Fabian Wood

Who Is: Lando Calrissian

Rogue, entrepreneur, gambler, grifter, and playboy, are all apt descriptions of one Landonis Balthazar Calrissian III, or just “Lando.” Lando is an old friend of the maverick pilot Han Solo and was even the previous owner of the iconic starship the Millennium Falcon until he lost it in a bet to Solo. Billy Dee Willians as Lando Calrissian III We were introduced to the suave Lando in Episode V –...

Fabian Wood

Fabian Wood

Hailing from the eastern-most Caribbean island of Barbados, Fabian Wood has long since been fascinated by the power of storytelling to inspire and invoke emotions – whether in film, comics or videogames. No longer content to be just an avid comic book reader and videogamer, he’s eager to exercise his literary acumen as an aspiring writer and reviewer.
Who Is: DOLORES (KoF XV)

Who Is: DOLORES (KoF XV)

The latest entry in the long-running fighting game franchise “King of Fighters” (KOF) has recently hit all major consoles. And with the release of “KoF XV” come three new characters to the massive roster of 3-on-3 international martial artists and pugilists. One of...

Top 10 Black Cartoon Characters

Top 10 Black Cartoon Characters

While diversity in many shows today, live-action or animated, is quite commonplace, African and African-American representation in cartoons for a quarter of a century was still quite sparse until recently. Few programs sought to address or represent the lack of...

Top 10 Most Powerful Black Characters in Comics

Top 10 Most Powerful Black Characters in Comics

With power levels off the chart, the Black characters on this list are some of the most powerful – if not the most powerful – beings in their respective universe. Whether it takes a cavalcade of characters or an uncanny McGuffin to beat, these ultra-tier entities...

Beyond Publishing – A Caribbean Milestone

Beyond Publishing – A Caribbean Milestone

Founded in 2011 on the sunbathed tropical island of Barbados, Beyond Publishing Caribbean was created by a coalition of passionate Caribbean artists and writers, themselves fans of comics, movies, anime, and books. It was established to be a platform for local and...

The Changing Tide – The Importance of Legacy Characters

The Changing Tide – The Importance of Legacy Characters

DC Comics has recently announced that Jackson Hyde (aka Kaldur’ahm) will graduate from his status as the current “Aqualad” to that of fully fledged “Aquaman” in the aptly titled upcoming six-issue mini-series “Aquaman: The Becoming” this September; written by Brandon...

Review-‘Love, Death & Robots’ : Season 2

Review-‘Love, Death & Robots’ : Season 2

After watching the first season of Love, Death & Robots, I was enthralled by the diversity of animation styles, selection of genres, and innovative stories that made up a cornucopia of enjoyable and entertaining vignettes. It offered so many memorable moments and...

Black Lightning Season 4 – Book of Reconstruction

Black Lightning Season 4 – Book of Reconstruction

Set one year after the events of last season, the police state created by the corrupt ASA, the Markovia debacle, and the green light babies/meta-human subplot have all petered out and become just a memory. Aptly dubbed “Book of Reconstruction”, the first four episodes...

Review: Future State- The Next Batman #3

Review: Future State- The Next Batman #3

Writer: John Ridley Artist: Laura Braga Colorist: Arif Prianto Publisher: DC Comics Picking up right where we left off, our nascent Dark Knight winds up the shepherd for the murdering couple from the previous issue, not after quickly dispensing with a dogged,...

REVIEW: The Other History of the DC Universe #2

REVIEW: The Other History of the DC Universe #2

The Other History of the DC Universe #2 Writer: John Ridley Pencils: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Inks: Andrea Cucchi Colors: Jose Villarrubia Letters: Steve Wands Publisher: DC Comics Issue #2 focuses on Malcolm “Mal” Duncan and Karen Beecher-Duncan, an African-American...

Review: Future State- The Next Batman #2

Review: Future State- The Next Batman #2

Writer: John Ridley Artist: Laura Braga Publisher: DC Comics I am pleased to report that issue #2 seems to have right the wrongs of the debut issue in virtually every way. It opens up like something you would expect from a “Year One” or “Year Two” graphic novel....

Review: Future State- Green Lantern

Review: Future State- Green Lantern

Publisher: DC Comics The biggest problem with the “Green Lantern” mythos overall is that they just have too many concurrent members. At last count there are nine active human Green Lanterns. As such, unless you are in the Hal Jordan or John Stewart fan club, odds are...

Review: Future State- The Next Batman #1

Review: Future State- The Next Batman #1

Future State: The Next Batman Written by: John Ridley Art: Nick Derington Color: Tamra Bonvillain Publisher: DC Comics As previously addressed in my article “The Black Knight Rises”, there have been a few Black men (and just recently one woman for Batwoman) who have...

REVIEW: The Other History of the DC Universe #1

REVIEW: The Other History of the DC Universe #1

The Other History of the DC Universe #1 Writer: John Ridley Pencils/ Inks/ Colors: Alex Dos Diaz Letters: Steve Wands Publisher: DC Comics Written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall, American Crime) with art courtesy of...

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