All episodes of The Midnight Club season 1 are currently streaming on Netflix. At New York Comic-Con, I had the opportunity to interview Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Adia, Aya Furukawa, Sauriyan Sapkota, Annarah Cymone, Chris Sumpter, and Ruth Codd!Continue reading “‘The Midnight Club’ Stars on the Horror Genre and the Show’s Important Themes”
Miles Millar and Al Gough — best known to NOC readers as the creators of Smallville and Into the Badlands — serve as the showrunners, executive producers, and writers for Wednesday. The show premieres November 23, only on Netflix. This year, at New York Comic Con, I spoke with both of them during a roundtable interview.Continue reading “Showrunners Miles Millar and Al Gough on Their New Series, ‘Wednesday’”
Mike Flanagan serves as co-creator, writer, director, and executive producer with Trevor Macy also executive producing The Midnight Club. All episodes of season 1 are currently streaming on Netflix. At New York Comic Con, I had the opportunity to speak with the talented creatives!Continue reading “Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy Talk Netflix’s ‘The Midnight Club’ at NYCC”
Luis Guzmán and Gwendoline Christie portray Gomez Addams and Larissa Weems in Wednesday. The series premieres November 23, only on Netflix. This year, at New York Comic Con, I had the pleasure of chatting with the actors during a roundtable interview!Continue reading “Luis Guzmán and Gwendoline Christie Discuss ‘Wednesday’ at NYCC”
Mindy Kaling, who is also an executive producer, voices Velma in the new series named after the iconic character, which is set to premiere in 2023 on HBO Max. At New York Comic Con, I had the pleasure of attending a press conference with the talented actress and Charlie Grandy!Continue reading “Mindy Kaling Explains Why She Identified with ‘Velma’ Growing Up”
Jenna Ortega stars as Wednesday Addams in the new Netflix series, Wednesday, which is set to premiere on November 23. This year, at New York Comic Con, I had the privilege of speaking with the actress during a roundtable interview!Continue reading “Jenna Ortega on ‘Wednesday,’ Latina Representation, and More at NYCC”
At New York Comic Con, I had the joy of speaking with Meg Donnelly, Drake Rodger, Jensen Ackles (Star/Executive Producer), and Danneel Ackles (Executive Producer) about their new series, The Winchesters. The Supernatural prequel will premiere tonight at 8 PM ET/PT on The CW.Continue reading “Meg Donnelly, Drake Rodger, Jensen Ackles, and Danneel Ackles Talk ‘The Winchesters’”
Regardless of the state of affairs regarding the Warner Bros. Discovery/HBO Max situation, the one thing you can always count on: You just can’t stop Batman. This week, HBO Max announced the return of their acclaimed podcast Batman: The Audio Adventures.Continue reading “‘Batman: The Audio Adventures’ Season 2 Coming to HBO Max”
Holy Fancasts, Batwoman! MSNBC news host Rachel Maddow confirmed on-air that she will voice Vesper Fairchild in CW’s Batwoman TV show!
Shawn returns to Hard NOC Life to go over the latest and greatest developments in Nerd World.
Since October is officially Filipino American Heritage Month and Inktober, who better to guest host Hard NOC Life than artist Glenn Urieta?!!
The 3rd Annual Black Girl Nerds of Color Meetup, also known under the hashtag #BGNOC was a success! The idea of the meetup was a collaborative effort by Keith Chow managing editor of The Nerds of Color, Jamie Broadnax managing editor of Black Girl Nerds, and Arturo Garcia Editor-At-Large at Racialicious.
People tell me physical media is a dying format and that everyone gets their movies digitally now. Well, I’m old and set in my ways. One of those ways is buying my favorite movies on blu-ray. Last time there was a new Star Trek movie available on disc, Paramount spread the movie’s bonus features over several different retail outlets, and I was not happy about it. This time, while there are still retail exclusives for Star Trek Beyond, you don’t have to buy five different versions of the same movie to get all of the featurettes in one place.
By now the events of Peter David’s NYCC anti-Romani rant is all wrapped up, with David writing a series of personal blog posts including an apology to the Romani community. Whether the Romani community — and the Romani activist involved in the incident, along with fans who were both at the panel and have seen the video — forgive David is a separate issue. Rather than focus on the merits of an apology, the opportunity presents itself to instead focus on the actual issue of lack of Romani representation in our media.
To first understand why the lack of Romani representation is an important issue, we have to understand who the Romani people are. For many — including myself — because of this overall lack of representation, there comes an overall prevalence of ignorance regarding who the Romani people are, what their struggles are, and what their actual culture is.
Earlier this month, I told you about a new Kickstarter project from my Secret Identities partner Jerry Ma. His epic martial arts comic was introduced to the world the day before New York Comic-Con, and in only a matter of days, the project was fully funded! So what do you do when you reach your goal so quickly? You aim for stretch goals! And since this is the final week of the campaign, Jerry is hoping to get to his fourth and final goal of $10,500, and he’s enlisted some of the top artists in comics to help him get there!
We are in the midst of another New York Comic-Con, and as is becoming customary with these major Comic-Cons, we’ve teamed up with Black Girl Nerds to bring BGNOC to the east coast. And now we can announce online merch outlet TeePublic will be sponsoring the meet up! For a limited time, TeePublic is having a site-wide sale that ends during NYCC weekend. But fret not! Fans of the NOC will get a one-week extension on the sale. Click through to find out how.
If you haven’t heard, this Thursday is the kickoff to another New York Comic-Con. In addition to hosting the very first East Coast BGNOC, I’ll be on a few panels and hanging out at the Epic Proportions booth (#2010) all weekend! Speaking of Epic Props, my boy Jerry Ma just Kickstarted his own martial arts comic, so see below for how to contribute and where to find me at NYCC.
In exactly three short weeks, New York Comic-Con will be returning to the Javits Center on the West side of Manhattan, and we will be there stationed at Epic Proportions Booth 2010! And since it’s a Comic-Con, we will once again be co-hosting a meet up with our friends at Black Girl Nerds on Friday night! That’s right, we’re bringing BGNOC to NYCC!
Paper Girls #1 is a finely crafted, unpredictable marvel. I haven’t been this hooked this instantaneously on a comic since maybe all the way back to Dark Knight Returns, or the first Eastman and Laird TMNT books, stuff I loved as a kid. Paper Girls gives me that kind of nostalgic sensation, like I’m in middle school again. But I was never as cool as these night-riding, shit-talking 12-year-olds.
Yesterday, we published the first part of my sprawling interview with fantasy novelist and comic book writer Marjorie Liu. She was at New York Comic-Con promoting next month’s release of her first creator-owned comic for Image Monstress.
For the second half of our interview, I ask her about her previous career as a lawyer, how she decided to become a writer, and what it means to be a prominent Asian American in the media.