Review: Brutal Fantasy Fiction From @strangercomics Released … For Free!


The world of fantasy writing is widely perceived as being as homogenous as your average gallon of milk. Through a genre called “sword and soul,” writers like Charles Saunders and Milton Davis have developed a new paradigm for fantasy fiction with more diverse casts of characters and innovative new voices. One such effort is Dusu: […]

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Break Me Off A Piece Of That Funk! An excerpt from the Steamfunk Anthology


An excerpt from the short story, “The Sharp Knife of A Short Life” by Top Cow Talent Hunt winner Hannibal Tabu.

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Make My Funk The Steamfunk, I Want My Funk Uncut: Steamfunk As Social Commentary


Steamfunk is a subgenre of Steampunk, which is a child of Cyberpunk – a subgenre of science fiction in which the future is one in which society is largely controlled by computers, at the expense of freedom, peace and social order.

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Books: There Are No Lines: The What & Why of @MVMediaATL’s Steamfunk! Anthology [@hannibaltabu]


The essence of Black creativity in the shadow of the western world has been one of necessity and scarcity. “Make way out of no way” is the only consistent commandment from be-bop to hip hop, from STEM education to, finally, the science fiction that fueled many of those who sought it.

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Comics: @DCComics and @Marvel Will Not Hire Black Writers. You Know Why! [@hannibaltabu]


To paraphrase Kanye West, “the comics industry doesn’t care about Black people!”

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Michael Caesar > Uncle Ruckus: The Boondoggle About The Boondocks


Once upon a time, a snarky little comic strip rose from relative obscurity to become fodder for Sunday morning political pundits and shaking heads along Washington DC’s beltway.

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Movies: Jamie Foxx Will Play Electro In The Amazing Spider-Man Sequel [@hannibaltabu]


In a casting announcement for another role, it was leaked that Oscar-winning multi-hyphenate Jamie Foxx will indeed join the cast of Amazing Spider-Man 2. When last we heard from Jamie Foxx, he was crossing his fingers that he would be cast as Electro in Amazing Spider-Man 2. Foxx’s four year old daughter was a big […]

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Creative: Breaking Down The Benefits Of Making Comics [@hannibaltabu]


The following is a first person editorial. I saw an article referencing comments by writer Jim Zubkavich, who writes the largely entertaining comic Skullkickers (among other credits): Creator says creator-owned comics pay as little as $31.25 a page—if you’re lucky. On a print run of 5000 comics (and many, many creator-owned titles sell less than […]

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Escapism: The Komplicated Relationship Between #StarWars and Disney [@hannibaltabu]


On a day when the nation’s eyes were focused on a storm battered east coast, a single headline snatched the attention of genre fans, financial analysts, entertainment industry pundits and children everywhere.

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Technology: Hovercraft under $200K? Done.


The only way to fly. Drive. Sail. Whatever.

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A Cannon That Shoots Cars Instead of Cannonballs. How’s That for High-Tech?

flying car

This is the future, y’all.

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Technology: First Driverless Car Takes You for a Spin [@spodachozn1]

There you have it folks, autopilot for your personal amusement.

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Science: Our Place In The Universe [@neiltyson]


Really? It’s going to be okay. It really is. Here’s why.

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Komplicated Solutions: The Modern Man’s Utility Belt [@hannibaltabu]


The modern man is beset on all sides by challenges logistical and psychological. Here’s a possible solution.

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Futurism: The First Space Mining Company Is Set To Secure The Stars

space miners

Taking the first step towards, maybe, just maybe, becoming a type one civilization at long last.

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Science: Researchers Teach Robots To Make Their Own Tools, Mayhem Surely Follows Soon


Scientists give this Promethean concept to mechanical citizens of the world. What could go wrong?

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