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We’ve covered 7 not Black, but totally Black characters before, but this is in audio form! We have new entries, long rants about a certain pop star, and quiet mumblings as I contemplate why I even mention certain things. This episode has it all! Let me know if there are any characters I missed, and […] The post 7 Totally Black Characters in pop cul…
 
Whether you like it or not, using Black as a superhero adjective is a thing in pop culture. Prominent heroes like Black Lightning or Black Mariah, down to lesser-known heroes like Viking The Black, suffer from this legacy stereotype. In some cases, like Black Panther, there is a story element defining the name choice. In […] The post Black as a Sup…
 
Today we delve into the second most famous Green Lantern, John Stewart. Hal Jordan holds the top spot in most comic book enthusiasts’ minds. John Stewart, however, introduced the world of the Green Lanterns to an entire generation of TV-watching comic book nerds. The Justice League Animated Series featured Mr. Stewart prominently as Sector 2814’s G…
 
With the video game Gotham Knights on the horizon (as of this writing/recording) it was fitting to tackle the super-powered Bat-family member Duke Thomas a.k.a “The Signal”. Armed with photo-centric powers, Duke can light up the scene or bathe his enemies in darkness. Duke Thomas The Signal Like, subscribe, and tell a friend about the […] The post …
 
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! […] The post The Terrifics Vo…
 
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. TODAY’S P.C.O.C.: CAPTAIN JOSHUA RIGGS Cantacurous Captain of the Starship Charon, Joshua Riggs. […] The post Outer Darkne…
 
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 […] The post Bitter Root Vol 1 Episode ap…
 
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 […] The post Vagrant Queen Vol 1 appeared first …
 
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 […] The post New Super. Black. Podcast Season Kickoff Episode appea…
 
Meet Floyd Araia. The newest addition to Streets of Rage 4. He’s a beefy boy ready for an alleyway brawl. Floyd also happens to have both arms adorned in powerful metal. He joins a long lineage of super black folks who have optionally (or forcibly) swapped flesh for an alloy. Black characters with metal arms […] The post Black characters with metal…
 
One wrestling episode down, now let’s talk about Black Wrestlers in the Royal Rumble. Following our last wrestling outing, Darren and newcomer Adam join Carl in this episode. We all watched WWE’s annual over the top rope extravaganza, The Royal Rumble. We all noticed the same things. First, that show is way too long. Second, […] The post Black Wres…
 
We have a complex relationship with black WWE tag teams. We certainly love seeing black wrestlers put on a good show. However, some of their gimmicks are problematic. Today we are joined by wrestle buddy Darren Emmanuel. He’s come through to educate us on the origins of a few selected WWE Tag Teams. In our […] The post Black WWE Tag Teams appeared …
 
With the release of WandaVision on Disney Plus, I thought it would be nice to highlight Agent Rambeau on Super. Black. once again. The S.W.O.R.D agent has deep roots in the Marvel Universe. I know what you are thinking, since she is in WandaVision, does Monica Rambeau become a superhero? The answer is a resounding […] The post Monica Rambeau Episod…
 
Super. Black. went out and saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. We ventured to the theaters separately and have convened to gush about our experience watching this gorgeous animated film. Listen to the two of us dish on our feelings on Miles Morales and the Spider-People. Support the Super. Black. Platform We are here to entertain […] The post Sp…
 
Miles Morales is swinging into everything in 2018, and that’s a great thing. Join Carl and Dan as we go over the history of Miles, design our own Ultimate Spider-Man costumes for Mr. Morales and give a shout to Jake Johnson’s Peter Parker voice over. Miles Morales as Spider-Man in Into The Spiderverse SPIDER-MAN: INTO […] The post Miles Morales Epi…
 
In this edition of Super. Black., Dan and Carl get back in the creative saddle with a full Forge episode. We unpack and concept a new character known as The Soul Soldier. The premise is a 70’s soul singer and his literal band of misfits moonlight as spirit warriors. While some of the best material is left […] The post The Soul Soldier Episode appea…
 
The Black Panther Movie has made a lot of waves around the world. The film has reached Avatar levels of success in a very short period of time. A brand like Super. Black. demands that I watch this movie the moment it hits theaters. Anyone would rightfully think we would have covered this cultural phenomenon a […] The post Black Panther Movie Episod…
 
Today’s episode is our Black Lightning Review. It features Carl stammering and stumbling through his thoughts of Black Lightning. All while Dan sits quietly and waits for Carl’s inevitable mental breakdown. Enjoy the episode and read up on our thoughts on the costume posted early last year. +++ Posted: 5/23/17 The first trailer was released and […]…
 
After a long day or recording, Carl and Dan sat down to speak a little nerd to one another. This episode, we craft a new super team to join the Kingsmen and Statesmen in the Kingsmen 2 Universe. After Watching Kingsmen 2 and thoroughly enjoying it, I found myself wondering what a group from Africa […] The post The Plainsmen Episode appeared first o…
 
Why are the Black DC characters getting the short end of the stick? Black DC characters as Alternate Skins in Injustice 2 The Injustice 2 Alternate Skins can breathe new life into your beloved fighters. The first thing I did after booting up the game was swap out Supergirl for Powergirl. As a fan of Powergirl, […] The post Black DC characters as Al…
 
The Carnival Prince Release Date here! The Carnival Prince release date has arrived! Dan O’Brien is ready to release his passion project, The Carnival Prince When The Robber Calls. View the announcement video above. The Carnival Prince releases December 5th, 2017! We (and by we, I mean me) interviewed Dan about his upcoming book in […] The post The…
 
Welcome to Super. Black. We have returned from our trip to New York Comic Con! Lend us your ears for a few minutes as we converse about all the sights and sounds of the Jacob Javits Center. We saw so many impressive cosplayers. The creativity and ingenuity of these super fans can never be overstated. […] The post New York Comic Con 2017 appeared fi…
 
Black Ranger: Zack Taylor MASTODON! The war cry of the Hip Hopkiedo master Zack Taylor. Zack is the progenitor of the Black Ranger mantle. He is one-fifth of the color-coded warrior children, The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. This episode of Super. Black. focuses on the dance-fighter turned space sentinel of the popular 90’s children’s cartoon The…
 
In this installment of Super. Black. Dan and Carl join Ghost Rider in his souped-up 1969 Dodge Challenger, set it ablaze and ride it straight to hell. In this episode we cover Robbie Reyes’ powers, his specific Spirit of Vengeance, his ride and his flame-retardant HELLmet (more puns). 13:22 – The Forge: Hitodama Ghost Rider […] The post Ghost Rider…
 
Blackification of Established Characters Captain America V Iron Man V The Rocketeer(?) On this episode of Super. Black. Joining the show today, by my good buddy and fellow Berd Daniel O’Brien. We sat down to discuss the Blackification of popular characters. The overall question being, do these changes feel forced? Sam Wilson (Captain America, forme…
 
Jefferson Twilight: Blackula Hunter Man, I specialize in hunting black vampires, I don’t know what the P.C. name for that is! Jefferson Twilight Introducing Jefferson Twilight, one of the most original derivative characters ever conceived. You can find him on one of the finest animated shows ever made, Venture Bros. There is no shortage of […] The …
 
Vixen, in the flesh. The animal flesh Yup, that title is corny, but it hits a lot of SEO parameters. Sometimes your writing has to make sacrifices. Sacrifices for Vixen (more SEO). This installment of Super. Black. features the untamed DC superhero known as Vixen. Mari Jiwe Macabe is DC’s newest transplant to the solo realm of […] The post Vixen: T…
 
Video Game Characters in shocking Cinemaphonic Technocolor (brown)! Welcome to the last installment of this year-spanning podcast, the Top 6 traits of a black video game character. It has been a long, stereotypical road but we have finally made it. Let’s be real, I have just been dragging ass editing this thing. We talked for […] The post Top 6 tra…
 
Welcome to part 2 of the Top 6 Traits of a Black Video Game Character. Jordan and I went on some long tangents that I will post another time but this is a nice, comprehensive look at numbers 4 & 3. Please enjoy, subscribe on iTunes, Spreaker, and TuneIn. And, as always, tell a friend […] The post Top 6 traits of a black video game character: Part 2…
 
On this edition of the Super. Black. we talk about the traits of a black video game character. I am joined by a good friend and video game connoisseur Justin Jordan. We decided early on to keep it short and simple. Then I hit record and that plan went straight through my closed window. Still cleaning up after that […] The post Top 6 traits of a bla…
 
Freelance anything is hard. Breaking in to the contract superhero business is likely the easiest thing. Once you jump the hurdle of procuring super powers. On episode 3 of Super. Black., the spotlight shines brightly on the Heroes For Hire, Luke Cage and Iron Fist! How do we choose to celebrate this mega duo, akin […] The post 6 Freelance Tips From…
 
Today marks the arrival of Spawn to Super. Black. ! I am in no way responsible for that title. Today, I focused on Spawn, one of my favorite characters growing up. Al Simons was a guy who would fit right in with the Gears Of War gentlemen. Once Hell got a hold of him, he […] The post Spawn brings the horrors of hell to pop culture appeared first on…
 
Ms. Marvel a.k.a Kamala Khan Ms. Marvel a.k.a Kamala Khan, the first Muslim American character to lead a Marvel property. That’s pretty great, no? How about the fact that she’s rad. As rad as the 80’s my friends. Join me as I analyze Ms. Khan and her amazing powers and personality. We cover her powers […] The post Kamala Khan is Ms. Marvel appeared…
 
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