David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines

posts I like: Black Comics History

Some blog posts you remember. And some series of blog posts, you enjoy so much they stay with you for a year. One of my favorite series of comics blog posts ever was made last year by Scipio at The Absorbascon, on the topic of Black History Month. It's a simple gimmick, but I really got a kick out of it: the posts just look at a black comics character every day of February, everybody from Black Manta (he was black! who knew?) to Vixen, and the odd character I'd never heard of who sounded AWESOME, like Gravedigger, a WW2-era character from a 1970s series who, in the words of Scipio, was "a polio victim who's a ditchdigger and fought Nazis. Yes, really." Start the week of Jan. 29 and work your way through February.

(Also, because I found it while poking around looking for the Black History Month posts, the unrelated and highly creepy story of Terry Long, via Chris's Invincible Super-Blog. Operative quote: "Failed marriage, fired from his job for slacking off, and working retail with vague plans to become a writer. You know this guy. He shops at my store, and he's totally into Spawn. And yet, allow me to stress this one more time, he marries Donna Troy.

"Apparently, the DC Universe has absolutely no concept of being "out of one's league.")

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