At New York Comic Con, I got to chat with Marvel LIVE! about what makes Nadia “unstoppable”.
Wisp herself gives off a “Kelsey of the Creek” vibe, but of special note is Willow and her family. When the origin story of Rainbow Brite leads with a black girl breaking from her fantasy comic to put her homemade mage hat over her natural hair and argue about Live Action Role Play with her friend, the moment is remarkable in how normal it is. She’s not a sidekick, but a precocious nerd raised by supportive, wryly humorous parents.
By the last page, this comic made for an entertaining prologue to a property that I had little knowledge of. I envy the children who have this book put into their hands — especially once the full story is released and collected. Here’s hoping many more enjoy this re-introduction to Rainbow Brite, and the talents shaping her world.
3.5 out of 5 Fearsome Warrior Ladies
From the review:
My childhood is painted with the colors of Rainbow Brite. She was the hero I needed when I didn’t have a hero I could turn to. She and her friends were my family, and I’ve followed their adventures through thick and thin and have never wavered in my love for them. In fact, I loved her so much that, to this day, there are friends and family who still call me Rainbow Brite. So, when I heard about an all-new ongoing comic book series, I was intrigued but worried.
Then I read it.
Released through Dynamite comics, the series gives Rainbow Brite a chance to be that hero she was for me to a whole new generation of kids and, after reading the first issue, I can honestly say they’re going to love her!Mogan, Kenyth. “RAINBOW BRITE IS THE FEARLESS RAINBOW WARRIOR WE ALL NEED” Rediscover the ’80s. 27 September 2018.
Este cómic es perfecto para todas las edades, con una trama inocua, divertida apoyada de un arte bien definido e inocente, este equipo creativo de Whitley y Williams logran establecer unas buenas bases para llevar esta adaptación de una serie animada a otro nivel.
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Rainbow Brite has gone through more than half a dozen incarnations through the years, but this newest one from Dynamite and a solid bench of creative talents might be one of the better ones. Supported by heartfelt characterization and a genuine wit from Jeremy Whitley and expressively stylish artwork from Brittney Williams and Valentina Pinto, Rainbow Brite #1 is a grounded, but fun new take on the property, one that is brimming with potential. Sure to please long-time Saturday morning TV fans and a whole new generation of readers unfamiliar with her colorful adventures, Rainbow Brite #1 is a well-presented beacon of positivity.Pepose, David. “Best Shots Advance Reviews: RAINBOW BRITE #1, MAN EATERS #1, FRIENDO #1, WASTED SPACE VOL. 1” Newsarama. 25 Sept. 2018
Justin Partridge of Newsarama gives Rainbow Brite #1 8/10. You can read the rest of the review here!
Katy Cartee Haile – the definitive expert in all things Rainbow Brite – and I talk about the upcoming series. Zuri creates some fan art and makes an appearance as well.
Katy (@KatyHaile) is the webmistress of RainbowBrite.net and frequently blogs about Rainbow Brite news on her blog, Brite Wish. She’s also one of the hosts of Alohomora! – a fantastic Harry Potter re-read podcast!
Review of Sea of Thieve #1 from Talking Comics:
The art is gorgeous. The colors help create depth and contrasts for each panel by pulling dark colors to the front, pushing bright yellows to the background. As a result, the horizons last forever, the rooms show great details, even in characters who are in the background. One of Jeremy Whitley’s strengths as a writer is his character work. They all feel distinct, authentic, and clearly defined. His sharp writing style lends to the impact of Rin’s meaness, Alessia’s whileyness, and DeMarco’s whimsicalness. This book is a nice start to a story that could grow into something really fun. I highly recommend picking up The Sea of Thieves.tjaxzi. “Sea of Thieves #1” Talking Comics. 23 March 2018.
I sat down with Keith Chow of Nerds of Color to talk all about Misty and Danny Forever, Princeless, Pirate Princess, and My Little Pony. Our conversation ranges pretty widely, from the projects I’m working on right now to current issues that are being discussed throughout the comics industry.
Keith Chow and I met when I got scheduled to be part of the Nerds of Color: Hard NOC Life panel at Awesome Con in 2015. Keith and I had never met but we instantly hit it off. At the same show he picked up a copy of the “Princeless: The Pirate Princess” and some of my issues of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” for his daughter.
A few months later we bumped into each other at San Diego Comic Con at a fantastic get together put together by Nerds of Color and Black Girl Nerds. We got to chat a little in the midst of the insanity, but then we bumped into each other again at the airport on the way out. We sat down to grab some dinner and talked for so long that I almost missed my flight. I’ve been waiting to have an excuse to get on the Nerds of Color podcast and talk about all the things we had only just had a chance to touch on at the airport. The oncoming release of “Secret Wars: Secret Love” and issue #2 of the “Raven: The Pirate Princess” ongoing series gave us a good opportunity to sit down and talk all about those books and everything else going on with me and with comics as a whole. Enjoy!
Since our conversation Secret Love came out, has now sold out through Diamond Comic Distribution, and is now scheduled for a second printing which Marvel Comics has scheduled for September 30th.
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August 19th saw the launch of my first project with Marvel Comics in “Secret Wars: Secret Love” for which I wrote the story “Misty and Danny Forever”.
The story follows an alternate version of Misty Knight and Danny Rand (aka Iron Fist) in a time where they have decided to settle down and leave their superhero days behind them. But what they discover is that the realities of married life present just as many struggles as the world of mystic kung-fu. It also guest stars several of your and my favorite Heroes For Hire crew including Luke Cage, Colleen Wing, Jessica Jones, and a few younger additions to the team.
The reception to the anthology and to this story in particular has been phenomenal, especially as it pertains to the topic of representation in comics. It addresses questions of race, natural hair, interracial marriage, and characters with disabilities. The early preview we posted on the Black Girl Nerds website got people really excited, so I sat down with Jamie Broadnax of Black Girl Nerds to answer some questions about Misty, Danny, interracial relationships in comic books, and – of course – bantu knots. Check the link and let us know what you think!
Be sure to check out the amazing Black Girl Nerds website and all of the great content they have. Black Girl Nerds is providing some of the most interesting, insightful, and positive commentary on pop culture from a black female perspective. If you don’t know Jamie and the crew, you need to get on that immediately Follow them on twitter at @blackgirlnerds.
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