If you were planning to take the family down to Cedar Point today, you are out of luck. The parked up closing early, right around 7 p.m. last night, after some powerful storms knocked out a lot of the power to the park.
It's no secret that white male leads have dominated comic books since --- well forever. In the '60s, Marvel and DC finally started to put a change to that with the addition of super-powered people of color, which led to some of today's biggest names in comics. But it still wasn't enough. Eventually the lack of diversity led to the onset of Milestone Media in the '90s, where Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis, and Derek T. Dingle crafted several intriguing characters. With an increasingly active black nerd, or blerd, community, new black characters are being created every day --- primarily through independent publishers, though Marvel has also kickstarted a focus on one of its most notable black characters --- but more on that later.
To celebrate Black History Month, ComicsAlliance is running down our list of 20 Great Black Comic Book Characters. Our list considers old staples as well as some new favorites, including a certain katana wielding badass, space explorers and of course, plenty of superheroes.
Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite characters in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!
This week we're taking a look at the X-Men's resident weather goddess, Storm, soon to be reimagined for the big screen in the forthcoming film, X-Men: Apocalypse. Join us as we examine Storm's place in comics history, her origins both on the page and behind the scenes, and the surprisingly storied history of her hair, as well as several other equally interesting facts.
Mother nature was pretty cranky during the Rose Bowl. Check it out as this wind storm tears through the grounds taking out the tents and vendors that were set up. Fear not though, the Chick-Fil-A mascot stood his ground during the storm.
I love a good thunderstorm and could sit on the porch with a beer all day long and watch a storm. However, this lady got a bit more than what she bargained for. In the video she mentions that she can never catch the lightning on camera, just the thunder. Then, BOOM!
This guy is lucky to be alive. While filming a storm, this guy gets a little tap in the foot from mother nature. He took the whole thing pretty well though. Had he gotten the direct bolt, he would have been a goner for sure.