Monthly Archives: February 2014

Examining Cyrus, THE WARRIORS, and remembering Roger Hill

Best known for his role as the charismatic gang leader Cyrus in Walter Hill’s The Warriors, actor Roger Hill passed away this week at age 65. Most people didn’t know Hill by his given name, though some recognized him from … Continue reading

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Cartoon Fun Time 15 – Captain Afro

Thirty years ago I created the legendary Captain Afro, the first hip-hop superhero. Where does the time go?

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THE ARMY OF DR. MOREAU – Panel Evolution

Here’s a look at a panel evolution from The Army of Dr. Moreau #2 now available from Monkeybrain Comics through Comixology. Written by David F. Walker (that’s me), art by Carl Sciacchitano, colored by Sara Machajewski. On sale for 99 … Continue reading

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Remembering Dwayne McDuffie, Part 2

Three years ago today, we lost the beloved Dwayne McDuffie. In person, Dwayne towered well over six feet tall, which lent itself to a larger-than-life image that was really the opposite of how he carried himself. You could always spot … Continue reading

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It is Possible to See Beyond Race, If Only for 96 Minutes

In the 1993 film Suture, actors Michael Harris (left) and Dennis Hasbert (right), play brothers Vincent and Clay. Throughout the film, everyone remarks how much Clay and Vincent look like each other. In fact, it is the similarity of their … Continue reading

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Casting Outside the Box (a.k.a. I’d Rather Have Jean Claude Van Damme Play Luke Cage Over Tyler Perry Any Day)

Well, it seems plenty of people are upset about my last two posts regarding Micheal B. Jordan being cast as Human Torch in the reboot of Fantastic Four. Most of irrate folks are comic books fans, bemoaning the fact that … Continue reading

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Why An African American Human Torch is Important (a.k.a. Comic Fans are Racist and Kinda Unimportant)

Wake up world, Black actor Michael B. Jordan has been cast as Johnny Storm (a.k.a. the Human Torch) in the upcoming reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise. The hurricane of controversy, and all the requisite ridiculous and racist comments have … Continue reading

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The Human Torch is Being Played by a Black Guy. SO WHAT?!?

Now that Black actor Michael B. Jordan has been officially cast as Johnny Storm (a.k.a. Human Torch) in the new Fantastic Four movie, all the negative crap has started to spew. We’ve all heard the crap before: “Johnny Storm is … Continue reading

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Remembering Dwayne McDuffie

Things were different when I was a kid growing up. For the most part, you didn’t know what comic book creators looked like. Sure, everyone knew what Stan Lee looked like, but that was about it. The few comic creators … Continue reading

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Black History Month 2014: Winston Zeddemore and the Importance of GHOSTBUSTERS

It’s Black History Month. That means it is the one month out of year that everyone is posting the sort stuff I post all the time. And that means that I need to step up my game. For my first … Continue reading

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