The last month or so has been very intense for Peep Game Comix. I’ve truly immersed myself in the growing Black Comic Book community of creators and fans.
Motor City Black Age of Comics
First, I’m proud to say that I redirected my usual comic book budget to supporting several very talented African American creators vending at this year’s Motor City Black Age of Comics (#MCBAC2014). I picked up titles from Detroit hip hop artist Cliff Note, Superhero Huff by Yorli Huff, and OAD Rain by Generate Comix!
But my all time favorite book from the con was Kenjji Jumanne-Marshall’s Witch Doctor. Witch Doctor follows the unpredictable travels of Dr. Jovan Carrington, and unfolds a tale of Black history, revolution and vengeance. I’ve been checking for this book for over a year so of course it was my first purchase of the day.
I really enjoyed networking with several talented comic book creators and hope to follow with all of them soon.
Legend of the Mantamaji
I’ve also spent my time reviewing an advance copy of Legend of the Mantamaji by Eric Dean Staton. Eric has been hyping this book up for the past three months or so and I’m happy to say that he really delivered. Legend of the Mantamaji is a three-book graphic novel series whose sweeping tale of magic and mystery, heroes and villains, has a fresh look, a modern setting—and an ancient beat. Creators include Eric Dean Staton (Writer, Creator) Bradon Palas (Pencils, Ink), Andrew Dalhouse (Colors), our good friend Deron Bennett (Lettering) of Quixote. Be on the look out for our review very soon.
Kid Code, Origins Unknown, The Samaritan
Check out the All New, All Amazing Kid Code: Channel Zero #1 by John Jennings and Stacey Robinson December 1, 2014. The art and dialogue in this book is so intense it deserves two readings. The Jennings/Robinson combo created 40+ pages of Fine Art!! I’m proud to be caring it here on Peep Game but the two page spread on page 7 and 8 deserves a printed copy as well. No lie!
I also re-upped on The Samaritan and added the last three issues of this award winning title from Victor Dandridge. Also we’ve added his Origin Unknown series which explores the classic super hero trope of “hidden/secret origins”.
Wait there’s more!
Lord willing I’ll be able to check out yet another Black Comic Con in the D. M.E.C.C.A. Con is this Saturday and I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll be able to pull that off. But if not you can find me on Twitter Saturday night at 7pm chatting it up with my Black Nerd Family as we talk about Black Comic Books during our #BlackComicsChat!
Sidenote: That’s 11 Titles showcasing African American Comic Book Creators and African American Comic Book Characters! Three Black owned publishers and 9 or so Black comic book creators! #Ourheroescomefirst