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Sky Masters: Jack Kirby in the Cosmos

Jack Kirby’s cultural influence has never been greater. His myriad characters already populate the silver screen and it was recently announced his New Gods magnum opus too is making the transition to film with the director of “A Wrinkle in Time,” Ava DuVernay at the helm.

Beyond Black Panther: A Celebration of Black Comix Creators

Black Panther the movie has just been released. Marvel’s new Black Panther: World of Wakanda spin-off series just scored this year’s GLAAD Media Outstanding Comic Book Award. And here in real life, conventions and exhibitions nationwide are honoring the talents and accomplishments of black comics creators.

Mangasia: A Thousand Views of a Hundred Years of Asian Comics

Do we really need another book-length history of manga? Especially so soon on the heels of John Lent’s excellent Asian Comics, published just a few years ago? Turns out, yes. Mangasia: The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics, by comics expert Paul Gravett, is a very important addition, with a great deal to recommend it.