Announcing New Frontiers Anthology Inspired by the Life of George Takei

The team behind the groundbreaking Asian American superhero anthologies Secret Identities and Shattered, in partnership with the Japanese American National Museum, have issued a Call for Submissions for New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei, an original graphic novel anthology that will serve as a companion volume to JANM’s historic exhibition of the same name (running through August 2017), which showcases Takei’s life and the cultural landscapes through which he has traveled. The anthology’s target publication date is July 2017.

Diverse creators with stories to share that speak to the themes and issues Takei has confronted in his life are encouraged to pitch them at the Submissions Form located at here before the pitch deadline of April 24, 2017. Relevant issues include, but are not limited to: unlawful incarceration, status as an “illegal” alien and the push for LGBTQ equality and civil rights for all, yellowface, whitewashing, media stereotypes, and the rise of digital culture and social media.

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DC TV Podcasts Goes Live to Celebrate The Flash/Supergirl Musical Crossover

For several months now, it’s been teased on both The Flash Podcast and Supergirl Radio that with the epic musical crossover between The Flash and Supergirl, both podcasts would of course come together for a crossover of their own.

On Tuesday, March 21 at 9pm PT / 12am ET, the two podcasts will come together for a special live show, following the musical crossover between The Flash and Supergirl. The live show will be hosted at Mixlr.com/DCTVPodcasts where hosts of both podcasts will be discussing the big musical event.

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Introducing the DCTV Classics Podcast

This weekend, I’m proud to announce that I have teamed up with the DCTV Podcast network to launch their newest bi-weekly show: DCTV Classics, where we will be reminiscing about iconic and classic TV shows such as The Adventures of Superman, Batman ’66, Wonder Woman, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Smallville, Batman: The Animated Series, and more.

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Special Edition: NYC Panel will be Celebrating #BlackComicsMonth

Entering its second year, the New York Comic-Con offshoot comics-only show — known as Special Edition: NYC — is this weekend. With a guest list that includes everyone from Greg Pak to Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, SE:NYC officially kicks off con-going season with a star-studded line up. Coincidentally, those two stars I mentioned will be featured on one of the panels the NOC is most looking forward to. Hosted by our friends at VixenVarsity, the #BlackComicsMonth panel promises to be the highlight of the weekend. Check out the official PR after the jump.

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Captain America: Civil War is the Avengers Sequel I Wanted in the First Place

Marvel Studios has just announced it is starting production on Captain America: Civil War, the first installment of “Phase 3” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Filming is currently commencing in Atlanta, but the production will span the globe with filming to take place in Germany, Puerto Rico, and Iceland. Since it’s also the third film in the Captain America saga — with the Russo brothers returning to direct — you would think that the film would be following up on the events of The Winter Soldier. However, the official plot synopsis and cast list make it sound more like Avengers 2.5.

This is not a complaint by the way.

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Web Portal Opens Door for Black Creators

Here at The Nerds of Color, we’re always on the look out for spaces that not only shine a light on the lack of diversity in comics, but actually are doing something about it.

We recently learned about a new web portal that just launched a few days ago. It’s called Peep Game Comix, and its mission is to showcase the work of African American comic authors, artists, and publishers.

Check out their official press release after the jump.

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Angry Little Girls, Now in Plush Form

0810958686Lela Lee continues to take over the universe with her Angry Little Girls empire. After a conquering the worlds of comic strips, books, greeting cards, t-shirts, animation, and kitchen sinks, you’ll soon be able to find Angry Little Girls in your local toy aisles now as well (and I’m not talking about the ones throwing tantrums because Daddy said she couldn’t buy the “Equestria Girls” iteration of My Little Pony).

Yesterday, Multiverse Studio announced it had struck a deal to distribute 7-inch plush dolls of the original Angry Little Asian Girl, Kim. These dolls have been limited to a limited production run of 1,000 units, so they probably won’t last long. If you happened to be at San Diego Comic-Con, this past July, you might have seen Lela with her plush doppelgangers hanging out on the con floor.

Now’s your chance to get one for yourself. Check out the original press release after the jump.

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