Friday, January 8, 2016

Comic Round-Up: January 8, 2016

Star Wars X Jack Kirby by Marco D’Alfonso

Interview: Ariell Johnson, First Black Woman to Open Philly Comic Shop Talks Diversity

Interview: Comic book writer Kyle Higgins '08 finds creative success crafting Batman tales, and now Power Rangers, too

Interview: Producer Simon Kinberg claims there is one big distinction between the upcoming ‘New Mutants’ movie and the ‘X-Men’ franchise.

Interview: Ryan Reynolds explains The Difference Between Deadpool And The Other X-Men Movies to Empire Magazine.

Interview:  Tom Hart’s Rosalie Lightning, a book about the sudden death of his very young daughter. It’s an excruciating yet uplifting book that is impossible to forget. Tom Hart talks about the process of the book for Vulture.

News: Jack Kirby Museum Eyeing Permanent Lower East Side Location Next Year

News: NBC orders pilot of DC Comics sitcom Powerless

Reviews: Henry Chamberlain on The Arab Of The Future.  Sean Gaffney on Yowamushi Pedal Vol. 1, Sword Art On-Line Volume Six: Phantom Bullet and Sunshine Sketch Vol. 8. Alex Hoffman on Palefire and Generous Bosom, Part One.  Saeyong Kim on Dance In The Vampire Bund Omnibus One: Vols. 1-3. Todd Klein on Green Lantern: The Lost Army #6 and Unfollow #2.   Bob Temuka on All Star Section Eight.

Our First Look at Doctor Strange's Swanky Magical Abode, the Sanctum Sanctorum

In response to their compatriot Umapagan Ampikaipakan's New York Times piece about the "oxymoron of Asian superheros", fellow Malaysian writers Amanda Ng Yann Chwen and Louise Tan speak of the importance of having relatable role models in fiction
To say that Asians cannot be superheroes because of “Asian values” erases traditional and contemporary Asian superheroes, assumes all Asians are the same, and echoes a long history of racist oppression. It tells Asians that we can only be part of someone else’s story, and never make our own stories. Having Asian superheroes is a way of changing all that.
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