School is back in session. The teaser trailer for Paramount+’s upcoming YA series School Spirits is here, and things are about to get real spooky.Continue reading “Peyton List Shows off Dark Side in Paramount+’s ‘School Spirits’ Teaser Trailer”
Disney continues its animated adaptation run of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series with an all new sequel, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. Based on the second book of the same name, Greg Heffley continues to navigate his adolescent life while also having to deal with the complications of growing up, including dealing with his rock-out-loud older brother Rodrick.Continue reading “Jeff Kinney Talks ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules’”
Earlier this week we had a chance to talk to some of our friends at Lion Forge about their highly anticipated animated series adaptation of Iyanu: Child of Wonder. And today the company has made a whopper of an announcement as former Boom Studios-exec Hunter Gorinson has joined the team as President and Publisher of the Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group.Continue reading “Hunter Gorinson Named President and Publisher of Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group”
The D23 Expo may be near its end, but that doesn’t mean the news cycle has stopped. While ot the press line, The Nerds of Color had the chance to talk to Ben Wang and Daniel Wu, the stars of the upcoming Disney+ original series, American Born Chinese.Continue reading “D23Expo: ‘American Born Chinese’ Stars Ben Wang and Daniel Wu Talk Representation”
If anything can be said about Abrams ComicArts books, it’s that they are undeniably beautiful. Aside from what lies within their pages, the books themselves are works of art. They are portable museums. The colors, the weight and heft of the paper used, the end paper designs, the cover images chosen, these make the books worth looking at. The stories being told? These make the books worth buying. Their Megascope imprint? These books are worth collecting.Continue reading “‘The Eightfold Path’ (An Endorsement)”
Netflix revealed several of their new series as well as the return of some fan favorites, including Sweet Tooth and Locke and Key.Continue reading “Things We Learned on Day One of Netflix Geeked Week”
Mister Miracle: The Great Escape is a bit of enigma. Like the titular character himself, the book is an incredible romp of humor and excitement with a genuine heart at the center.Continue reading “The Best Magic Trick of ‘Mister Miracle: The Great Escape’ is its Heart”
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.Continue reading “Disney+’s ‘American Born Chinese’ Series Finds its Cast”
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.Continue reading “‘American Born Chinese’ Headed to Disney+”
There’s something oracular about Ray Fawkes’ One Line — the whole One Soul series, frankly — but this book particularly stretches the boundaries of sequential art and meta-comics, and reading it gives me the sense that as I turn the pages, the book is also reading me. You don’t need to have read One Soul or The People Inside to enjoy One Line, though it helps in appreciating the journey of the series’ experimental, multilinear form.Continue reading “Ray Fawkes’ ‘One Line’ is a Visual Symphony”
Greenwood, Oklahoma aka “Black Wall Street,” dubbed so by Booker T. Washington, was a once thriving Black community. Thoroughly segregated from the rest of white Tulsa, nevertheless it boasted entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, entertainment venues, and markets, everything a town would need to sustain itself. To be happy and self-sufficient. That is until 1921 when a mob of deputized whites burned the town to the ground. Not only were the murderous white mob deputized to engage in the massacre, they were given weapons by officials of the city government. The even used an aerial bomb.Continue reading “A Review of ‘Across the Tracks’”
My earliest memories of my elementary and middle school Scholastic Book Fairs saw massive collections of R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps, loads of nonsensical ’90s tech, and the burgeoning mystery genre before it really took off in young adult literature. Super hero graphic novels were almost nonexistent for kids and teenagers in school spaces in the late ’90s and early 2000s, so it goes without saying that best-selling author Justin A. Reynolds (Opposite of Always) and Eisner-nominated artist Pablo Leon’s Miles Morales: Shock Waves is a gift to the teen in me.Continue reading “Scholastic’s ‘Miles Morales: Shock Waves’ is Exactly What My Inner Teen Needed”
Top Shelf Productions has announced Ballad for Sophie will be published in September.
When a young journalist prompts a reclusive musical superstar to finally break his silence, he pours out an astonishing saga of rivalry and regret, starring child prodigies and bitter old men, beautiful dancers and demonic managers, Nazi commandants, compassionate nuns, and lifesaving animals.Continue reading “Top Shelf’s ‘Ballad for Sophie’ Coming September 2021”
¡Mira! El Luchador is coming — and not just any luchador — La Mano del Destino, the champion with a mission, the fighter bent on reclaiming his rightful place in the ring, the man with the weight of revolutionary history upon him.
In La Mano del Destino, a new release from Top Cow and Image Comics, J. Gonzo creates a vivid, action-packed Luchaverse for us — an alternate 1960s Mexico that takes us into the Mexican sport lucha libre (literally “free wrestling”) and the home and memories of our hero, La Mano del Destino.Continue reading “‘La Mano del Destino’ Creates a Vivid, Action-packed Luchaverse”
One of my favorite parts of the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical Hadestown is the story of Patrick Page’s Hades and Amber Gray’s Persephone. Also, I’m always down for interesting reinterpretations of Greek myths. Now, one of the biggest webcomics on the internet, Punderworld, is coming to comic shops from fan-favorite creator Linda Šejić. Think of it as a kind of prequel to Hadestown.Continue reading “Image Comics Goes Way Down to Hadestown with ‘Punderworld’ Graphic Novel”
Josh Duhamel stars as Sheldon Sampson, aka The Utopian, on Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy, which premieres on May 7. Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, the new superhero show spans decades and showcases the complicated dynamics of family, power, and loyalty.Continue reading “NOC Interview: Josh Duhamel Discusses His New Series, ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’”
Leslie Bibb stars as Grace Sampson aka Lady Liberty in Netflix’s newest series, Jupiter’s Legacy. The show drops on May 7 and is based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely. The new superhero drama spans decades while showcasing the complicated dynamics of family, power, and loyalty.Continue reading “NOC Interview: Leslie Bibb Discusses Netflix’s ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’”
Mike Wade plays Fitz Small aka The Flare and Tenika Davis portrays Petra Small aka The Flare II in Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy, which premieres on May 7. The new superhero series is based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, spanning decades while showcasing the complicated dynamics of family, power, and loyalty.Continue reading “NOC Interview: Mike Wade and Tenika Davis Talk Netflix’s ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’”
Matt Lanter plays George Hutchence and Ben Daniels portrays Walter Sampson on Jupiter’s Legacy, which hits Netflix on May 7. Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, the new superhero show spans decades and showcases the complicated dynamics of family, power, and loyalty.Continue reading “NOC Interview: Matt Lanter and Ben Daniels on All Things ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’”
Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, and Ian Quinlan are the next generation to bear their superhero parents’ legacy and extraordinary public reputations. The new superhero drama spans decades and showcases the complicated dynamics of family, power, and loyalty. Jupiter’s Legacy, which is based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, premieres on May 7 on Netflix.Continue reading “NOC Interview: Elena Kampouris, Ian Quinlan, and Andrew Horton on ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’”
Every single time there is a “best of” list of comics and graphic novels, it’s almost inevitable that most of these lists are going to look a little similar. You’re going to see Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns on there, Moore and Gibbons Watchmen; (very deserving of a spot in the top 20) Grant Morrison and Dave McKean’s Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. In writing this, I reviewed fifteen lists and this plays out, with some new additions like Robert Kirkman’s Invincible and Brian K. Vaughan’s Ex Machina; and the more seemingly odder choices like, say, Brian Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. And at some point, we’re going to have to talk about why there are so many damn men dominating these lists.Continue reading “In Praise of ‘ElfQuest’”
NextChapter is a new, graphic media publishing and distribution platform of creator owned content focused on building a community for artists and fans to directly connect with each other. Their mission is to provide fans with access to original stories along with the creative process behind them, and unique opportunities to purchase limited edition collectibles such as compendiums, original pages, sketches, and various other pieces of art. I had the pleasure of talking to NextChapter’s founder Carl Choi about its origins and its future, and I also spoke with their first partner artist, the illustrious Sean Chen about his process and projects amidst the pandemic.
On a special Asian Pacific American Heritage Month edition of Hard NOC Life, Dominic and Keith are joined by a trio of authors — Gene Luen Yang, Sarah Kuhn, and Minh Lê — who all have AAPI-themed graphic novels out now from DC Comics!