Action comics Archive

  • So I have been following the Static Shock buzz since I heard of it’s relaunch in the DCnU. I had high hopes and all that yadda, yadda, yadda……I was so wanting it to succeed that I bought the books even when the writing bothered me and even when I had problems with the storytelling, I soldiered on and hoped for the best…..wasn’t the first time I waited for a comic to get good. I figured they would change writers and believe in the book as much as the fans would….well they got a new writer but it was too little too late…. John Rozum the initial writer explained why he left the book, I expected his response to be a bit bitter and venomous….and honestly he […]

    Scott McDaniel: “Why Static Failed”

    So I have been following the Static Shock buzz since I heard of it’s relaunch in the DCnU. I had high hopes and all that yadda, yadda, yadda……I was so wanting it to succeed that I bought the books even when the writing bothered me and even when I had problems with the storytelling, I soldiered on and hoped for the best…..wasn’t the first time I waited for a comic to get good. I figured they would change writers and believe in the book as much as the fans would….well they got a new writer but it was too little too late…. John Rozum the initial writer explained why he left the book, I expected his response to be a bit bitter and venomous….and honestly he […]

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  • So the 60’s and 70’s come along and there are a lot of books that make social commentary, which is no big shocker because many comics, since they have been around, have made some sort of social commentary or another about something, whether it was war, poverty or whatever….it seemed the best was done through Marvel comics but then DC released in Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #106 “I Am Curious Black”. In it, Lois does a story on….get this….”Little Africa”, in Metropolis and the black folks are so distrusting of white people ,that they won’t even speak to her. She is also berated by a black man holding a “street meeting” for other black folks. Then in an attempt to “connect” with […]

    THEY REALLY MADE THAT INTO A COMIC: I Am Curious Black

    So the 60’s and 70’s come along and there are a lot of books that make social commentary, which is no big shocker because many comics, since they have been around, have made some sort of social commentary or another about something, whether it was war, poverty or whatever….it seemed the best was done through Marvel comics but then DC released in Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #106 “I Am Curious Black”. In it, Lois does a story on….get this….”Little Africa”, in Metropolis and the black folks are so distrusting of white people ,that they won’t even speak to her. She is also berated by a black man holding a “street meeting” for other black folks. Then in an attempt to “connect” with […]

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