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Title: Black History Month ’09 #22: Shake This

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  • Sunday, March 1st, 2009 at 6:51 AM EST

Editor’s note: In honor of Black History Month, David Brothers took “every day in February to talk about specific aspect of black culture and comic books. It’s mainly focused on superhero comics, since that’s what I grew up reading and still makes up the bulk of my reading material.” The series ran through yesterday over […]

Black History Month ‘09 #17: Still Dreaming

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  • Saturday, February 21st, 2009 at 11:55 AM EST

Editor’s note: In honor of February being Black History Month, David Brothers is taking “every day in February to talk about specific aspect of black culture and comic books. It’s mainly focused on superhero comics, since that’s what I grew up reading and still makes up the bulk of my reading material.” The series is […]

Black History Month ‘09 #14: Simple, Ain’t It? But Quite Clever.

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  • Saturday, February 14th, 2009 at 9:52 AM EST

Editor’s note: In honor of February being Black History Month, David Brothers is taking “every day in February to talk about specific aspect of black culture and comic books. It’s mainly focused on superhero comics, since that’s what I grew up reading and still makes up the bulk of my reading material.” The series is […]

Black History Month ‘09: “You Are Appreciated”

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  • Saturday, February 7th, 2009 at 1:54 PM EST

Editor’s note: In honor of February being Black History Month, David Brothers is taking “every day in February to talk about specific aspect of black culture and comic books. It’s mainly focused on superhero comics, since that’s what I grew up reading and still makes up the bulk of my reading material.” The series is […]

Black History Month at the 4thletter!

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  • Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 at 11:02 AM EST

Like he did last year, David Brothers over at 4thletter! is doing a post a day on blacks in comics for Black History Month. For instance, on Tuesday he offered advice on writing black characters: You can’t win. This is the unspoken rule of creating or writing black characters. Someone, somewhere, is going to hate […]

Comics A.M. | Artists rally in support of jailed Tunisian cartoonist

Legal | Artists from around the world are drawing in support of Tunisian cartoonist Jabeur Mejri, who is serving a seven-and-a-half-year prison sentence for posting caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad online. Just two weeks after Tunisia adopted a new constitution that protects freedom of expression, Jabeur’s supporters have launched a “100 Cartoons for Jabeur” website and […]

Comics A.M. | Cartoonist summoned after offending Ecuador’s president

Legal | Ecuadorean cartoonist Xavier Bonilla has received a court summons on unspecified charges that seem to relate to a cartoon that President Rafael Correa finds offensive. The case was brought by Ecuador’s new media regulator; Correa has stepped up attacks on the press in recent years, and the newspaper that runs Bonilla’s cartoons, El […]

Comics A.M. | How stable are sales of DC’s New 52 titles?

Publishing | Todd Allen analyzes the sales of DC Comics’ New 52 titles from their September 2011 launch to the past month. Sales of any series tend to drop off from one issue to the next — Allen compares it to radioactive decay — and when the numbers drop below 18,000 for a couple of […]

Comics A.M. | Hedge fund is backing Stan Lee Media’s Disney lawsuit

Legal | Forbes profiles Michael Wolk, a lawyer who’s organized the financial backing for Stan Lee Media’s prolonged, and so far unsuccessful, multibillion-dollar lawsuits against Marvel and Disney over the rights to the characters co-created by Stan Lee. Wolk’s primary investor is Elliott Management, one the nation’s largest hedge funds. SLM, which is no longer […]

Comics, diversity and the power to change

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  • Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 3:00 PM EST

With Black History Month here, a piece by Joseph Hughes on the `lack of black writers at Marvel and DC Comics has received justifiable attention. It’s an issue that deserves as serious a consideration as the recent arguments for female creators, and it’s something that can really be applied to every minority. Diversity strengthens comics: […]

Quote of the Day | The dearth of black writers at the Big Two

“This is the first week of Black History Month, a four-week celebration and remembrance of the significant events and people of the African diaspora. For many, myself included, it’s a month to reflect on where we’ve been, as a people and as a nation, and to contemplate exactly where it is we’re going. In terms […]

Comics A.M. | ComiXology inks Delcourt deal; Detective #27 auction

Digital comics | ComiXology, which earlier this week announced the opening of a European branch, has revealed its first big score: a digital-distribution agreement with Delcourt, the top independent publisher in France. And comiXology kicked off the agreement by updating its dedicated Walking Dead app to include a French interface and the French editions of […]

What are you excited about for 2010? Part 2

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  • Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 at 7:00 AM EST

As I mentioned yesterday, over the last couple of weeks Tim O’Shea and I have been reaching out to various folks around the comics industry, asking them what they are excited about for 2010. We asked them to mention something they were anticipating as a fan and also something they were working on, if they […]


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