the Blackfinity Gauntlet Podcasting Summit spanned over two days of the con. The Expo was hosted in The Bourbon Room, formerly known as the House of Blues which is located on the Second Floor of The Showboat Hotel. The House of Blues is an iconic venue, so being able to take in an event in such a historical place made it that much more memorable and the energy was definitely in the air.
Women in Comics Collective (WinC), is an initiative founded by Regina Sawyer in 2012 to educate, promote and support a movement towards women working in the Comic Books and under other media umbrellas. In their outreach WinC hosts events, workshops and other activities throughout the country. This past weekend, June 30, 2018, we attended one of their events in New York City.
A clip has been circulating online of Kevin Fierg the President of Marvel Studio hinting at a possible induction of Kamala Khan, New Jersey’s very own Miss Marvel. For those who are unfamiliar, Khan is a Pakistani American teenager of the Islamic faith who gains her powers in a “freak accident” like many of her hero counterparts. President Fierg doesn’t go into details on how or when they plan to introduce Kamala to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) but allow me to ramble and speculate. But before I jump into it. Check out the clip below.
This past Thursday, the team and I watched Avengers: Infinity War. It’s been a long time coming and to be honest, I still having mixed feelings about how things played out. Thanos was really menacing, he exuded a level of power and confidence I wasn’t quite ready for. The Titan was a total badass and this got me thinking, based on my knowledge of Marvel Comics who could go toe to toe with the All Mighty Thanos. Here are three characters that I know can do it.
The first female black superhero introduced to the comic book world was Butterfly. She opened the gateway to many female black superhero characters. She not very well known and she was short lived. She had only two appearances in a comic called Hell-Rider. The character debuted in the first issue of Hell-Rider which was published in August 1971 a black and white superhero action comics series. The creator of the comic book series was Gary Friedrich who worked with other various comic book artists such as Mike Esposito, Ross Andru, Rich Buckler, Dick Ayers, John Celardo, and Syd Shore. Butterfly was the first female hero who was Ms. Marian Michaels a singer and by late night the super-heroine Butterfly.
The Marvel Universe date as far back as the 1939. And over the years, many of our favorite character stories have been expounded on.,reiterate and also revamped. With that being said., my next nomination goes to Riri Williams, a.k.a Iron Heart.