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Nnedi Okorafor and Tana Ford Launch New Comic


Bleeding Cool News reports that Nnedi Okrafor and Tana ford will once again be teaming up on Black Panther as well as a four issue mini series from Berger Books called LaGuardia scheduled for October. Okrafor is a Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winner, so the quality of the story should be high. They say:

Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling an illegal alien plant named “Letme Live” through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport’s customs and security, she arrives at her grandmother’s tenement, the New Hope Apartments in the South Bronx.

There, she and Letme become part of a growing population of mostly African and shape-shifting alien immigrants, battling against interrogation, discrimination and travel bans, as they try to make it in a new land. But, as the birth of her child nears, Future begins to change in more ways than one. What dark secret is she hiding?

Okrafor’s amazing novel Who Fears Death is currently in development as an HBO series with George R. R. Martin producing.

Bring Back the Spinner Rack!

Jim Demonakos is on a quest to bring back the classic spinner rack. His Kickstarter campaign would bring solid, heavy duty spinner racks back onto the market. Thanks to Cleveland comic book fan Phil Gregory for the tip.

From the Kickstarter:

The Classic Spinner Rack was born from my desire to create something that evoked nostalgia while also being functional and cool!

Because of that idea, I made sure that The Classic Spinner Rack has amazing features:

  • Heavy Duty – Made in the USA from high grade steel which has been powder coated and is rust-free
  • Whisper Quiet – Extra large ball bearings help spin the rack smoothly and quietly
  • Large Pockets – Designed to hold comics that are Silver Age size, modern size, in or out of bags/boards, trade paperbacks, small hardcovers and more. The pockets are over 7″ wide and .75″ deep
  • Sturdy & Strong – The 12″ base makes for a small profile but a strong base that supports the weight of the comics, and won’t tip over
  • Classic Sign Topper – The innovative 4-sleeve topper includes retro inspired signs designed by JG Roshell of Comicraft
  • Color Choice – The rack is available in either black or white so you can choose what works best for your space