Tagged: Black Panther

Black Panther Cartoon in Development

Black Panther Cartoon in Development

Spider-Man and the X-Men are almost always on television in one animated form of another. Heck, even iron Man is getting an animated series these days. Can’t we see new characters getting a shot at animated success instead of the same old same old?

Apparently, we can. During BET’s network upfront presentation, it was announced that a Black Panther animated series will debut on the channel in the future.

No information was given as to when we can expect to see the series or what it will be like, but considering Reginald Huldin is BET’s president of entertainment and also the current writer for the Black Panther comic series, the character should be in good hands.

 (via Variety)

Black History Month: Calling the Heroes

Wired.com’s blog recently posted this entry on the Online Museum of Black Superheroes, a Web site that compiles a fairly comprehensive list of black superheroes (as well as non-superhero characters).

The museum, which you can find right here, also contains a lengthy collection of articles on black characters in comics. The articles come from a variety of sources (from the Washington Post to Comic Book Resources) and while they don’t represent an end-all-be-all dissertation on black superheroes, they do offer a wealth of interesting discussion.

Simply reading through the character lists (they’re divided by publisher) offers plenty of opportunities for analysis. For instance, you can separate the characters by when they were introduced and look for trends. One thing I noticed was that while there were disproportionately more male characters than female ones, the division didn’t seem to be any more lopsided than the gender divide among white characters.

The site also documents some of the blatant racism evident in comics with characters such as Whitewash Jones (he appeared in the 1940s war comic Young Allies), and the unintentionally offensive, such as Marvel’s creation of Man Ape (he was a Black Panther villain).

A superhero wedding in St. Louis

A superhero wedding in St. Louis

Look, okay, I knew that when I wrote the first Jewish/Klingon wedding ceremony I knew that very shortly thereafter, some couple was going to use it in their own wedding– it’s just the way we are. So I’m happy to see this:

Congratulations to Jonathan Wagner and Brigitte Flannery.  The happy couple received a Marvel-themed ceremony from the St. Louis Science Center on Friday, July 20. Here’s hoping the Black Panther doesn’t find out that Storm a) married someone else, and b) is white. And let’s not even talk about the Spider-Man clone…

Glyph Awards nominees announced

Rich Watson has announced the nominees in the second annual Glyph Comic Awards, honoring the best in black comics and creators.  The awards ceremony will be held at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) on May 18-19 at Temple University’s Anderson Hall in Philadelphia.  Besides Rich, the other judges will be Johanna Draper Carlson, Pam Noles, Calvin Reid and Hannibal Tabu.

There is one fan-based award for favorite black comic in a poll to be posted at the ECBACC website for the month of March.  Fans can write in their choice or select from the following nominees:

Black Panther: The Bride, Reginald Hudlin, Scot Eaton & Klaus Janson

Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre, Will Pfeifer & Cliff Chiang

Firestorm #28-32, Stuart Moore, Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne

New Avengers #22, Brian Michael Bendis & Leinil Francis Yu

Storm, Eric Jerome Dickey, David Yardin & Lan Medina and Jay Leisten & Sean Parsons