tackles Climate Change

In 2016, Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist and philanthropist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez created La Borinqueña to drive conversations around the social, economic, and environmental crises affecting Puerto Rico. As a direct response to Hurricane Maria, he created our La Borinqueña Grants Program which has awarded $165,000 in grants to non-profit organizations across Puerto Rico.

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Disney+’s ‘American Born Chinese’ Series Finds its Cast

Shortly after Disney released Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, director Destin Daniel Cretton signed on to helm a series adaptation of Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese. The genre-hopping action-comedy series is described as “a great universal story that moves between worlds and explores the impact of culture, identity, and acceptance through the lens of adolescence.” And now, the series has found its cast. 

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Samira Ahmed Talks about Writing ‘Ms. Marvel: Beyond the Limit’

Ms. Marvel has a new comic series out! In the five-issue Beyond the Limit, Kamala must deal with unexpected multiverse shenanigans as she visits her cousin Razia in Chicago. Writing her in this series is author Samira Ahmed, who is the first Desi Muslim to write Ms. Marvel!

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Looking Good and Feeling Good at ‘The King’s Man’ Press Conference

In 2014, audiences were introduced to Kingsman — an independent secret service agency hidden in a tailor shop in London, dedicated to saving the world. It’s been seven years and three films since, and the world introduced in Matthew Vaughn’s gonzo spy spectacle has only grown bigger and crazier. And this Christmas, audiences will get to truly witness the bloody beginnings of this organization, when The King’s Man hits theaters next Wednesday, December 22!

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Matthew Vaughn Reveals More Plans for ‘The Kingsman’ Franchise

Matthew Vaughn is a busy man.

His latest film from the Kingsman franchise, The King’s Man, is set to release on December 22. He’s working on post-production for his spy thriller Argylle and setting up pre-production on the third installment of the Kingsman films — The Kingsman: The Blue Blood. With so many projects, that doesn’t stop the 50-year-old director from planning out the rest of the Kingsman films, including the Statesman, and plans for The King’s Man sequels, if the film does well.

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Matthew Vaughn Says to Expect a ‘Kick-Ass’ Reboot in Two Years

It has been almost 12 years since the first Kick-Ass film premiered with a sequel following behind it three years later. Director Matthew Vaughn surprised journalists, including The Nerds of Color, during The King’s Man virtual roundtable with the announcement of a reboot of the franchise in two years.

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Comic Book Writer and Social Media Icon Stephanie Williams Talks ‘Nubia & the Amazons’

The Nerds of Color recently caught up with dear friend and comic book writer Stephanie Williams to talk about the work that went into bringing Nubia & the Amazons to life. Williams, a former guest to The NOC, spoke about the journey she’s been on and the importance of finally seeing Nubia fully realized as her own heroine.

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The Middle Geeks Interview: Abubakr Ali of Netflix’s ‘Grendel’

We are delighted to welcome Abubakr Ali on the podcast, who will be playing the titular role in Netflix’s Grendel, making him the FIRST Arab and Muslim actor to headline a comic adaptation in TV/Film! We discuss what got him into acting, his career so far, what his favorite superhero and other media are, and much more. Enjoy the conversation!

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Showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill Spill the Tea on ‘Locke and Key’ Season 2

Today, at long last, Locke and Key returns for Season 2 on Netflix! To celebrate, we spent the week sharing our interviews with the cast and crew with all of you! Today, we’re unveiling our final interview. We spoke with the extraordinary showrunners who have put this show together, Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill. To get a peek at what they had to say about Season 2, read more below!

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Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez Spill Secrets About Season 2 of ‘Locke and Key’

This Friday, Locke and Key returns for Season 2 on Netflix! To celebrate, we are continuing our special interviews with the series’ cast and crew! Today, we’re speaking with the the one and only creators of the Locke and Key comic series, as well as the executive producers of the Netflix series, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez.

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Griffin Gluck and Hallea Jones on Season 2 of ‘Locke and Key’

This Friday, return to Keyhouse for Locke and Key Season 2 on Netflix! To celebrate, we are continuing our special interviews with the series’ cast and crew! Today, we’re speaking with the amazing stars of the show, Griffin Gluck (playing Gabe/Dodge) and Hallea Jones (playing Eden).

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‘Locke and Key’ Stars Connor Jessup and Darby Stanchfield Talk Season 2

The wait is almost over folks! This Friday, you’re all invited to return to Keyhouse when Locke and Key Season 2 debuts on Netflix! And to celebrate the release of one of the most fun and fantastical series to ever grace your Netflix queue, we are revealing extra special interviews with the series’ cast and crew! Today, we’d love to present a special interview with the amazing stars of the show, Connor Jessup (who plays Tyler Locke) and Darby Stanchfield (who plays Nina Locke).

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Full Trailer for ‘Locke & Key’ Season 2 is Revealed

Great news, Locke & Key fans! We’re less than 3 weeks away from the debut of the long-awaited new season of the Netflix series, based on Joe Hill’s IDW comic book series of the same name. And to commemorate this, the streaming platform has dropped a new trailer for the latest season, revealing a bit more about the plot regarding what’s in store for Tyler, Kinsey, Bode, and their loved ones this season.

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‘American Born Chinese’ Headed to Disney+

After smashing box office records with Shang-Chi, Disney and Destin Daniel Cretton are re-teaming on another iconic Asian American comic book. This time, the critically acclaimed and award-winning graphic novel, American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, will see new life as a series on Disney+, helmed and produced by Cretton.

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Abubakr Ali Cast as Titular Anti-Hero for Netflix’s ‘Grendel’

Middle East and North African (MENA) and Muslim people have had scant options when it comes to the superhero genre or comic book adaptations generally. Arab and Persian people in particular have most often been vilified in popular media through the decades. But this is thankfully starting to change, such as with the Tarazi siblings on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow for Persian people, but perhaps now for Arab people with the news from Deadline that Netflix is developing a Grendel series, based on Matt Wagner’s comic series of the same name, and has cast The CW’s Katy Keene star and Abubakr Ali in the starring role!

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New ‘Amazing Spider-Man Beyond’ Trailer Introduces a Familiar Comic Face

Spider-Man has had some truly iconic moments in his comic book history. From Peter Parker’s initial debut as the wall-crawling webhead in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, to the introduction of the vast Spider-Verse in 2014. Arguably one of his most controversial moments was during the “Clone Saga.”

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New Trailer Unlocked for ‘Locke and Key’ Season 2!

Last year, the long awaited live action adaptation of Joe Hill’s Locke and Key dropped on Netflix and did not disappoint fans of the original comic series (yours truly enjoyed it)! It proved to be a fun, whimsical, and somewhat lighter take on the source material, but was anchored with some interesting ideas and strong performances. And since its debut, fans have been eagerly awaiting their first glimpse at the next chapter if the adventure!

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Raise Your Brellies! ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3 Has Wrapped

Hargreeves stans rejoice because The Umbrella Academy has officially wrapped production of season three. Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s stellar graphic novel turned groundbreaking Netflix series has fans eagerly waiting for its release. Per the series’ official Twitter page, the super kids turned badass time travelers (oops, spoilers I guess?) came together to announce the end of production and how excited they were for fans to dive into the new season. With the end of season two came countless questions, like who the hell is the Sparrow Academy, why is Ben their leader, what planet is Sir Reginald Hargreeves from, and where’d Lila go at the end of it all?

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