Tag Archives: Black Comic Books

44 in 40 More Comic Books

44 in 40 More Comic Books

There is no question that the Curators of the Museum Of UnCut Funk are huge supporters of President Barack Obama. We have spent a great deal of time documenting his speeches and his accomplishments. We have also been collecting unique artifacts from his presidency. Comic books are the medium we have chosen to preserve in our archives. We have acquired comics that reflect his road to the White House, his role as a superhero and as a villain. There are a number of comics that President Obama has appeared or mentioned in and Marvel has cataloged 40 additional comics featuring President Barack Obama.

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DC Comics VS. Marvel Comics – “Black Panther” & “Luke Cage”

DC Comics VS. Marvel Comics – “Black Panther” & “Luke Cage”

In the wee hours of the morning DC Comics blanketed any one who “Likes” Marvel Comics with their timeline for upcoming films.  I was having a bit of insomnia, and happened to catch it in my peripheral vision, while posting “Happy Birthday” to friends on Facebook.

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Vintage Black Heroes – Ace Harlem

Vintage Black Heroes – Ace Harlem

Ace Harlem was the first Black Detective to be featured in a comic book.

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Mighty Avengers’ #3

Mighty Avengers’ #3

Ronald Wimberly’s Marvel Comics variant cover for the Mighty Avengers #3 hits newsstands November 2013.

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Django UnChained – The Comic Book

Django UnChained – The Comic Book

I’m a big Quentin Tarantino fan and have been for years. Why? Because he loves Blaxploitation, he gets it and like the Museum Of UnCut Funk he pays homage to it…through his films. I saw Django Unchained and I loved it. It was a funny, brutal love story that happened to have slavery as a back drop. I haven’t seen the original but I plan to.

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Sista ToFunky Speaks About The Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection

Sista ToFunky Speaks About The Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection

A couple of months ago, the crew from the Collector’s Quest website became the first people to actually visit the offices of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, interview me and see our collection.

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The Street Where You Live

The Street Where You Live

The Street Where You Live … And What You Can Do To Improve It! is another NAACP comic book that was published in the 1960’s. The focus of this comic book was to stress the importance of registering to vote and participating in the voting process as a means of brining about positive change in one’s neighborhood. The NAACP also published another comic book entitled Your Future Rests In Your Hands which also stressed the importance of voting.

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NAACP Comic Book History circa 1964

NAACP Comic Book History circa 1964

Early NAACP Comic Book History – Your Future Rests In Your Hands. This NAACP comic book stresses the importance of voting and other forms of civil engagement like education and employment. Check it out below.

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A Blast From The Past: MLK and The Montgomery Story Comic circa 1956

A Blast From The Past: MLK and The Montgomery Story Comic circa 1956

The Montgomery Story comic book was commissioned by the Fellowship of Reconciliation with the permission of Martin Luther King, Jr. The actual creators of the comic are unknown and the artist is said to be a blacklisted comic artist of the time. The purpose of the comic was to spread the message of nonviolence and to get the word out about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. You can read this comic below.

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A Blast From The Past: Harlem Globetrotters Comic circa 1973

A Blast From The Past: Harlem Globetrotters Comic circa 1973

The Hanna-Barbera cartoon series the Harlem Globetrotters aired from Sept 1970 through Oct 1971. Gold Key created a 12-issue comic book series for cartoon that ran from April 1972 through January 1975. You can see all of the covers from this series in one of our previous blog posts. You can read Issue 7, from October 1973 below.

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Real Deal Comix

Real Deal Comix

You want some raw adult comix shit! Then this is da shit. It’s so raw I’m speechless. These motherfuckers, in the comix book, are straight out of the 1970’s and they forgot to grow up.

From The Curator’s collection The Museum of UnCut Funk presents The Real Deal Comix…issues 1,3,4,5,6. Issues 2 is sold out and damn near impossible to find.

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Blacks, The Military and Comics Books Circa Civil War, 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s

Blacks, The Military and Comics Books Circa Civil War, 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s

 

In a time of debt ceiling debates, federal budget cuts and the possible reduction in US military spending, I thought it would be befitting to highlight some of the koolest military / war related comic books I could find, many of which are archived in the collection of The Museum of UnCut Funk. As I continue to research military comics and their portrayal of Blacks and other minorities, The Museum of Uncut Funk has created an online exhibition of the comic books presented in this blog.

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Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids Cartoon

Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids Cartoon

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids the animated series was created, produced, and hosted by comedian Bill Cosby, who also lent his voice to a number of characters, including Fat Albert himself. Filmation was the production company for the series. The show premiered on September 9, 1972 and ran until 1985. The show, based on Bill Cosby’s remembrances of his childhood gang, focused on the lovable, oversized Albert, with his signature rumbling exclamation “Hey hey hey!”, and his friends.

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Black Manta – Black Cartoon Villain

Black Manta – Black Cartoon Villain

First appearing in “Aquaman” (vol. 1) #35 in 1967, Black Manta was created by Bob Haney and Nick Cardy, and has since become the Sea King’s primary foe. What might make Black Manta unique is that he’s probably the most well-known Black supervillain in comics and among the general public, thanks to the character’s other-media appearances (particularly on “Super Friends).

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Hell Rider # 2 circa 1971

Hell Rider # 2 circa 1971

 
Hell-Rider 2 is the complete story that is the second and last appearance of The Butterfly, the first ever Black super-heroine in comics…

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The Museum Of UnCut Funk Presents The Man vs. Muhammad Ali

The Museum Of UnCut Funk Presents The Man vs. Muhammad Ali
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Black Sports Collection

Black Sports Collection

Our sports collection is definitely different than what most people would expect and unique compared to the rest of our museum collection categories in that it encompasses a broad range of items, including: animation, board games, lunch boxes, posters, art, coins, stamps and comic books, as well as a few traditional pieces of autographed sports memorabilia. But we like it because different is what we do…

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Comic Book Courses or English Literature

Comic Book Courses or English Literature

COLUMBIA, S.C. — It’s Monday morning in a classroom at the University of South Carolina. A small group of students is talking about the latest movie to open over the weekend. “I just can’t help but be critical if it doesn’t stay true to the story,” says a student from two rows back. “Whether something stays true to the book or not doesn’t bother me,” chimes in another before the professor calls the class to order.

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Black Dynamite Creators Take Movie Into Comic Book World

Black Dynamite Creators Take Movie Into Comic Book World

 
The creators of the 2009 blaxploitation spoof film, “Black Dynamite,” are taking the film to the comic book world with the first issue hitting stores in early April.

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Dwayne McDuffie

Dwayne McDuffie

Dwayne McDuffie, who wrote comic books for Marvel and DC and co-founded his own publishing company before crossing over to television and animation, has died. He was 49. The Detroit native died Monday, a day after his birthday, DC Comics said. His cause and place of death weren’t immediately known.

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