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Super. Black. combs through the history of pop culture characters; seeking out awesome and terrible examples of representation for your enjoyment. Join Carl and Dan as they explore the multiverse of Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Image, Independent comics, TV, and Film for Powerful Characters of Color!

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Super. Black. combs through the history of pop culture characters; seeking out awesome and terrible examples of representation for your enjoyment. Join Carl and Dan as they explore the multiverse of Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Image, Independent comics, TV, and Film for Powerful Characters of Color!

    The Terrifics Vol 1

    The Terrifics Vol 1

    The Terrific Trio (Plus One)







    The Terrifics Vol 1 is our focus in this episode. A crazy team-up between Mr. Terrific(The third smartest person in the world), Phantom Girl, Metamorpho, and Plastic Man. DC’s version of the Fantastic Four. Lucky for you wonderful listeners, Dan and I don’t see eye to eye on the quality of this series. Conflict! Drama! Excitement!







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    We are here to entertain and kick-off conversations. We can’t do that without you. Tell a friend. Tell 5 friends. Maybe 6? I don’t want to limit you, tell as many friends as you like. Rate and subscribe on iTunes. We are on Spotify. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and reach out if you have anything you’d like us to cover. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitch as well, where we stream video games with black leads. Fun!

    • 37 min
    Skyward Vol 1

    Skyward Vol 1

    Image Comics brings us Skyward Vol 1 for today’s episode. Join us as we discuss this unique coming-of-age story of Willa Fowler. he girl who owns the sky.







    Skyward Vol 1 Sidebar







    After you listen to the episode, that a look at these images and let us knof if he resembles Carl.















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    We are here to entertain and kick-off conversations. We can’t do that without you. Tell a friend. Tell 5 friends. Maybe 6? I don’t want to limit you, tell as many friends as you like. Rate and subscribe on iTunes. We are on Spotify. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and reach out if you have anything you’d like us to cover. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitch as well, where we stream video games with black leads. Fun!

    • 29 min
    Outer Darkness Vol 1

    Outer Darkness Vol 1

    Super. Black. Reads.







    That has a nice ring to it, right?







    Today’s episode centers around space horror comic series Outer Darkness. Both Volume one and two are on sale now. Pick up Vol 1 and listen to our thoughts on today’s show.

    • 33 min
    Bitter Root Vol 1 Episode

    Bitter Root Vol 1 Episode

    Ford doesn’t play around when it comes to Jinoo







    Bitter Root Vol 1 is the focus of this episode of Super. Black. Pick it up, read along and join us as we share our thoughts on this monster-hunting series.







    Not familiar with the book. Check out the series description:







    Once known as the greatest monster hunters of all time, the Sangerye family specialized in curing the souls of those infected by hate. But those days are fading. A terrible tragedy has claimed most of the family, leaving the surviving cousins divided between the desire to cure monsters or to kill them. Now, though, there’s a new breed of monster loose on the streets of Harlem, and the Sangerye family must either come together or watch the human race fall to untold evil.







    Via Image Comics







    Written by David F. Walker and Chuck Brown with art by Sanford Greene.







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    A character sketch by our very own Dan O’Brien







    We are here to entertain and kick-off conversations. We can’t do that without you. Tell a friend. Tell 5 friends. Maybe 6? I don’t want to limit you, tell as many friends as you like. Rate and subscribe on iTunes. We are on Spotify. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and reach out if you have anything you’d like us to cover.

    • 29 min
    Vagrant Queen Vol 1

    Vagrant Queen Vol 1

    We kick off our new season of Super. Black. with Vagrant Queen Vol 1. It has a new SyFy series coming March 27th, 2020 so let’s dissect the graphic novel.







    Join Carl and Dan as they recount their time with Vagrant Queen Vol 1 and their takeaway from this independent comic’s success.







    A retrospective on Vagrant Queen Vol 1







    Liquor makes things complicated







    Read this section after you listen to the episode. I can’t stop you from reading ahead so spoilers for our thoughts on the book ahead.







    I went back and attempted to finish Vagrant Queen Vol 1 after Dan and I recorded and I ended up skimming through it pretty hard. The same issues we covered during the episode persisted and left me feeling uninterested all over again. There’s a mind-control device in play and Elida is the scion of a tyrannical group of power-hungry rulers.







    I feel woefully disconnected from the story. I missed a huge chunk of the story while trying to keep up. Which is partly my fault. Mostly my fault? The SyFy series aims to bring this galaxy to life. I remain interested in where the live-action version will take the series.











    Catch Vagrant Queen on SyFy March 27th







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    This is my angry face when people don’t engage in healthy conversation…







    We are here to entertain and kick-off conversations. We can’t do that without you. Tell a friend. Tell 5 friends. Maybe 6? I don’t want to limit you, tell as many friends as you like. Rate and subscribe on iTunes. We are on Spotify. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and reach out if you have anything you’d like us to cover.

    • 28 min
    New Super. Black. Podcast Season Kickoff Episode

    New Super. Black. Podcast Season Kickoff Episode

    There is a new season of Super. Black. coming! We took quite a long time off (a year and a few weeks to be exact) but we are recommitted to providing our longtime fans and newcomers with the good stuff.







    Now, the good stuff has changed a little. Give the kickoff episode a listen and learn what we are changing, improving and keeping the same. Truthfully, it’s not a whole lot but we wanted to do our part to keep spirits up and keep folks connected. We can do that via our podcast, along with a few other avenues.







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    We are here to entertain and kick-off conversations. We can’t do that without you. Tell a friend. Tell 5 friends. Maybe 6? I don’t want to limit you, tell as many friends as you like. Rate and subscribe on iTunes. We are on Spotify. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and reach out if you have anything you’d like us to cover. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitch as well, where we stream video games with black leads. Fun!

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