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At The Gutter: Black Napoleon’s Throne of Satan

This week, Guest Star David Foster writes about race and the transformation of the 1967 Australian spy thriller, Black Napoleon, when it was published in the United States as Throne Of Satan.

There are many elements that made up the counter culture movement of the Sixties and Seventies. One of the most important of these elements was the Civil Rights Movement, whose aim was equality no matter what race, colour, creed or religion. While that fight continues to this day, in early 1967 a story was released that showcased the changing social values the civil rights movement had brought about.

In Australia, that story was released as Black Napoleon, penned by veteran Australian author J.E. Macdonnell. Macdonnell already had a substantial following with his numerous navy action books, but the sixties spy boom saw him scribing a series of espionage titles featuring an agent for Intertrust, Mark Hood. Black Napoleon (Horwitz Publications) was the seventh title in the Hood series.

"It’s Black History Month & Women In Horror Month: Our Future"

“It’s Black History Month & Women In Horror Month: Our Future”

Graveyard Shift Sisters writes about the merging of Black History Month & Women In Horror Month: “The marriage of our stories and horror in 2014 is uncharted and drowning in possibilities. We can’t negate the magnitude of visual representation. Mirroring my first point, what we say and affirm about the multiplicitous life of Black women translates well in horror, I would argue better than most…

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Becoming a Cipher to Oneself

Becoming a Cipher to Oneself

At Jim C. Hines’ blog, writer Micha Trota writes about what it means when she says, “I don’t see race.”“It means that because I learned to see no difference between ‘white’ and ‘color,’ I have white-washed my own sense of self. It means that I know more about what it is to be a white person than what it is to be Asian, and I am a stranger among both. It means that I built my identity on a warped…

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A Treasury of African-American Films Made For African-American AudiencesThe Riverbends Genealogical and Historical Society has a collectionof “race movies”: “The ‘race…View Post

A Treasury of African-American Films Made For African-American Audiences

The Riverbends Genealogical and Historical Society has a collectionof “race movies”: “The ‘race…

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When I sat down for my epic DS9 rewatch earlier this year, this is the episode that really signaled, for me, the elevation of Deep Space Nine beyond Star Trek and into science fiction’s upper reaches.

It reminds me a bit of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, which exists almost as a vessel for the seemingly infinite variety of stories Gaiman wanted to tell. With “Far Beyond the Stars,” Deep Space Nine became a show that could provide a snapshot of the workaday world of pulp fiction’s pioneers, offer an incisive commentary on science fiction’s troublesome history with race and racism, dramatize the struggle at the heart of the human condition: to be more than you seem to be. To be better while the world around you is happy to see you be worse.

All while still being a show with Cardassians and photon torpedoes and hot, slug-bearing women.









i will always. reblog. this gifset.


where is this from and where can I watch it


What movie is this from???

This is no movie — it’s an episode of DS9.

Realest fucking episode in the entire series.

Because that shit STILL goes on today….

The best episode.

I’ve had people try to argue that DS9 “isn’t really Star Trek,” because they think it was just a war story. If that’s all they see, they are so, so wrong.

Guest Post: Why a Black Lois Lane Matters


I’m on vacation this week so I’ve lined up a number of other bloggers and readers to give their thoughts on the world I cover. Today I have post from Natasha Townsel who, as you will see, describes her self as a “huge” Superman fan. Today Natasha give her thoughts on a recent issue of Action comics. It is a terrific piece so please give it a read. 

I am a huge Superman fan.  No, let’s get something clear: I am a HUGE Superman fan.  I collect comics, memorabilia, DVDs of now-defunct Superman TV series, and any and all Superman movies, both live action and animated.  I love Clark Kent because of who he is, not because of what he can do.  The fact that Clark possesses all those powers, yet remains an incredibly humble man from the Midwest who just wants to do the best he can to help moves me deeply.  I love that his entire purpose is for us as humans to use the abilities that we were born with to benefit humanity. The ultimate theme of this character is hope, not revenge, fear, or hubris.  Clark believes the best in humans because he was raised by two of humanity’s best representatives.  He believes in second chances (and third and fourth) and that there is good in everyone.  He believes that all life is precious and will do everything he can to preserve it.  Superman is the ideal representation of humanity and inspires us to be our best possible selves.

It’s not invulnerability or flight or heat vision or super speed that makes him the World’s Greatest Hero. It’s that Superman refuses to despair.  He is a testament to the opposite, in fact.  Superman is hope.” (Adventures of Superman #640)  

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From the pages of Vampire! Featuring Fire Fang

The cover of issue #2 of Meteor’s 1995 Vampire! that collected the vampire stories of Gerald Carr including his yellow peril vampire stories featuring Fire Fang and the Brothers of Fire Fang. (For more, see Comic Editor Carol Borden’s article at the Gutter).

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