Peep these FULL COLOR preview pages from Robert Love's NUMBER 13

 That dude Robert Love leaked a few pages from the next installment of his post-apocalyptic action comic Number 13 today.  As you can imagine, I'm psyched!

Happy Birthday Venomous2000!

I just found out one of my favorite emcees was celebrating his birthday today, so here's The People Want More by Venomous 2000 (f/ DJ EndK), so we can join the party...

"You bastards overlooking street art, better yet street smarts, but you keep us off the charts..." -Phife Dawg #rip

I'll add words later.  For now:
sigh. . .

Somebody tell me: Is THE PROWLER as DOPE as it looks?

 So I vaguely remember seeing this cover to The Prowler #1 in stores and thinking the art was nice-looking... but I was only mildly tempted to look at it, let alone buy the thing.  Fast-forward today. After spotting "story so far" page from the preview to issue 2 below, which lays out the premise of the series... I am FIENDING to read this shit!

A couple preview pages from the next issue of Genndy Tartakovsky's CAGE!

 So Genndy Tartakovsky's doing that thing he does with Power Man in the second issue of CAGE! Here's a couple pages I snatched from the internets...

"Wakanda is not just a country. Wakanda is a nation." Ta-Nehisi Coates, in a dope Q+A at Amalgam Comics

In case you missed it, here's an awesome Q & A with award-winning scribe Ta-Nehisi Coates, emceed by veteran comics illustrator Eric Battle and hosted at Amalgam Comics in Philly, brought to you by the fine folks at ReelBlack.

In stores TODAY --- BLACK PANTHER #8


 Current events got you down, fam?  I hear you... Just do what I did: Roll to the comic shop and cop something to read... like the latest issue of Black Panther...  

Peep this dope live-action/animated hip hop video STRANGE TECHNOLOGY by L'orange + Lif

Surrounded on all sides as I am these days by people who want to evoke the spirit of Seduction of the Innocent for their own purposes (whether it's black intellectual analysis of Luke Cage, or feminist hatred of Frank Cho), I generally take the position that objectionable funny book characters are not gonna kill you.  Whether you agree or disagree, you need to peep this video for Strange Technology by L'orange and Mr. Lif (f/Akrobatik & Gonjasufi).  Just because...

#DownloadThis - SOUL OF THE CITY II by Shyne On Me

Right when I'm thinking social media has nothing to offer me, I got sucked in by the cover art to SOUL Of The CITY II on Twitter. This album by Shyne on Me, a D.C. area rhymer I never heard of before, may have single-handedly saved the internets from the blazing fires of my indifference...

Visuals for the KOOL KEITH x MF DOOM collab SUPER HERO, plus a stream of the album FEATURE MAGNETIC!



You already know I had to post the video for that Kool Keith joint SuperHero (featuring MF DOOM) by "Aardman Nathan Love" Creative Studio...

Revolutionary Times x Lupe Fiasco = SMACK! SpeedComics Vol. 42 - Targets


Here's another process video by that dude Sean Mack (The Revolutionary Times, RED), over a fresh Lupe Fiasco joint...

Start the day off Right with Wise Intelligent #InvestInIntelligence

"I am not here for contention.
You are not my competition
It's prophetic premonition
I see Zion in this vision..."
-Wise Intelligent 

That #BlackGirlMagic is on FULL DISPLAY in this WORLD OF WAKANDA preview!

I already know you're feeling this cover art to Black Panther: World of Wakanda by the mighty Afua Richardson, so go ahead and peep the rest of the preview art below and we can chop it up when you get done...

That #BlackGirlMagic is on FULL DISPLAY in this WORLD OF WAKANDA preview!

I already know you're feeling this cover art to Black Panther: World of Wakanda by the mighty Afua Richardson, so go ahead and peep the rest of the preview art below and we can chop it up when you get done...

That #BlackGirlMagic is on FULL DISPLAY in this WORLD OF WAKANDA preview!

I already know you're feeling this cover art to Black Panther: World of Wakanda by the mighty Afua Richardson, so go ahead and peep the rest of the preview art below and we can chop it up when you get done...

"Confronting Racism Through Comedy" a Reelblack interview with Judah Friedlander

The fine folks at Reelblack conducted this great interview with the totally not black Judah Friedlander, primarily about how he confronts racism through comedy.  Good stuff...

In Stores Now- MOSAIC #1 by @GeoffreyThorne and @KharyRandolph!

"I love science fiction, hip hop and sports.  This project has all three in huge quantities"
-Khary Randolph

New episode of "Oh, Jay..." by Jay (@Doctor_Hue) Kelley and @SamaxAmen, plus a few words about Colin Kaepernick

 Yes, there really IS a new episode of Oh, Jay... by underground comix writer and humorist Jay Kelley (with art by me) ready for for your consumption below!

Ron Wimberly drops one page comic about Brooklyn pop-op radio station for The New Yorker


It's been a minute since I blessed you with anything from that dude D-Pi (Ron Wimberly if you're nasty), but I had to take a second to drop this one page comic I swiped off The New Yorker's website.  It's a one page documentary about an independent radio station in Brooklyn...

SPOILER ALERT N!GGA! Peep that @MethodMan cameo/music video from @LukeCage

In case you somehow managed to to not know, Marvel's highly anticipated Netflix series Luke Cage dropped this weekend.  This music video Bulletproof Love by Method Man (ripped in full directly from an episode of the series) stands as a great example of how the show pays homage and respect to black pop culture.

NEW "Oh, Jay..." by Jay Kelley (aka @Doctor_Hue) & @SamaxAmen!

Welcome to the latest installment of Oh, Jay... a  comic strip inspired by Houston-based writer/comedian Jay Kelley's social media updates...

"The mask was bright as lightning. Same type of shinin' got them Teen Titans fightin'..." -MF DOOM

SQUEEEE!!! Kool Keith got the supervillain MF DOOM on his single Super Hero which dropped last month, while I was sleeping.  But it's still dope now, so here you go...

IN STORES NOW- Cage + Fist #8

The black super hero breaks his best friend out of jail... WAIT!  Stay with me now, it's the latest issue of Cage & Fist, also known as Power Man & Iron Fist #8!  Peep the free preview (without much ado from me) below.

#NowPlaying- BASQUIAT ON THE DRAW by Apollo Brown & Skyzoo

I can't deal with you right now, America...  Retreating back into my black books and brain-rattling street hop, I ran into Basquiat on the Draw by Apollo Brown & Skyzoo... Bars...

"If iron sharpens iron THEN YOUR CREW MUST HAVE ANEMIA!" @iamKRUM x @illmindPRODUCER

Whoa. The Artist Formerly Known as Playdough gets ig'nant and indignant over an ominous !llMind beat for Flare Factor...

"Hip hop ain't dead. Hip hop's mislead. Instead of a new sound, it went pop instead" @OzayMoore + @th3oryhazit

I don't complain about wack raps.  I just listen to dope raps instead.  So in case you been sullyin' yourself wit that wack sheet, shutupyouface and wash your ears out with Same Team Suckas by Ozay and Chris (formerly Othello + DJ Vajra) featuring Theory Hazit (still known as Theory Hazit)...

"Brothas like me been waitin' for it since I was eight years old..." @MethodMan, on @LukeCage on @Netflix

The intersection of comics, hip hop, art, and culture that is the LUKE CAGE Netflix show exemplifies everything we stand for here at GhettoManga...

Wanna see that Kevin Owens illustration by Sean Mack? (aka @ShizukaSam)

Jonah Hill's black stunt double, eligible bachelor, and underground funnybook illustrator Sean Mack (Revolutionary Times, RED Series) hooked up a KOMania illustration for all the WWE heads.  Art nerds can rock to the speedpaint video below...

Some DOPE Cage + Fist cover arts by Eric Canete, @SanfordGreene, @MingDoyle, and more...

 Newsarama editor Chris Arrant posted an awesome interview with David Walker and Sanford Greene, the dynamic duo behind Cage & Fist (everyone else calls it Powerman & Iron Fist, but I think Cage & Fist sounds better... plus, I'm stubborn and shit). 

That new video for the DJ Shadow/Run the Jewels track NOBODY SPEAK is my SHEET! #HipHopIsALIVE

The diplomat rap battle-turned royal rumble that is the video for the Run The Jewels track Nobody Speak (off DJ Shadow's new album The Mountain Will Fall) caught our attention over here at GhettoManga HQ this week!

How can you NOT love the mighty @AfuaRichardson? #sheGoHard

You're reading this blog because you love comics, hip hop, art, and/or the subculture(s) thereof.  So you must love a polymath like Afua Richardson who smashes comics, makes music, and builds bridges for creators on the low, right?  Just watch this video and act like you know...

I'm really proud to be involved in that new @Headkrack video TURN ME UP...

I did the illustrations for the video to Headkrack's song Turn Me Up a while back, and I had already seen the video footage and heard the song many times.  So you would think I would be already be prepared to the positive response the video has gotten since Krack dropped it last week. I wasn't...

WATCH THIS SHIT! "Swarm (f/@PharoaheMonch)" by AFRO + Marco Polo

You like dope raps, right? Nice beats too, hmm? How 'bout zombies?  Everybody likes zombies, yeah? You already fux with Swarm, the new video from A-F-R-O POLO (guest-starring Pharoahe Monch) and you ain't even know!  Peep...

PREVIEW- The first chapter of PURGE: A NEW DIRECTION is complete, and ready to go to print!

Roosevelt Pitt has assembled an impressive team to produce his afroturist superhero comic Purge: A New Direction#1 that includes Larry Stroman, Mshindo Kuumba I, and the Xong brothers.  The issue is ready to go to the printer, with preorder loot from Kickstarter backers.  Peep some preview pages below...

DANG! Have y'all seen that Disney + Salvador Dali animated short DESTINO?

In my middle and high school art classes, I always cut for Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali, whose paintings always seemed to have a cartoon-like quality.  So it makes sense that Dali collaborated with Disney and them back in the day.  Peep this incredible animate short Destino below.

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