After his initial appearance in Icon #13, some fans asked whether or not Buck Wild would receive his own series. Others asked that the Milestone team update his speech and clothes to fit the 1990s. Ken Harris wrote in stating that “ICON #13 was absolutely ‘Power’-ful! NEVER has a comic make [sic] me laugh so hard. . . . it was truly comical. I … Read More Buck Wild, the New Icon!
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Today, I want to continue the discussion I began in the last post on Buck Wild in Milestone Comics’ Icon. Specifically, I want to look at the ways that Dwyane McDuffie uses Buck Wild as a metonym and commentary on Black comic book characters that appeared in the 1970s. To do this, I am going to focus on Buck Wild’s initial appearance in Icon … Read More “There’s this old, played-out record”: Buck Wild and the History of Representation
After reading David Walker’s Nighthawk, I started reading his run on Luke Cage that started in May 2017. The first story arc, “Sins of the Father,” sees Cage headed to New Orleans to attend the funeral of Dr. Noah Burstein, the man who experimented on Carl Lucas at Seagate prison, turning him into the superhero Luke Cage. Once he arrives, Cage discovers a plot … Read More Noah Burstein, Paternalism, and Black Bodies in David F. Walker´s “Luke Cage”
Mike Benson and Adam Glass’Luke Cage Noir (2009-2010) pulls from a Noir aesthetic full of femme fatales, double crosses, and private eyes all within Prohibition Era Harlem. The story turns Luke Cage into a Noir protagonist that struggles with life outside of prison, ultimately killing himself at the end of issue #4. It is Luke Cage’s death that struck me in this story, and … Read More Luke Cage, Stagolee, and the Importance of Myth