The Top 10 Stories in Nerd Culture and Race in 2014

by Rod Thomas  For comic book fans and fans of science fiction movies, 2014 proved to be a banner year. Whether it was the #BlackStormTrooper outrage or the cancellation of Syfy shows there was much to discuss. Here is my rundown of the worst of the best, or the best of the worst Nerd Culture… Read More

“That’s how we troll” The Great Marvel Diversity Backlash

By Yomi Adegoke The comic book Gods have been doing some serious redecorating this year. After colouring an entirely alabaster comic book canvas with a mixed race Spiderman and Muslim Ms. Marvel, they took it to new heights, administering makeovers even Gok Wan would gawp at. With a strike of lightning, roar of thunder and… Read More

Waiting For Krypton: Race, Ableism, and Education Reform

by Rod Thomas The opening scenes of the documentary Waiting For Superman depict education reformer/charter school advocate Geoffrey Canada as describing one of the saddest moments in his life. When he learned that Superman was not real, he was distraught because there was, in Canada’s words, “I was crying because there was no one coming… Read More

Doctor Who: The Day of the (White) Doctor

by Shuheda Ahmed Doctor Who celebrated its 50th Anniversary on the BBC this weekend in the UK and 93 other countries, setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest ever simulcast of a TV drama reaching an audience of 10.2 million in the UK alone not including cinema screenings. The Doctor: a 1200 year… Read More

Introducing AFROELLA: A Blaxploitation Comic with a little added ‘Fro

by Gemma Bedeau Afroella is a Glyph Award nominated comic book series from writer Gemma Bedeau and artist Lee Fenton-Wilkinson who together form the dynamic duo Kromatron Comics. Afroella is inspired by a love of 1960s sci-fi, rocket ships, robots and giant monsters then sprinkled with an appreciation for Blaxploitation and cheeky pop culture references.… Read More