I often get asked “why do you post so much hip hop music on this blog?” and “what’s the connection between comics and hip hop culture?”. To which I answer: “BECAUSE.” and “BASICALLY EVERYTHING!”.
From their underground beginnings, to their acceptance in mainstream culture. From the similarities between over the top characters, the super groups, the feuds, the team-ups and their ability to advance their art form and re-invent themselves and their medium over the years.
Hip Hop and comic books will always be linked, and my love for both is the main inspiration for this blog.
Above is selections from
Ed Piskor’s HIP HOP FAMILY TREE TWO-IN-ONE
from this past Free Comics Day. It illustrates better than I could how closely linked the two mediums are.
"Advice to someone in the throes of mad love is pretty meaningless, because any capacity for rational thought has long since split for Aruba. Despite the setbacks and heartaches, the persuer tunes out their inner voice of sanity and is more than willing to swallow the tears, paint on a smile, and once again resume the chase."
BATMAN: MAD LOVE (Feb. 1994)
Art by Bruce Timm & Rick Taylor
Words by Paul Dini
you know, i’m sure marvel has a really good reason why there isn’t a black widow movie yet…
you know, black widow is a hard character to write and it’s not like they have a script just lying around-
well they can’t have had that for long-
it’s been such a long time though, i’m sure he doesn’t still want to do it-
well, it’s also not like there was ever another script in development before or anything-
but does she have any history of working well with Marvel and writing a great movie with a plot that seemed like a hard sell-
it’ll be hard to find a director though, that will have to bear the responsibility of directing the first Marvel female-led movie-
but is she a strong character who has been established in several other hugely successful/well-received movies and played by one of the most bankable actresses in the world-
then again, maybe she doesn’t even want to do a black widow movie-
wow, so what the fans have to say actually matters?! that’s great! so they might listen to us and-
but they do supposedly have movies planned up until 2028, we must at least be getting one black widow movie at some point-