Superhero Toy Event – NYC Children’s Hospital

One year ago, The Farooqi Bros teamed up with the Black Panther Challenge to take 400 kids from an underserved area in Bronx, NY to see Black Panther. Raising $5000 thanks to all of your support and help, the event was a success. Today, we are launching our next project. Working with NewYork–Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital,…

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The Importance of Family in the DCEU

“But somewhere out there you have another father too, who gave you another name. And he sent you here for a reason, Clark. And even if it takes you the rest of your life, you owe it to yourself to find out what that reason is” Jonathan Kent Over the years, comic books have provided…

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The Brilliance of Black Panther – One Year Later

Directed by Ryan Coogler, 2018’s Black Panther became an immediate cultural icon. Met with a strong critical reception and earning over 1.3 billion at the box office, Black Panther became a household name for audiences. A gem for both comic book fans and general audiences alike, the film was praised for its strong writing, powerful…

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Forgotten Greats of 2018: You Were Never Really Here and Leave No Trace

At first glance, You Were Never Really Here and Leave No Trace are two completely different films. A violent psychological thriller versus a quiet drama, two opposing genres that both end up being character studies on the featured protagonists. In You Were Never Really Here, Joaquin Phoenix plays a suicidal hitman who recuses young girls…

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Black Widow #2 (of 5) – Review

Black Widow #2 Written by Sylvia Soska, Jen SoskaArt by Flaviano Armentaro Published by MarvelRelease Date: February 20th, 2019 Natasha Romanoff was an ex-KGB assassin, ex agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and at times, an Avenger. Then, during Marvel’s Secret Empire event, she was murdered by an evil version of Steve Rogers, Captain America – Hydra’s very own…

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The Hero’s Burden: Why I Love Zack Snyder’s Superhero Films

GUEST-Thamsanqa Jantjies. For years comic book heroes have been portrayed as perfect individuals, possessing all the ideal virtues of bravery, valor, kindness, wisdom, and selflessness. These larger-than-life characters are incorruptible and serve justice to all people from all walks of life. For generations, fans have always loved to see these heroes because they show us…

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A True Masterpiece – Man and Superman #1 – Review

Man and Superman #1 Written by Marv WolfmanArt by Claudio CastelliniPublished by DC ComicsRelease Date: February 6th, 2019 Flashback a decade, DC was in early discussions to reboot their comic line with the New 52 and the comic industry was in the middle of a rebirth. In the shuffle, DC cancelled a story – Man and…

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Alita: Battle Angel – Review

Alita: Battle Angel is a solid sci-fi manga adaptation that respects the source material while delivering on a streamlined action-packed experience. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz and Mahershala Ali, Alita: Battle Angel is tells the story of Alita, a cyborg with not memories of her biological past and greater destiny.…

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A Look Back at The Misguided Criticism of Starfire

Guest Article- De’Areyes Bryant 2018 was a phenomenal year for black nerds (blerds) and African-Americans alike: we witnessed Black Panther gain more success than most solo superhero films ever dream of, and with it came especially the emphasis of Black Women’s roles in comics and the African dysphoria. We also witnessed the story of Miles Morales,…

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