Today, August 1, is the final order cut-off date for comic shops to order Kingsway West, the new creator-owned series by Greg Pak and Mirko Colak. The Dark Horse book officially hits stores on August 24, but the more retailers order the book, the better chances you’ll be able to secure your own copy — and ensure more books like this get made.
I had the pleasure of meeting two-thirds of the Concrete Park creative team at the Black Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) in January 2015. Not only were Tony Puryear (ill on the keyboard and with the pen) and Erika Alexander (Hollywood demigoddess) beautiful and amazing beyond all possible measure, their property was absolutely insane. There are very few things I want to teach in my classes, but Concrete Park Vol.1 You Send Me is a book I am rearranging my fall syllabus to include. It was my favorite thing (and I bought a whole lot of stuff) I picked up at BCAF. Did I mention that their property is off-the-rails crazy?
The penultimate issue of Justin Aclin and Nicolas Selma’s Dark Horse mini-series S.H.O.O.T. First is in comic shops across the country today. If you haven’t already, we suggest you stop by your local shop and pick up issues #1 and #2 because this is one of the best books on the racks today.
Justin has been a great friend to the Nerds of Color during our short existence. Check out Keith’s thoughts on the first issue in the series and after the jump, watch the special episode of Hard NOC Life in which Keith and Justin have a one-on-one conversation about the book’s secret origins.