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Month of African-American Comics – Nutmeg #1

All this month I’ll be reviewing different comic books by African-American creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. Check out the archive to see what books have been spotlighted so far.

Today we look at Nutmeg #1, written and co-created by James F. Wright and drawn and co-created by Jackie Crofts, which is set to be released on March 25th from Action Lab Entertainment.

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Month of African-American Comics – Nowhere Man Volume 2 “Jacked Up,” Book 1

All this month I’ll be reviewing different comic books by African-American creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. Check out the archive to see what books have been spotlighted so far.

Today we look at the first book of Volume 2 of Jerome Walford’s Nowhere Man: Jacked Up (I reviewed the first volume, which consisted of three books, last year).

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Month of African-American Comics – Fashion Forward Books 1-3

All this month I’ll be reviewing different comic books by African-American creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. Check out the archive to see what books have been spotlighted so far.

Today we look at the first three books of Fashion Forward by Shawnee and Shawnelle Gibbs (writers) and Linda Chung (artist). Covers by JM Tolman (Books #1 & 2) and Adam Fay (Book 3).

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Month of African-American Comics – “Grovers” from Disruption: An Anthology

All this month I’ll be reviewing different comic books by African-American creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. Check out the archive to see what books have been spotlighted so far.

Today we look at “Grovers” by J.N. Monk (writer and also the co-editor of the anthology) and Kelly Angel (artist)

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Month of African-American Comics – Hero Born #1

All this month I’ll be reviewing different comic books by African-American creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. Check out the archive to see what books have been spotlighted so far.

Today we look at Hero Born #1 by Robert Garrett (writer and creator) and Peter Cacho (artist).

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Month of African-American Comics – Swag Patrol #1

All this month I’ll be reviewing different comic books by African-American creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. Check out the archive to see what books have been spotlighted so far.

Today we look at Swag Patrol #1 by Rubyn Warren II (writer and creator), Raymond Sanders (artist) and Al Stewart (colorist).

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Month of African-American Comics – New Money #1

All this month I’ll be reviewing different comic books by African-American creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. Check out the archive to see what books have been spotlighted so far.

Today we look at New Money #1 by Hannibal Tabu (writer), N. Steven Harris (artist) and Alejandro Sanchez (colorist). The book was created by former NFL cornerback Phillip Buchanon, who I presume had a say in the first issue’s plot, as well.

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Month of African-American Comics – Hass #1

All this month I’ll be reviewing different comic books by African-American creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. Check out the archive to see what books have been spotlighted so far.

Today we look at Hass #1 by B. Alex Thompson (creator and writer), Federico Santagati (artist) and Russell Vincent Yu (colorist).

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Month of African-American Comics – OneNation #1

All this month I’ll be reviewing different comic books by African-American creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. Check out the archive to see what books have been spotlighted so far.

Today we look at OneNation #1 by Jason Reeves (artist/co-writer), Alverne Ball (co-writer) and Luis Guerroro (colorist) (based on a concept by Reeves and John Reuben-Milton) by 133Art.

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Month of African-American Comics – Armarauders: The Last Battalion #4

All this month I’ll be reviewing different comic books by African-American creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. Check out the archive to see what books have been spotlighted so far.

Today we look at Brandon Easton’s first issue as the writer of Mecha Workshop’s Armarauders series, the keystone of their new line of comics set in this Armarauders universe (the comic is part of the launch of a toyline featuring the mechas in the series). The series (and the toyline) was created by former Transformers artist (and designer) Don Figueroa, who is also the artist on the series. The series was initially written by former IDW editor Dan Taylor, but Easton has taken over the series with #4 (I presume since Taylor is still credited on the cover of the book that Easton is working over a rough plot outline by Taylor and Figueroa).

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2015 Month of African-American Comics Archive

All month long, we will be spotlighting comic book either written or drawn by African-American comic book creators (based on submissions by the creators themselves).

Here are the book featured so far…

1. Armarauders: The Last Battalion #4 by Brandon Easton and Don Figueroa

2. OneNation #1 by Jason Reeves, Alverne Ball and Luis Guerroro

3. Hass #1 by B. Alex Thompson, Federico Santagati and Russell Vincent Yu

4. New Money #1 by Hannibal Tabu, N. Steven Harris and Alejandro Sanchez

5. Swag Patrol #1 by Rubyn Warren II, Raymond Sanders and Al Stewart

6. Hero Born #1 Robert Garrett and Peter Cacho

7. “Grovers” from Disruption: An Anthology by J.N. Monk and Kelly Angel

8. Fashion Forward Books 1-3 by Shawnee and Shawnelle Gibbs and Linda Chung

9. Nowhere Man Volume 2 “Jacked Up,” Book 1 by Jerome Walford

10. Nutmeg #1 by James F. Wright and Jackie Crofts

11. The Empty #1 by Jimmie Robinson

12. Henna Hanson Must Save Prom! #1 by Rashad Doucet

13. Virgin Wolf #1 by Alverne Ball, Max Bartomucci and Adriana De Los Santos

14. Wonder Care Presents: The Kinder Guardians #1 by Victor Dandridge and Justin Castaneda

15. Shadowclub Karma #1 by Rocbottom and Germaine Webb and Henrik Hovarth

16. Wandering Vagrants Volume 1 by Marc Adona

17. Offset #1 by Delvin Howell, Tristan Roach, Jenny Chiu and Ludwig Olimba

18. Spirit Bear #0 by Tristan Roach, Nigel Lynch and Julian Moseley

19. R.R.H. #1 by Orlando Harding, Andres Esparza, Ulises Curiel and Kyle David Ritter and Steve Cobb

20. Radio Free Amerika #2 by B. Robert Bell, Robert Jeffrey II, Don Hillsman II and Lexington Wolfcraft

21. Diskordia Volume 1: Feels Like Falling by Rivenis

22. Mythallica Lux Nova Volume 1 by Mikhail Sebastian

23. The Zoo Act by Myron Macklin

24. Ajala – A Series of Adventures, Books 1-3 by Robert Garrett, N. Steven Harris and Walt Msonza Barna

25. Heroes of the World – Legend of the Earth Conduit #1 by Vincent M. Galvez, Joe Bonsu and Mark Williams

Accepting PDF Submissions for a Month of African-American Comics

Last year, I did a Month of African-American Comics. A few creators asked if I was going to do it again this year. I’m certainly willing to do so, but if I’m going to do it, I am going to have a few more requirements than last year.

First off, just like last year, if you’re an African-American comic book creator (or if one of your co-creators is African-American), feel free to send in your comic for review/spotlight during the month of February, where I’ll review/spotlight as many current comic books by African-American comic book creators as I can.

Here’s the change, though. I’ll only be accepting submissions that meet the following requirements:

The submission must contain…

1. A PDF copy of the book (or a reasonable equivalent, like a CDisplay file. That’s totally fine).

2. A JPG of the book’s cover

3. 3 or more reasonably-sized JPGs (big enough where they can be read on a web page) of sample pages from the book that I can include with the review.

All three of those things are things that you really should have for your own purposes ANYways, and a number of creators did last year. But a whole pile of them did not and it’s just not worth it for me to search for sample pages of your comic to feature in my review. Sample pages are very valuable. They only help promote your book.

So if you wish to be spotlighted, e-mail me your pdf and your jpgs to bcronin@comicbookresources.com.

Month of African-American Comics – Watson and Holmes: A Study in Black

All this month I’ll be reviewing different comic books by African-American creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. A quick note – since this month is so relatively short, I’ll be featuring an extra comic every week, for a total of 32 comics spotlighted! Here is a list of all the comics spotlighted so far!

In this installment we take a look at Watson and Holmes: A study in Black, collecting the first five issues of the Watson and Holmes comic book series, created by Brandon Perlow and Paul Mendoza, written by Karl Bollers, drawn by Rick Leonardi (#1-4) and Larry Stroman (#5) and a variety of colorists.

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Month of African-American Comics – Brotherhood of the Fringe

All this month I’ll be reviewing different comic books by African-American creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. A quick note – since this month is so relatively short, I’ll be featuring an extra comic every week, for a total of 32 comics spotlighted! Here is a list of all the comics spotlighted so far!

In this installment we take a look at N. Steven Harris’ Brotherhood of the Fringe (specifically the first two books)…

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Month of African-American Comics – You Can Rely On Platypi, Books 1-2

All this month I’ll be reviewing different comic books by African-American creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. A quick note – since this month is so relatively short, I’ll be featuring an extra comic every week, for a total of 32 comics spotlighted! Here is a list of all the comics spotlighted so far!

In this installment we take a look at Brian Parker’s You Can Rely on Platypi, Books 1-2, the first two parts of the Great Machine storyline (each book, Cog and Lever, is named after a part of the Great Machine, so it works two ways!).

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