Best of the 2010s: Everything Else

NerdyPoC’s Best of the 2010s series comes to a close! Thank you for joining us on this walk down the decade's memory lane. This is our fourth and final installment of our Best of the 2010s series: everything else, a compilation of books, anime, comics, music, and pop culture. If you missed the rest of…

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Character of Colour: Shuri | Black Panther

Today's Character of Colour of the Day is none other than the smartest in the MCU, Princess Shuri of Wakanda! Anything Bruce Banner or Tony Stark did, Shuri did better, and there's nothing you can do but stan. In the movies, Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, is an 18-year-old genius who runs the R&D (Research…

Young Justice Introduces Gender Non-Conforming Character

  ***SPOILER WARNING***   Young Justice is back with the second half of the highly-anticipated season 3. On July 2nd, three new episodes were released on the DC Universe streaming app, with the first new episode revealing that Halo, a new character introduced at the beginning of the season, identifies as gender non-conforming.    In…

Star Wars is Gay! 7 Canonically Queer and Non-Binary Characters You Might Not Know About

It’s not really a secret that on-screen representation in the live-action Star Wars films is lacklustre, to say the least. To start, I’d like to point out that the five main female protagonists of the trilogies and anthology films have all been cis, white brunettes. And while some progress has been made regarding male representation,…

Judo Flip! Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks Are Back

It’s time to dust off your Black Power Gloves and Thugnificent mixtapes, because Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks is coming back for a brand new show. On Wednesday,  Variety reported that Sony Pictures Animation was working on a “reimagining” of the satirical cartoon, scheduled to be released in 2020. Many fans were hesitant upon hearing about…

Sit down with X-Men Actor Kodi Smit-Mcphee (Nightcrawler)

Last month I got the chance to speak briefly with Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee who plays Nightcrawler in the X-Men franchise. He will be reprising his role for Dark Phoenix, which premieres globally on June 7. Check it out below! Bea: Hi Kodi, thank you so much for talking to us. I'm actually a huge…

Why Milestone Comics’ Revival Matters

By: Lorenzo Simpson Source: The Microscopic Giant It was announced at this year’s New York Comic-Con that the comics department of Milestone Media, the labor of love of Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan and several others, would be revived in Spring 2018. This return of their original characters as well as the introduction of several new heroes marks a…

What Static Shock Meant To Me As a Young Black Boy

Nostalgia aside, looking back on the 90’s and early 2000’s, it is easy to argue that it was a golden era for animated series, particularly for comic book fans. Some of the best comic book adapted cartoons ever produced came during this time. The D.C animated universe of the 90’s gave us Batman and Superman animated series, two of…

Red-Head Lives Matter

Anna Diop/Starfire If you haven’t heard, there’s been a recent casting in the DC live action series Titans with Anna Diop (known for 24: Legacy) being cast as Koriand’r, also known as Starfire. Starfire is an alien princess from a warrior planet with orange skin and vibrant red hair. Titans will be written by Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery), Geoff…

Blade: Where It All Started

Source In the 21st century, comic book related movies and tv shows have become arguably the most commercially successful forms of entertainment media. Year after year, comic book movies are released and outgross majoritiy of films from other genres. Graphic novels are no longer considered something that unpopular geeks and outcasts indulged in; they’ve become…