‘The Sandman’ Teaser Trailer and Premiere Date Revealed

“I am the King of Dreams,” says Dream at the beginning of the trailer. “Ruler of the Nightmare Realm.”

Fans of the Neil Gaiman comic book series The Sandman have been waiting for this for a long time. Developed by Gaiman, David S. Goyer, and Allan Heinberg, The Sandman tells the story of Dream, aka The Sandman (Tom Sturridge) finally free from being captured for 105 years in an occult ritual.

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DC FanDome: New Look at Gwendoline Christie’s Lucifer for Netflix’s ‘The Sandman’

The DC FanDome bus keeps on chugging folks! And we just got a really great glimpse of Gwendoline Christie’s Lucifer from the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Sandman!

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Enter ‘The Sandman’ First Look at New Netflix Series

Today during Netflix’s virtual TUDUM event, we got our first glimpse of the eagerly awaited live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s seminal DC/Vertigo comic book series, The Sandman! It’s been a really long road bringing this one to life, with countless starts and stops for various film and tv adaptations. At long last, fans of the comic are finally getting it courtesy of Netflix.

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FX on Hulu Reveals First Teaser for ‘Y: The Last Man’

Just a few days ago, we reported that FX was moving forward with a series based on Brian K. Vaughn’s seminal classic comic book series, Y: The Last Man.

Well today, the network dropped our first teaser officially announcing the project and the release date for the highly-anticipated adaptation. Check it out here:

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‘Y: The Last Man’ Coming to FX on Hulu in September

Late last week, FX Networks, released a promotional video showcasing their epic slate of current and upcoming shows for FX on Hulu, to remind everyone why they are one of the biggest powerhouses in the world of basic-cable original programming today! And one of the key upcoming exclusives they slyly featured was for the upcoming adaptation of DC’s classic series Y: The Last Man. You can check out some very brief glimpses of the series at the 0:30 mark in the promo below:

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‘The Sandman’ is Coming to Netflix

One of the most beloved mature comics of all time is finally coming to life! Netflix is unleashing The Sandman, courtesy of its legendary creator Neil Gaiman! And at last, this week, they’ve given us a look at the upcoming series with a behind the scenes feature and cast announcement!

Check out the behind the scenes feature right here:

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Hard NOC Life 215: How to Be ‘The Good Asian’ with Pornsak Pichetshote

For AAPI Heritage Month, Dominic and Keith are joined by writer Pornsak Pichetshote to talk about his new book, The Good Asian!

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An Ode to Anthony Bourdain

When I was eleven years old, I bought Kitchen Confidential from the tiny bookstore in my tiny hometown. At that moment in time, I was a picky eater, not well-traveled, and in desperate need of a Mother’s Day present. My mother had mentioned a man named Anthony Bourdain and a book he had written. So that was her gift for that year; she still has it to this day.

At some point after I bought the book, my mother and I started watching No Reservations on the Travel Channel. I always appreciated Anthony Bourdain as a storyteller, a host, and as a critic. Over the years, I grew out of my selective eating habits, I traveled extensively, and I began acting. Now, I live in New York City, I’ll eat almost anything, and I write for blogs.

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NOC Recaps iZombie: Dying Under the Influence

Trait of the Week: Journalism and alcoholism.

This week’s iZombie case of the week was a bit more important to hold onto because it had reveals and ramifications for the story at large. Poor Liv is still reeling from Lowell’s death. When she gets the chance to eat a victim who’s prone to drinking her weight in booze, she takes it up, but the case she catches and Major’s post-Candyman episode threaten to suffocate her.

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NOC Recaps iZombie: In the Line of Fire

Trait of the Week: Super Sniper Skills, PTSD

iZombie’s best strength is definitely its characters. While packaged in a procedural format, this week I once again found myself glazing over at the case o’ the week — despite our visit from Veronica Mars alum Percy Daggs III (WALLACE!). But we were treated to a surprise twist at the end of the episode that highlights the show’s strength in its characters. In “Patriot Brains,” Liv confronts Lowell about Blaine, Ravi learns whether or not he is doomed to zombie-ism, and Major convinces everyone not on Team Z that he is having a psychotic break.

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Hey Hollywood, How’s That Bigotry Paying Off For You?

On Friday news broke that after a year of struggling in the ratings, NBC is canceling its freshman comic book series, Constantine. While others took the interwebs and expressed their disappointment, I celebrated in style. Continue reading “Hey Hollywood, How’s That Bigotry Paying Off For You?”

NOC Recaps iZombie: Shock Jock

Trait of the Week: Straight talk relationship advice, with a hostile edge

In our eighth episode of iZombie, Liv thinks about sex. A lot. She has it, she listens to a morning sex talk show, and she dispenses advice on it. But those three things may only last for so long.

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NOC Recaps iZombie: Baby Mama Brain Drama

Trait of the Week: Maternal tendencies

This week on iZombie, Liv eats the brains of a young pregnant woman who was a bit Gone Girl‘d before giving birth and dying. Lov then fusses over her friends and family, while contemplating the fact that as a zombie, she can’t have children.

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NOC Recaps iZombie: Death by Birthday Card

Trait of the Week: Agoraphobia, hardcore video game muscle memory, hacking

After Major got himself beat up last week, he looks to Ravi to stitch him back up. “I’m a social worker. My insurance covers about one bandaid a year.” Liv is concerned, both for Major and for Ravi’s skills as a medical practitioner for living people. They fuss like a married couple until Major reminds Liv that he “rocker blocked” Liv and Lowell at the funeral. LOL Meanwhile, Blaine‘s Zombie Sugar Mamma Jackie didn’t get her brains, so she attacks a poor delivery boy for her fix.

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NOC Recaps iZombie: What About the Zombies of Color?

Alternatively titled: If you’re a zombie, how come you’re not white?

You: Gosh, Connie, you can’t just ask why people aren’t white1!

In this week’s iZombie, “Flight of the Living Dead,” Liv eats the brains of a former sorority sister, Major continues to look for Jerome and Eddie, Ravi is still my favorite character, and a new zombie love interest enters Liv’s life with the hottest hot sauce around. Then we’ll get into the question of the week: Why don’t Zombies of Color have obvious zombie markers like the Caucasian characters do?

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NOC Recaps iZombie: Where Veronica Mars Meets Chuck Meets Pushing Daisies

NOC is recapping iZombie! Here’s a bit of background on the show before we dive in to this week’s episode.

iZombie is The CW’s newest series. Based on the DC/Vertigo comic book of the same name, it tells the story of Olivia Moore (she goes by Liv. Liv Moore), a former heart surgeon, who went to a boat party that went badly. The boat was attacked by some dudes on an experimental drug, and she was swiped in the arm on the way over the side of the boat. She wakes up with white hair and an intense craving for BRAAAINNS.

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My Answers to an Oft Asked Question

I have been asked some variation of the following question more times than I can count: “Which comics or graphic novels would you recommend that are by people of color, or address people of color in a holistic way, and also books for people who may not ever read a comic or graphic novel?” This is a very hard question as there is just so much out there that is great. There are books that I have taught in my classes that are neck and neck with the books I’ve bought as gifts for people who I am trying to convert to our four-color ways. While the below list is in no way comprehensive, they are my go-to books for whenever I’m asked the question. Please feel free to add your own picks.

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Art Imitates Life: The Powerful Message of V for Vendetta

This month makes nine years since the release of the V for Vendetta film directed by James McTeigue, and, 27 years since the graphic novel was released by DC Comics in 1988. This November will also mark the 410th anniversary of Guy Fawkes Night in Great Britain. I thought I would honor these anniversaries by discussing the reasons for the creation, and powerful message, of V for Vendetta, which has been a staple of freedom and justice in the comic community since its publication.

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Constantine: Blazing Hell with NBC

I’m not going to pretend I’m a huge Constantine fanboy. I do remember hearing about the character as a teen. I saw the Keanu Reeves movie version and thought, “So Neo takes out demons too? Whoa. Bogus.” Ah method acting by Professor Reeves. Somebody that knows the comics and is really into it would call me out quickly if I tried to get into it all. I just wanted to briefly mention why the new NBC series starring Matt Ryan is working for me.

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