This Week In Comics [BHM Edition] Ft Marcus Newsome #LightningStrike

We are continuing with our Black Comic Book Creators for our “This week in Comics” Podcast

Our Guest This week is MARCUS NEWSOME

Marcus is a young creator, and is the Creator of Lightning Strike Comic.

Lightning Strike chronicles the story of 17-year-old Marcus Newsome from Compton, California, a city known for its crime and home to some of the most notorious gangs in the country. Never one to succumb to the pressures of his environment but simultaneously feeling trapped within them, Marcus knows that his city is in drastic need of change. But what can he, a mere kid, possibly do to stem the tide of evil he sees everyday? Then, lightning strikes…

His art is expressive and the story is Personal. We are very Excited to have him on.

His Website is

Lightningstrikex.com

He is also online:

INSTAGRAM: @lscomic39
Twitter: @lscomic39
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lightningstrikex/

 

 

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This Week In Comics BHM Edition Ft Alan Clark #Babylon

We are continuing with our Black Comic Book Creators for our “This week in Comics” Podcast

Our Guest This week is ALAN CLARK

Alan is a very Accomplished, as the Creator of the comic line Phantom Electrik where he created Babylon which he calls Sailor Moon on Acid. and The Secret Adventures of Cosmic Death Monkey.

We are Excited to have him on.

His Website is

Phantomelectrik.com

He is also online:

@alan_t_clark on INSTAGRAM..

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Lucas&Moe Vs. Black Lightning EP 5 [And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light] Review

The Lucas&Moe Universe expand to take on the newest CWTV entry #Blacklightning..

Welcome to Lucas&Moe Vs. Black Lightning

Episode Synopsis: An unexpected phone call unearths the long-buried need for Jefferson to investigate the murder of his father. Meanwhile, Annisa wrestles with the fact that her actions have dire consequences. Lastly, Jennifer learns the importance of controlling her temper – in all situations.

Hope you enjoy and don’t forget to check out Lu’s channel:Draw4: The Podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF5Dw8BIM110FKOMHzto55g

Check the website out: https://earth2cc.com/

 

 

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STAR TREK DISCOVERY: WILL YOU TAKE MY HAND?! [GROUP DISCUSSION] THAT ENDING THOUGH!

The crew struggles with Georgiou’s hostile plan to end the war with the Klingons; Bunrham faces painful memories.

Join Moe, Patrick, and Anthony as we talk everything Star Trek Discovery EP15 WILL YOU TAKE MY HAND!!!..

This Discussion will boldly go where none has gone before.

Patrick: http://etxwa.com/contact/ Twitter:@TabletopPHD

Draw Four: The Podcast (Anthony): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF5Dw8BIM110FKOMHzto55g

3BlackGeeks (CJ): http://3blackgeeks.libsyn.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/3BlackGeeks

 

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Into The Badlands is one of AMC’s best shows:

Into the badlands is television series that first aired on AMC in november 2015. The show is created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar both of which created the widely popular CW series Smallville. Into the badlands is an apocalyptic action, drama, adventure type story and has been praised by not just fans but by a wide number of critics as well. Into The Badlands is a series that is unlike anything else on television currently and does a great job in being a show that is based heavily on martial arts, something that is not shown a lot today.

I’ve been a fan of this series from the start. One of the reasons why is because of how original the show is in how it creates its world and how it makes the use martial arts essential to its story. In this article I’ll be explaining why I think Into the badlands is not only a great show, but also why everyone should be watching it, and should catch up before season 3 starts in April.

The Badlands:
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 The premise of the show takes place in an apocalyptic world that is about 400 to 500 years in the future. In this world civilization has fallen apart over the years and become for the most part violent and deadly. Guns as a whole has been banned from most regions forcing people to revert to martial arts as a means for survival. The show takes place in a region called the badlands and is ruled by feudal lords known as Barons who each are in charge with keeping balance amongst the people in the badlands and maintaining peace at all costs. Each baron is in charge of either oil, opium, weapons, and food. To protect their interests each baron is known to have a military force known as clippers that do and say whatever a baron wants at anytime. Each Baron has a regent which is known as their right hand and their strongest clipper amongst their force. Some of the clippers are known to take up young children as their cogs who are known as their students in training to become clippers.
The Characters:
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   The characters in the show each have their own story and have a reason as to why they are in the badlands or trying to survive the badlands. Some of the characters are:
Sunny: 
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   Sunny played by Daniel Wu, is the main character in Into The Badlands and is revealed to be the best clipper in the badlands. He is the most feared and for the beginning of the first season is known to be the most loyal to his baron. In the show, Sunny is revealed to have a love interest named Veil played by Madeline Mantock who is later shown to be pregnant which causes Sunny to have a different outlook to the world and causes him to commit actions that  slowly challenge his loyalty to his baron. Sunny realizes he does not want to raise his family in the badlands and chooses to make the decision of leaving the badlands to give his child the chance of a better life.
Veil:
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    Veil played by Madeline Mantock is a doctor in the badlands and is Sunny’s love interest and pregnant with Sunny’s unborn child. Quinn found Veil as a baby and allowed the doctors that helped delivered his son to adopt her as their own. Veil is the heart of the series and brings out the best in Sunny. She is constantly trying to show him a different approach to life than the one he’s grown to know since a child. Veil’s strength comes from being able to stay true to her morals in a world where morals almost no longer exist and is also in the end, Sunny’s inner strength. She is honest, strong, and caring and is willing to do whatever it takes to protect the ones she cares about no matter the cost.
M.K. 
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   M.K. played by Aramis Knight, is a young boy introduced early in the series, and eventually comes into contact with Sunny. M.K. is revealed to be from a paradise region beyond the badlands known as Azra which many believes to be a folklore that’s not real. Early on in the series, M.K. is shown to have a hidden dark ability that causes him to blackout. Sunny takes notice of M.K.’s powers and decides to train him as his cog in return of  M.K. helping him leave the badlands and find Azra.
Quinn:
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   Quinn played by Martin Csokas is known as the most powerful baron in the Badlands and his regent is known to be the best clipper in the Badlands which is Sunny. Quinn is known to be a ruthless ruler amongst his own people and throughout the Badlands, and in the end cares about nothing more than power. Quinn adopted Sunny as a young boy and trained sunny to be the best that he is known to be. Quinn is someone that believes power is not something inherited by bloodlines but instead believes true strength comes from taking power from others.
Lydia:
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   Orla Brady plays Lydia who is Quinn’s wife and mother to Ryder. Lydia is loyal to Quinn more than even Sunny and constantly supports him and his actions, but isn’t blinded by her love for Quinn either. Lydia stands by Quinn but tries her best to raise Ryder to be a different man than his father in hopes that he becomes a better baron his father.
Ryder: 
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  Oliver Starkk plays Quinn’s son Ryder and is not necessarily favored by his father. Ryder’s need to be acknowledged by his father causes Ryder to be rash and jump into action while also trying to be ruthless like his father which causes a lot of trouble for himself and Quinn in the end. He does his best to prove to his father than he can become a better baron than him, and tries his best to gain his father’s approval.
The Widow:
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  The Widow played by Emily Beecham, is essentially the anti-hero of the series and is revealed to be a baron. Other barons are shown to not take her seriously due to her taking the power from her deceased husband. The Widow plays off as a mysterious figure for the beginning of the series, and wants to rule the badlands due to her own reasons and not agreeing with how the badlands has been handled so far. She is known as a mentor and mother figure to her clippers known as butterflies and is known to be extremely protective of them.
Tilda:
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   Tilda is played by Ally Ioannides and is known as The Widow’s regent and most trusted ally amongst the butterflies. Tilda looks up to The Widow as more of a mother figure and mentor. Tilda suffers from a tragic past and was saved and taken in as a daughter by the Widow. Tilda similar to sunny is fiercely loyal to her baron and does her best to become the best regent she can be and to always stand by the Widow’s side no matter what, until she runs into M.K. who she grows a liking too throughout the series.
The Choreography: 
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 The choreography like I mentioned before is unlike most television shows today, and  Stephen Fung  who is most known for his work on Enter The Phoenix, House Of Fury, and the Sony Pictures drama film Jump, Huen Chiu Ku also known as Master Dee Dee are one of the many people responsible for brining the action scenes in this show to life. The fight scenes on the show for each episode is shown to be unique from each other based on the environment, and each character is shown to have their own unique style that blends with their personality. The show also has a fight camp that the cast members themselves  attend before each season is filmed in order to get into shape for the action scenes.
Overall:
Overall, the show is one of AMC’s best shows because of the great characters in it, the great visuals it is able to pull off, and most importantly the fantastic action scenes it creates as well. I love this show and have been a fan for a while now. I recommend everyone check it out. I doubt you will be disappointed. The first season is already on Netflix along with the second season appearing on there soon. Season 3 premieres April 22nd on AMC. I hope everyone enjoyed this article. It was a lot of fun to write, and definitely give the show and chance and check it out.
Here’s a link to the trailers for season 1 and 2 below:
If you want to know more about the show check out the link below:
 http://www.amc.com/shows/into-the-badlands

FlashPoint: DC’s Next Best Film

Last month news broke out from Variety  that announced  John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein directors for the upcoming film Game Night and who also worked together on the screenplay for Spider-Man:Homecoming, will be taking on the role as directors for the long awaited DC film Flashpoint! 

Now when this news broke out many people reacted differently, and for the most part many of the fans were shocked by the news. Reasoning for why some fans were shocked is because both John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were known to have worked on another superhero film Spider-Man:Homecoming, and for the most part a lot of DC fans felt uneasy by the news mainly because they felt the recent spider-man film was more of a comedy than a superhero film. With Flashpoint being wildly known for being one of DC’s darkest stories in history, some can understand why some fans felt uneasy. Others were happy at the fact that the upcoming Flash film finally had a director period, and that too is also understandable.

Now instead of giving you a whole article about how I feel about John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein taking on the helm as directors for Flashpoint, I’m instead going to give you my thoughts on why I think Flashpoint could be DC’s next best film and what can be done to make that possible.

The story does not need to be exactly like the comic book:

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Now usually when a beloved comic book story is being made into a film, fans tend to get worried and lash out sometimes because they’re afraid that the movie might not be exactly like the story they read as a child and in all honesty I think it is great thing that, for Flashpoint to not end up exactly like the comic book storyline, but to instead take inspiration from it, and create something new and inviting to both old fans and new.

If films were exactly like the stories we read in books, then there wouldn’t really be a point in seeing the film, because as a fan you probably will know what is going to happen which might ruin the surprise factors for the film. On top of that, studios will have trouble grabbing the attention of people who don’t know anything about the source material and don’t gravitate to the original stories in the book. Giving original content can a lot of the times open opportunities for new and amazing stories to be told. And I think that’s what this film needs to do which is, be different and be its own thing entirely while taking inspiration from past stories.

Fantastic introduction for Reverse Flash: 

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In the flashpoint comic book storyline, Reverse Flash is eventually revealed to be the villain, but has already shown to have come into contact with barry once before already. Something Flashpoint can do is set up its storyline different from the comics where instead of barry allen being the cause of flashpoint, we can have professor zoom be the cause instead. We can have barry thrust into a new reality due to reverse flash and have him play the mystery figure that is tipping things out of balance, and it later could be revealed in the third act that not only does other speedsters exist besides barry, but the reason reverse flash takes on these actions is because he comes from the future to ensure he becomes the one and only flash by erasing barry’s present reality forcing barry to race against time to stop him before the changes become permanent.

I think this idea works because not only does it surprise fans who are familiar with the graphic novel, but it can also cause an interest in the audience to want to know more about the other speedsters, the speed force, and barry allen’s world as a whole as well.

The True Flash:

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In the graphic novel storyline, Barry Allen is already shown to many viewers to have already taken on the mantle as The Flash. This film can have Ezra Miller’s barry allen continue from the young student he was in Justice League, to eventually transforming into the barry allen that becomes more understanding of his powers, and more aware of why his abilities need to be taken seriously to prevent certain situations from happening such as the one reverse flash causes in this film. Seeing Ezra’s Flash being introduced into a new reality while taken on a villain who has the same abilities as him for the first time, can come off as a surprise to the audience and seeing how he deals with all these ramifications could allow for a student becoming a master sort of story, that I think can be really cool.

Last thoughts:

I think the two directors helming this film can pull off something amazing, and really give both new and old fans a movie that can have a serious tone to it similar to Inception or Looper, but also have fun elements added to it as well. I’m not familiar with all of the work done by both John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, but I did enjoy what they did with Spider-Man:Homecoming, and their recent film Game Night is also said to possibly be one of the reasons as to why Warner Brothers approached them in the first place, because of the serious film it was along with fun elements mixed with it. I hope you all enjoyed this article. I thought with the recent news that came out today from collider, discussing this film and the possibilities that can come with it would be a cool idea to do. Let me know what you think about the recent news circling this film. Have a great day everyone!

If you want to read up on more of the recent news concerning the Flashpoint film check out the links below:

Warner Brothers announces directors for Flashpoint: https://www.google.com/amp/variety.com/2018/film/news/flash-movie-directors-john-francis-daley-jonathan-goldstein-1202665854/amp/

Flash directors reveal how they landed the job: http://collider.com/flashpoint-directors-explained-john-francis-daley-jonathan-goldstein/

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