"I didn't think I could miss." -Meadowlark Lemon, on career 70% shooting accuracy. #rip

I was not into sports as a kid, but I eventually became nuts for basketball, and part of the credit (blame?) for that rest firmly on the broad shoulders of George "Meadowlark" Lemon III, the self-styled Clown Prince of Basketball. Before Jordan, Iverson, or Lebron could get my attention, I was introduced to Meadowlark as a child in the seventies, when he was the star of the Harlem Globetrotters cartoon shows (his character was voiced by Scatman Caruthers, but I didn't know that at the time), and their many appearances on Scooby-Doo.

My favorite nerdcore emcee @DaShade is getting his Kylo Ren on in this new video for "The Most Magnificent"

I drew Darth Moonbeam back in April for Austin-based emcee, actor, fight choreographer, indie film maker Da'Shade Moonbeam. Son is very knowledgeable in the ways of the Force, so with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I guess he was inspired to pull out his light-saber this for this updated video to his song The Most Magnificent.

#nowPlaying "Pure Poverty" by Poor Righteous Teachers #classic #hipHop

Now that I'm officially unemployed again, I need some good music while I do some freelance work, and found this playlist of Poor Righteous Teachers' sophomore album Pure Poverty. I bought this one after being blown away by their debut record Holy Intellect.

A chat with Lyrics Born

by GhettoManga contributor Michael Lagocki
 On Friday afternoon I had a nice surprise, a phone call from Lyrics Born. I've been a fan of his for some time and really respect the Quannum crew of lyricists he came up with (among them, The GIft of Gab, perhaps my all time favorite MC).

Venomous2000 made a video to my favorite song of the year!

That dude Venomous2000 blessed me yesterday with his new video for The Great Escape, my favorite song off Will To Power, the album he released earlier in the year. Check it out below.

"Oh, Jay..." by @samaxAmen and @Doctor_Hue

I've got tons of things to draw. TONS! For money, that is! But I decided I would draw this comic strip tonight because... I... deserved it? Whatever, I wanted to, okay?!  Just read it. It's funny and shit...


Social commentary. Undeniable hip hop style. Hacker-hero badasses. Yeah, I fux with that Digital Slang, homie...

So what did you think of the Jessica Jones trailer?

I finally watched the new trailer for the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe Netflix joint Jessica Jones.  Jessica Jones is a retired superhero who pays her bills as a private detective on the men streets of Hell's Kitchen. My main interest in Jessica Jones is her involvement with my dude Luke Cage (who will appear on her show before getting his own show) and the close geographical relationship to Daredevil, the wildly popular Netflix show that paved the way for this one...

Gza's magnum opus "Liquid Swords" finally reaches ONE MILLION copies sold.

Nuff Respect to the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, whose classic album Liquid Swords recently reached the platinum threshold...

Start the day off right with Bavu Blakes and Element7D (collectively known as World Trade)

I've found that if you face who you are
The hustle's that much simpler to do
The possibilities are to the stars
Despite what they done told you
Baby you can show, oooooo...
(do it, do it)

In Stores Now- TECH JACKET #11 by @JoeKeatinge and @KharyRandolph

Before The Walking Dead turned Kirkman into a television personality, he launched a few comic books (including his sci-fi space hero comic Tech Jacket), looking to expand on the success of what was (at that time) the feel-good story of his career: Invincible. Of course, when AMC turned his post- zombie- apocalyptic opus into a small-screen smash, his priorities shifted along with his tax bracket.  Freed from the need to write a gajillion books to keep the lights on, Kirkman has gone mogul, hiring writers to keep the secondary titles rolling.
Tech Jacket is pretty fresh. Post-Kirkman, the ongoing Tech Jacket series is written by Joe Keatinge (Glory) with art by Khary (rhymes with Atari) Randolph (Starborn, Charismagic). Peep...

Random Rap Shit- "Best in Show" by P.CASSO, @VonPea & @HomeboySandman, PLUS a super sick cypher!

I never heard of this dude P.CASSO, but the word nerd flow made me do a double take while I was drawing, so I figured I'd share this video for Best in Show (f/Von Pea and Homeboy Sandman)...

"This isn't a mudhole. It's an operating table. And I'm the Surgeon." -the Goddamn Batman.

Ran across this screencap on Twitter recently. It's from an episode of Batman: The Animated Series called Legends of the Dark Knight that paid homage to three different eras of Batman's pop culture history. This segment is a shout out to the gloriously vicious mudhole brawl from Frank Miller's industry-bending graphic serial The Dark Knight Returns.

#nowPlaying Roc Marciano "Snow" f/@SeanPrice (@RobViktum remix) #riP!

Sigh... I get periodically bummed about the recent passing of the mighty Sean Price. My dude Rob Viktum feels me... Here's a remix he did of that Roc Marciano joint Snow that Ruck featured on...

My FAVORITE comic right now: PREZ by Mark Russell, Ben Caldwell, Mark Morales, and Jeremy Lawson from @DCCOMICS

 I was asked recently what my favorite comic was, and at the time, I had only read the first issue of PREZ- the unlikely rise of nineteen year old fast food worker Beth Ross to the highest political office in America- but it was still the best comic I was reading. Now that issue three is in stores, I'd say this hilarious satire of politics, celebrity, and social media culture is still the best comic I'm reading now.  Check out some sample pages from each of the first three joints...

"I'm a work in progress. Came a long way from the jerk in the projects." @SeanPrice #riP!

My Twitter bredren Snake Plisskin dropped this Sean Price joint on my timeline a couple days ago. Also, I've been thinking of Simonson ever since I drew that Black Panther vs Thor joint for Jack Kirby's born day. Also Sean Price drops a Thor reference in Haraam, which I also posted because this is GhettoManga, son...

Help me wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to legendary Chicago emcee PROFOUND, by checking out his new video & album!

Today in observance of Chicago-based emcee Profound's bornday, peep his new video Heart of the Streetz (w/ a sick beat by NO ID), the first single off his album 4DaLove.

That dude Sean Mack supplied art for this hilarious low budget live action superhero spoof BLACK ANGUS

Malik Matthews was not much of a man, and when he gets superpowers, he's not much of a superhero, either. But the origin/debut episode of Black Angus -the low budget webseries that will follow the exploits of this plain-clothes crime fighter- is a hilarious parody of superhero tropes seasoned with hip hop style and irreverence.

Preview pencils from DEADPOOL #1 (by my dude @MikeHawthorne) and my thoughts about the @DeadpoolMovie trailer

I like your art Wade, but it's not what we're looking for at this time...
I'm pretty sure Salt n Pepa and DMX will not be on the soundtrack to Deadpool, but Marvel has been playing the role of hip hop aficionados lately, so you never know...

Did I mention there's a "Legend of the Mantamaji" Live Action Short? 'Cause there is...

If you read the fresh indie graphic novel series Legend of the Mantamaji (and I recommend that you read it, if you haven't already), you'll get a huge kick out of this live action short, written and directed by series creator and professional tv dude Eric Dean Seaton

This BROTHERMAN:REVELATIONS promo vid gave me a shot in the arm!

Guy A. Sims, Dawud Anyabile and Brian McGee are getting their dream team on if this video is any indication of the level of post-medicinal dope we can expect from their upcoming original graphic novel Brotherman: Revelations...

CLICK HERE to start your "BIONIC SIX" Binge

Yes, there really is a youTube Channel dedicated to the eighties super-hero cartoon Bionic Six. For all you youngsters, Bionic Six was about a multicultural family of cybernetically enhanced superheroes, the world's only hope against greasy fat megalomaniac Doctor Scarab and his league of super-powered henchmen.

A few words about the late, great Sean Price aka Ruck aka Mic Tyson aka Kimbo Price aka Mega Sean aka... #RIP

I awoke late on Saturday to the terrible news that the mighty Sean Price of Heltah Skeltah, Boot Camp Clik and Random Axe died in his sleep that morning in Brooklyn...

This #GrownManRap interlude brought to you by @Printmatic

After spending the evening handling some business at my homeboy's crib, we were building and destroying over pizza and fresh raps when this video for Perspective by Columbus, Ohio based micro mogul Blueprint came on...

"The Nib" on Kickstarter? Yeah, that's great... Wait!!! Did you say RON WIMBERLY?!?!?

The Nib is pretty great, and I think you should back their Kickstarter for their sweet anthology EAT MORE COMICS, but I'm too busy to pitch it to you. However, I do have just enough time to post these pages by number one ninja in the chain of command D-pi (look for him on your 2016 Presidential primary ballots as Ron Wimberly). Also, the folks at The Nib made a video or something...

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.

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.

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...

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