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‘Sandman’ Author Neil Gaiman Defends New ‘Ironheart’ Author Eve L. Ewing

Black girl magic is definitely blossoming in the comic book world. Ironheart, one of Marvel’s ongoing series, focuses on a black teen who’s an engineering genius and temporarily takes on the title of superhero when Tony Stark  (Ironman) is in a coma.

 

 

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Now, for the first time ever, the Ironheart series is being authored by an African-American female poet and playwright, Eve L. Ewing. She’s certainty excited for her big debut as a Marvel writer, but many Marvel fans doubt her talents and capabilities to write for one of their favorite comic series.

 

 

 

Many have taken to Twitter to voice their opinions and ask about her experience as well as question whether or not she can hold her own in the comic book world. They even go on to ask how many stories Ewing has written. Unbeknownst to Ewing, Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline and the Sandman series, came to her defense by replying back to Twitter haters with facts and personal experiences. 

 

Eve L. Ewing, rather touched and thankful for his input, didn’t hide the fact as she retweeted his response(s) on her  page with glee and undying respect for Neil Gaiman. However, Ewing goes on to say that she rather if people didn’t fight about her. Along with the support of Neil Gaiman, Eve L. Ewing has an online petition made up of over 2,600 signatures, urging Marvel to make her an author on one of their comics. Although haters are going to hate, Eve L. Ewing will prove them wrong once the first issue of Ironheart is published.

 

 

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“Good Omens” TV Series Casts David Tennant and Michael Sheen!

Neil Gaiman’s debut novel “Good Omens,” which was co-authored by Terry Pratchett, is coming to the small screen. “Doctor Who” alum David Tennant will star alongside “Masters of Sex” lead, Michael Sheen.

 

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David Tennant as the Doctor from “Doctor Who” / via BBC America

 

Tennant will play the role of Crowley, a demon hard-set on putting a stop to the end times. Alongside Crowley is Aziraphale, played by Michael Sheen, who is an angel similarly attached to life on Earth, and thus reticent to let it end. Both actors are currently giving outstanding performances on TV–Tennant in “Broadchurch,” and Sheen in “Masters of Sex.” As good as they are at hard-hitting drama, they’re also more than capable of delivering the wry wit of Gaiman and Pratchett.

 

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Michael Sheen / via The Telegraph

 

The series will premiere on Prime Video in 2018, and will subsequently air on the BBC in the UK. If Gaiman’s last TV adaptation is any indication (“American Gods”), then this series will certainly blow minds.

 

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Infographic: The Scariest Monsters in Literature

Halloween is a time for spooky monsters like the well-known Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Headless Horseman. It’s also a time for scary books. After all, every monster we just mentioned shares one thing in common: a literary heritage.

Books are full of creepy ghouls, ghosts, and monsters, so it’s no surprise that a lot of our Halloween horror inspiration comes from the scary stories on our bookshelves. But how well do you know the scariest monsters in all of literature?

Get into the spirit of Halloween with this awesome infographic from the folks at the UK’s Morph Costumes. All of the classic creeps are there, and they’re all helpfully labeled with a “Scream Score,” which is calculated by evaluating their creepy appearance, supernatural powers, and evil intent. Morph Costumes says that Pennywise, from Stephen King’s It, is the creepiest one of all. Do you agree?