Sorry for the delay!!! Emerald City Comic Con was such a wonderful experience, I needed to make sure that I noted everything in my experience. I’m happy to say that I’ve been to a Comic Con on the opposite side of the US and this experience has now made me want to go to Comic Cons all over the world. For anyone who hasn’t attended ECCC , I would highly recommend it. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
December 2018 released the prequel to the Transformers’ franchise, Bumblebee. My only concern with this movie was that this was going to be another ‘style over substance’ film with too many transformers, little plot and character development, and scantly clad females…. I was wrong.
So, it’s the holiday season and if you’re still looking for gifts for the kids or possibly yourself, hopefully my nostalgic reflection of NYCC 2018 will help you. Comic Con NYC 2018 was amazing as multiple figures, video games, cosplay and a sneak peak of the New Dragonball Super: Broly movie were in present for viewing and playing pleasure. As you read, hopefully this will either help in your gifting choices, movie choices, or just persuade you to save up and plan for next year’s NYCC 2019 as a gift for yourself!!!
Anime NYC 2018 was awesome and even though I only went for one day I definitely got my money’s worth…
I would like to express my gratitude to a man that taught me lessons about friendship, relationships, accountability and responsibility and how those lessons gave me a sense of happiness that also developed into a life long passion.
Despite the solid plot, many have criticized this manga and it’s anime counterpart as generic, boring or an endless cliché. It was also named one of the worst manga in 2016. In spite of the harsh criticism, the manga became a best seller with over 2 million in 2018 alone and is placed in the top 10 best selling manga this year. Why is that? Well, let’s dive in the anime and see why Black Clover should be on your radar for 2018…
In 2018, more women are assuming lead roles in movies and are finally getting the acknowledgement they deserve for those roles. In the Movie: Ant-Man and The Wasp the, Marvel Cinematic Universe welcomes Ghost (played by Hannah John Kamen). Now while the Ghost of the Marvel Cinematic Universe adopts a new progressive spin from the comic book version, this MCU villain does not get the same focus fitting her status as other MCU baddies.
Deadpool 2 introduces the time traveling mutant Cable and the luck manipulating mutant Domino. As this dynamic and compatible duo manage to keep the Merc with a Mouth from dying by the end of the movie, their combination of wits and powers could definitely make way for a real X-Force movie (Credit to Artist).
Free Comic Book Day at East Side Mags had Cosplay, special guest appearances and of course free comic books for everyone that came by. I had the privilege of meeting the owner, Jeff Beck, and listen to his take on this glorious day.
Thanos is unlike any other Marvel Cinematic Universe villain we’ve ever seen. This is the first time in the MCU we’ve actually seen the villain win and with this victory, Thanos didn’t become a minimal part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he became the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The founder of Khemfest, Naseed Gifted, wanted to put an event together as a way to give New Jersey and Black culture its own Comic Book Festival. Now in its fourth year, Khemfest is becoming a staple for Black culture in the world of art and comics. I manage to meet with some of the vendors at the festival to get the chance to pick some of their brains.
Whether it was the lack of a story, the over use of CGI, the fact that the villain wasn’t a threat to the League what so ever, or the growing sex allegations against Ben Affleck. Justice League failed to live up to the hype Warner Brothers so desperately wanted to it to be....and now its on DVD!!! Should we care?
Named the #1 movie in the world by Marvel Entertainment, Black Panther is another reminder of just how much Black people can and have achieved. While Black Panther isn’t the first superhero movie with a leading Black superhero (Ex. Blade, Catwoman and Spawn to name a few), it’s still nice to have a Black superhero movie dominate a mostly White genre.
Thor: Ragnarok offers a number of themes to give every movie goer something to talk about whether it’s the incredible fight scenes, emotional family moments, laugh out loud moments between Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo or a story that will leave you researching actual Norse mythology, Thor: Ragnarok will have you talking about it for days on end.
As a child I always loved anything that involved superheroes, especially from Marvel and DC. This would eventually lead to a love for Anime and Manga as well. However, as I was getting older I noticed that was slowly changing. Instead of sitting on the stairs discussing our favorite shows, my friends and I started joining after school activities, going to local hangout spots, some of us even got our first after school job. Eventually my friends and I no longer talked about the latest episodes of shows we watched together. Then came Comic Con NYC!!!
What if I told you that Wonder Woman had a sister? Would you be in shock? Now what if I told you she was brown skinned, brown eyed, black haired, 6 foot, 155 lbs and every bit as strong as Wonder Woman? You would probably fall off the edge of your seat. Well brace yourself because she is and like the Wonder Woman we all know and love, Nubia is every bit of a badass black woman.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 packs a whole lot of action, adventure, laughs, romance, drama and kick ass music courtesy of Star- Lord’s (Chris Pratt) cassette player into a 136-minute film. Therefore, anyone looking for a movie that offers a variety of genres to see this summer, this is the movie to see