Breaking the first two rules of FIGHT CLUB 2...

Some movies are just SCREAMING to be made into comics, and we at GhettoManga love to see screenwriters, actors and novelists using the relatively cheap and elastic medium of comics to expand on the interesting worlds and characters we know from films. To that end, FIGHT CLUB author Chuck Palanhiuk has wisely chosen our favorite storytelling medium to bring us more of his most famous story. Here's a few pages from the first issue, and a review of the series by GhettoManga contributor Michael Lagocki.

30 Minute (yeah right) Drawing- "Cloak and Dagger" by @SamaxAmen

So I'm still doing that 30 Minute Sketch Sale, but I admit I totally went overboard on this drawing of Cloak & Dagger that I did for Brian Cole...

Hey! I didn't know @SonnyLiew was drawing @DCcomics' new DR. FATE series!

I always loved DC's pseudo-Egyptian master mage Dr. Fate.  I also enjoy Sonny Liew's art. So I was pleasantly surprised to see Sonny's art on the Lord of Order's new Dr. Fate series, written by Paul Levitz!

"I'm tryin'a send my babies to college, While you rappers' babies sift through yo pockets..." @MethodMan

I wasn't terribly impressed with this animated trailer for The Meth Lab, the upcoming album from Method Man, but that doesn't mean I don't smell what the Ticallion Stallion is cookin'. Stream the animated trailer, the title cut, and a dope promo track below...

That dude @JamarNicholas updates you on the LEON GN, AWESOMECON, STUDIO BLACKBOSS and more...

l to r Patrick Strange, Jamal Igle, Jamar, Jeremy Whitley & Gabrial Canada
The mighty Jamar Nicholas sent an update out to all us long-suffering backers of LEON: PROTECTOR OF THE PLAYGROUND, and I'm sharing an excerpt with you, because that's how I roll:

You had me at "E is for Exctinction"...

Just between you and me, the last time I was REALLY excited about the X-men was during Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's mind-melting run on NEW XMEN, so my eyes bugged out when I saw the cover to E is for Extinction #1, which explores the Secret Wars remix planet dedicated to the Morrison-Quitely era of Marvel's Merry Mutants. Here's a letter-free preview!

Police Brutality. Peaceful Protest ignored. Gang Truce. it's not CNN, it's the new GENIUS TPB from @TopCow!

When Top Cow dropped this inventive action thriller written by Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman and Illustrated by Afua Richardson last summer, they couldn't have known how much police brutality, urban protests movements, gang truces, and violent uprisings would dominate the media for the next year. But even if it's coincidental, that doesn't make GENIUS any less timely now that the trade paperback is in stores.

"Nothing's strong enough to hold you down forever. Mama was right. Only you can make it better" @Venomous2000

In the interest of starting my day off right, I got this new video Will Power by the mighty Venomous2000 on repeat...

Before I start talking shit about Marvel... Sanford Greene + Runaways = Forgiveness Unlocked

 I'm so easy... Somebody hit Marvel on the head with a rock or something and now they are hiring all my favorite people to make their books. To my point, Sanford Greene is drawing the secret war-world reboot of  Runaways...

Okay... I officially fux with THE TITHE! @TopCow is getting it DONE right now!

 I saw this cover to The Tithe #2 on the stands when I wandered into my comic shop late Wednesday evening, and after being welcomed by the familiar quote from the Old Testament book of Malachi (the one about giving offerings), I couldn't resist its charms.  On one side of The Tithe we follow the Samaritans, a band of tech-savvy crusaders who rob Mega-churches of the loot they fleece from their followers. On the other, FBI agent Dwayne Campbell (above) and his task force are trying to catch them.
Here's some preview pages from the first couple issues 

The second-to-last issue Greg Pak's STORM solo comic is in stores now. And it looks AWESOME!

Okay, so STORM is definitely going away after issue twelve, along with a bunch of other books ahead of the big Marvel Secret Wars thing (don't ask...). I'm not sure if the plan is to bring STORM back for a new number one, but I know my vote...
Anyways, here's a preview of STORM #11...

"Black Dynamite and Boondocks were great but it's time to leave Earth..." @LeSeanThomas

I got a dm last night from the mighty LeSean Thomas confirming that production has officially started (in Japan, of course) on his hip hop flavored action-adventure animated series Cannon Busters.

"Plot thickens: Only @IronHelmet when the mask's on. Slim Pickens' spittin's finger-lickin'..."

In past decades, artists like Wu-tang, MF DOOM and Can Ox opened a pandora's box to a whole world of cats who channel the energy of the streets through hip hop, cartoons, comics and cult movies. GhettoManga is here largely to chronicle the fallout from that explosion, since mainstream outlets have lost interest. Slim Pickens aka Iron Helmet perfectly exemplifies that strain of underground hip hop anti-heroism. Peep...

Best Garnet Fan Art EVER!!!!

Thanks to this crazy sexy cool Garnet fan art by Fydbac, I decided that I needed and deserved a Steven Universe binge...

Any of you folks reading "Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess"? Because it looks DOPE!

 Just realized it's been way too long since I mentioned PRINCELESS, which follows the further adventures of self-rescuing princess Adriene and friends. Here's a preview from Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess #2...

Finally checked out that new(ish) @BodegaBrovas video Freshest Facade (with extra crooning by the homie @Astronautalis)

"My analysis of life can be a little extreme.
Others think I'm living large, but things ain't what they seem..."

Children's book review- AIDA by Leontyne Price, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

I bought a copy of Aida, a hardcover children's book by Leontyne Price and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, a while back at Half-Price Books as an art nerd/good dad impulse buy, but never read it.  Last night my six year old daughter fished it out of her tub o' books for some bedtime reading, and we nestled up and gave it a go.

Your man Ron Wimberly attacks GMOs with "Gratuitous Ninja: Tangerine"

 I was just saying something about artists being activists by nature earlier today... Nobody is living it better than the mighty D-Pi (the IRS calls him Ron Wimberly), who fired off this classic Gratuitous Ninja short as a salvo against Genetically Modified Foods. Before you brand him a bandwagon jumper, you should know Gratuitous Ninja: Tangerine was first published in 2002...

Prince Paul talks greatest misses, and Young Zee responds to Eminem on Conspiracy Worldwide Radio podcast!

Them dudes Montana and Menace dropped a new episode of Conspiracy Radio, recorded on Friday the 13th. This features some great new music, as well as interviews with Necro, Young Zee and an incredible Q & A with the mighty Prince Paul! Paul talks about coming out of the bleachers to release new music with J-Zone and Sacha Jenkins as SUPERBLACK...

Like Badass chicks? WHO DOESN'T?! Check out this preview of CURB STOMP #1, tough guy!

Don't look now, but I might be in love with Violet Volt...

Felipe Smith binges on Spirits of Vengeance in GHOST RACERS (a Secret Wars Joint)

 Wow, I've only been checking for a few Marvel books, and one of them is Felipe Smith's ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER. I'm a huge fan of the assorted Spirits of Vengeance, so I'm cool with BATTLE WORLD: GHOST RACERS, which brings all our favorite hot heads together for a road-rage free-for-all!

FELIPE SMITH takes over art chores on ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER!!!

When Marvel announced that one of my favorite indy cartoonists - namely international man of mystery Felipe Smith (MBQ,Peepo Choo)- was writing  their ALL- NEW GHOST RIDER relaunch, I was of two minds. I mean, yeah he was gonna have dope art provided by that dude Tradd Moore of Luther Strodefame, but how dope would it be if Felipe was drawing Marvel's flaming anti-hero?
Well, now we can see how dope it would be...

#nowPlaying ''Hellraisers'' by DMC, Chuck D, PMD, MC Serch, Terminator X, DJ Eclipse & Big KO

The Brand New Old School Hip Hop Show returns with the video for Hellraisers, an old school posse cut featuring some of my favorite rappers from my teenage years (and snippets of Ed Piskor's comic Hip Hop Family Tree). Yeah, I'm old...

HOLY CRAP! This new Playdough joint "Saint Dangle" is my SHEET!

"Preparing tables in the sight of my enemy
Dallas making dead presidents, word to John F Kennedy."

#MusicToDrawTo "MONSTER" Produced by the mighty Sol Messiah

Quick Random Review: "SALIMBA" by Steve Perry and Paul Chadwick

Peep this 24 page (p)review of BAAKO, the new all-ages fantasy graphic novel by brilliant young cartoonist Joshua Covey!

Here's the first chapter of BAAKO Volume 1, the kickstarter-funded debut graphic novel from Joshua Covey (FREELANCERS). If you've never heard of Josh before, that's fine because this is the REAL Joshua Covey right here. Kick your feet up and get familiar...

Read the first issue of Larime Taylor's A VOICE IN THE DARK: GET YOUR GUN here! Issue two is in stores now.

 I never read Larime Taylor's serial killer soap opera A Voice in the Dark before today, but this cover to A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun #1 caught my eye, and the sales pitch said it was a good jumping on point for new readers. So I jumped on. Did I mention the whole first issue was posted online by the publisher, Top Cow? Yeah... free comics...

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