Skip to content

Posts

WRITING COMICS: NIGHTHAWK, Part 2: Finding the Villain

August 7, 2019

As I mentioned in my previous post, NIGHTHAWK was my first regular series at Marvel, even though it came out second. I started developing NIGHTHAWK back in May of 2015, but the first issue would not come out until May 25, 2016 – more than a year later. In that time, the series underwent considerable…

Read More

WRITING COMICS: NIGHTHAWK, Part 1

August 5, 2019

NIGHTHAWK was my first series for Marvel, even though it did not come out first. As I was developing NIGHTHAWK, I also got the job writing POWER MAN & IRON FIST, which was given top priority. As a result, NIGHTHAWK went on the back-burner for a while, and came out after POWER MAN & IRON…

Read More

WRITING COMICS: My First Work for Marvel

August 4, 2019

My first gig for Marvel was a short story for Secret Wars: Battleworld #2. Short stories like this are one of the ways Marvel tests out new writers. I was asked to pitch several ideas, and the one they picked was Blade the Vampire Slayer vs. Howard the Duck. This was actually an idea for…

Read More

San Diego Comic Con 2019

July 17, 2019

It’s that time of year again…San Diego Comic Con is this weekend. I hope to see some of you there. Here’s my schedule… THURSDAY, July 18th 11am – noon – Reading and Raising Our Voices: From Comics to Community Organizing. San Diego Central Library 3pm – 4pm – Giving Voice to Independent Creators. Room 28DE…

Read More

History of Black Cinema – SHAFT vs. SWEETBACK

June 13, 2019

For many years there has been a myth surrounding the origins of the classic blaxploitation film Shaft. A long-running story has laid claim to the fact that Shaft had been in development at MGM with a white actor in the lead role, and that Richard Roundtree wasn’t cast until after the success of Sweet Sweetback’s…

Read More

WRITING COMICS: How I Ended Up Writing SHAFT

June 12, 2019

There’s a new SHAFT movie coming out, and it is no big surprise that a lot of people are asking me about it. No, I haven’t seen it. No, I have no interest in seeing it (it’s a comedy, and SHAFT is not supposed to be a comedy). A lot of people have also been…

Read More

In stores now – BITTER ROOT, Volume 1

June 4, 2019

BITTER ROOT, Volume 1 — co-written and co-created by yours truly with Chuck Brown (co-writer) and Sanford Greene (artist) is now in stores. Available at Comic Stores and Book Stores EVERYWHERE. Available digitally on Comixology. Available on Amazon.

Read More

THE LANDLORD – blu-ray review

May 15, 2019

THE LANDLORD 1970 director: Hal Ashby; starring: Beau Bridges, Diana Sands, Lou Gossett, Jr., Pearl Bailey, Marki Bey, Lee Grant Before the blaxploitation revolution kicked off with an explosion in 1971, there were films in the late 1960s and 1970 that helped to lay the groundwork for what was about to come. While many of…

Read More

BITTER ROOT Red Summer Special — in stores July 10, 2019

May 15, 2019

BITTER ROOT Red Summer Special arrives in stores on July 10, 2019. Co-written by myself and Chuck Brown, this 48-page special features art by our artist/co-creator Sanford Greene, as well as an incredible line-up of guests artists. This collection of short stories expands the world of BITTER ROOT, while building up the characters, and bridging…

Read More

BITTER ROOT, Volume 1: Family Business – ON SALE NOW!!!

May 15, 2019

Very happy to announce that BITTER ROOT, Volume One: Family Business is now in stores (and available digitally). Written by Chuck Brown and me, art by Sanford Greene, with colors by Rico Renzi, and letters by Clayton Cowles.

Read More