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Rolling out recently sat down with screenplay and comic book writer, Devyn Nicole, who is the creator of a new super heroine character called, Zara Heroic. After graduating from Full Sail University with a degree in Film Production, Devyn began writing screenplays that ranged from comedy to live action. Ultimately, she started her own company…

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Stan Lee, the creator of today’s big screen superheroes including Spider-Man, Hulk, Fantastic Four, Black Panther and others, has died. He was 95. Born Stanley Martin Lieber on Dec. 28, 1922, to immigrant parents in the Washington Heights section of New York, Lee grew up in poverty. He started his career in the comic book world…

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This year, DragonCon 2017 is showing a unique and growing base, the Black “cosplay” fan. Costume play, known as “cosplay,” features fans of science fiction, comic book and pop culture who spend a lot of money and time to dress up in homemade costumes. DragonCon 2017 allows these fans to fully express themselves in a public…

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Georgia Democratic congressman John Lewis, the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington, makes history as the first sitting member of Congress to write a comic book. He promoted the autobiographical trilogy about the civil rights movement, March, at Comic-Con International in San Diego. He tells the media, “This story is about movement. It’s about people…

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Zombies, sci-fi and comic book characters march down Peachtree Street in Atlanta Credit: Raphael Baker On Saturday, September 1, 2012 of Labor Day weekend, the DragonCon parade turned Peachtree Street into a showcase of zombies, sci-fi and comic book characters. Those marching in the parade included superheroes, Harry Potters, Ghostbusters and Klingons. The double Rainbow Brite…

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To continue with our superhero theme, Rolling out has re-discovered some of America’s best black superheroes (President Obama unfortunately doesn’t count).  A few have been around for ages, but may not be known to newer and younger fans.  Enjoy.

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