Sick Delivery, Like I drive a Coroner Van

click the pic to download the track Sickology 101 by Tech N9ne f. Crooked I and Chino XL.
even though i'm a well-adjusted cat myself, i love to listen to cats who let their creativity take them to strange places... this is the style of rapping that made Eminem famous (before he started making skrip club tracks).
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Today's Deviation

Young Lovecraft by ~JaimePosadas
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that IGNORANT ish...

remember when DMX was dropping that raw on the regular? or when you heard MOP when you went to the joint? this cat Jim Snooka got that same vibe. here's a free download of Snooka's new 12 inch Kill 'Em All b/w That's My Word off his upcoming debut The Gospels of Reverend Wallace from Never So Deep Records.
holla!
-gM

Meth in the Lab


Download a the full 5min of Method Man gettin' his freestyle on... if you can't DL the track (work is what it is) watch the video, the jack that mug when you get home!
holla!
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Video: Do's and Dont's by The Niyat



greetings, fam!
here's the video for Do's and Don'ts, a little something to start the day off right, courtesy of The Niyat... if you need more quality rhymin' in your life, cop a couple free tracks from this group here.
holla!
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Today's Deviation

Ororollin' Like Thunder by *AmericanNinjaX
y'know... 'cause it's Storm from the X-men... and her name's Ororo... get it?
so clever...
-gM

Ho-lee-CRAP!

click the pick and download Aintcha? by The Niyat. if that ain't enough, you can cop The Science Pt. 1 as well. this houston crew is the tip of an iceberg of rediculous cats that rhyme their face off in the tradition of true spitters, sonny... start with this, and i'll get atcha with a li'l more later. hopefully, you'll be properly trained once they drop Intentions, the new joint they got coming soon!
uno.
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grine-DING!

well, I'm still hard at work on that freelance comics project i told you guys about. i stopped posting the pages since i wasn't getting much response, but i'm still plugging away at it. this is one of the panels from page thirty that i just finished this morning. if you're interested to have me post the finished pages so you can read 'em, let me know.
holla!
-samax
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Comicbook World #26




Wacky Republican representative Michelle Bachmann has called for the armed overthrow of the US government. this is the same chick who advised that there should be an investigation into members of US congress to see which members were anti-America.
According to Smart Politics, Bachmann said, "I’m a foreign correspondent behind enemy lines and I try to let everyone back here in Minnesota know exactly the nefarious activities that are taking place in Washington." in a radio interview, she called for people to revolt against Obama's proposed energy tax in an "armed and dangerous" manner. she suggests repeatedly that violent attacks against "this administration" (aka against Obama) are needed to protect "freedom"...

Bachmann's call for what basicly amounts to a second civil war brings to mind a comic called DMZ about the aftermath of just such an uprising. in DMZ, The Free Armies (highly organized but independant militias of angry white Amercans) surprise the government with a guerilla-style revolution that sinks the country into a long and bloody civil war. because the army and national guard are tied up elsewhere, the Free Armies gain traction and the war becomes a stalemate. Told from the point of view of hapless photojounalist Matt Roth dropped in the demiliterized zone formerly known as Manhattan, DMZ is brilliantly written and illustrated. The creative team perfectly portrays the ever-present buzz of fear and despair of people living in a war zone that used to be America.
anyways, Bachmann's veiled racism and paranoia is easy to dismiss, until you consider the massive angry fringe turnout at republican rallies last election season (owed primarily to the presence of a promising black candidate). so while this chick is calling for a revolution, make sure you watch each other's backs fam!
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Once Again, Back is the Incredible

i never did get a chance to read that Public Enemy comic. now it's available in TPB, so i might cop it. now CBR has a 45 page preview of PUBLIC ENEMY Volume 1, so click the pic to get familiar. here's the sales pitch:
The following preview contains pages from PUBLIC ENEMY Volume 1, collecting issues 1-5 of the hit underground series, by Chuck D and Adam Wallenta, is a one of a kind collector’s item features Chuck D, T.V. sensation Flavor Flav and the entire band as well as a special guest appearance by Barack Obama and a slugfest with George W. Bush!
if you like it, cop it here.
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No More Mister NICE Guy...

click the pic to peep a free preview of this new original ongoing superhero series from Mark Waid! IRREDEEMABLE dares to ask the question: what if the world’s greatest hero decided to become the world’s greatest villain? A “twilight of the superheroes”-style story that examines super-villains from the writer of KINGDOM COME and EMPIRE!
"I’ve been doing a lot of thinking in the past few years about the difference between the rules comic-book superheroes teach you and the rules the real world demands of you" said the writer in a great interview with Josh of TFAW.com "and how the lessons superheroes teach us at a fundamental age can so easily be warped and misinterpreted."
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PREVIEW: Black Panther #3


"DEADLIEST OF THE SPECIES," PART 3
The Black Panther is back...and she's badder than ever. That's right -- she! Wakanda stands at the brink: Something happened to T'Challa -- something awful -- and there's only one person who can replace him. As this brave soul embarks in the dangerous ritual to become the new Black Panther, the stakes have never been higher. An unstoppable force is headed toward Wakanda. Morlun -- Devourer of Totems -- is back, and he's hungry.

click the pic for a free preview.

holla!

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Playdough in the HOUSE, April 11th

long-time ghettoManga readers will remember when i couldn't stop talking about Dallas emcee/beatmaker Playdough. he's a record-breaking champion battle rhymer 'round these parts, more than competent maestro on beats, and as prolific as weezy f baby to boot! while on tour in australia (see what i mean?), Playdough recorded Goodonya with aussie goodfellas like DJ Flagrant and Nill Void, plus the usual suspects like Pigeon John, Con Safos, Freddie Bruno and Sean P. anyways, roll out to the Mokah Coffee Lounge in Dallas and witness this rap luminary do his t'ing, courtesy of the fine folks at ArtLoveMagic (for more info, go here). if you never heard him, go here and sample some cuts, cousin!
uno.
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Deviation of the Day


Hello Graffity by Lysol Jones
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Mos hearts him some DOOM


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Today's Black Superhero: Static

guest post by Wallrus
There is probably no teenage Black superhero with more universal appeal than Static. He's got brains, versatile abilities, a big heart, and a major sense of duty. It's no wonder he was the only superhero from Milestone comics that made it to TV albeit in a different form.


Unlike in the Static Shock animated TV series, the original Static had short hair, wore a Malcolm X hat as part of his uniform and it was his Mother he was left with; not his father. Static's abilities were electromagnetic in nature enabling him to mentally manipulate multiple forms of electricity and magnetism. He flew by levitating a manhole cover while standing on it.

While Static is an original character you could see traits in him that showed up in great heroes of the past. He had an intellect, wit, and sense of duty like Spider-Man. He was able to see the good in people and the overwhelmingly positive effect of his parents was not unlike that of Superman. Like Black Panther, he was a positive role model and exhibited much of the greatness that Black people can and do achieve in their real non-super lives. Look for him in the pages of DC Comics' Teen Titans as this character joins the mainstream comic universe and hopefully, once again, in his own comic.
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Wallruss is a teacher, traveler, comic book nerd, techie, and internet phenom. he can teach you a thing or two on his BlackSuperhero Blog, and if you're REALLY down, hit him up at Tanjectory.com
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Deviation of the Day

Extra Value Combo Alpha by Lysol Jones
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the Dynamic Duo of hipHop is back!

click the pic to download City Lights by Redman and Method Man w/UGK, courtesy of the fine folks of NahRight.com. and if you didn't know about that new Method Man graphic Novel, read my review here:
http://ghettomanga.blogspot.com/2009/03/better-late-than-never.html
holla!
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Star like Obama, Pull a card like Oh Drama

click the pic to download that new track That's That from the supervillain...
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Animated: Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee!


Iron Man vs Bruce Lee
by PatrickBoivin

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She's STRAAAAAANGE...

I came across Winston Blakely, author of the sci-fi graphic novel Little Miss Strange on mySpace today. after checking out his book, i must say, it looks pretty cool. if i get a copy, i will let you know how it was, but for now here's the sales pitch from Amazon.com:
Magic,Mischief & Mayhem!- Meet Scorpia--or Little Miss Strange as her friends & foes call her. She's a black alien sorceress who is also a time traveller... Scorpia is about to embark on a search for The Alpha Triad, A mystical device that can restore time and order to her universe.
Sounds like one of those Silver Surfer, Adam Warlock type joints...
like i said, when i get my hands on a copy, i'll let you know how it was!
holla!
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Pryde goes b4 the Fall

here's a great Kitty Pryde drawing by one of my favorite artists, Brandon Graham (Multiple Warheadz, King City, Escalator). if you click the drawing to enlarge it, you'll notice that he has also drawn a Sentinel cursing and a teeny, tiny Wolverine (with penis silohuette!) in the background. these are all tell-tale signs that he is dope!
peep more fresh t'ing from BG:
Multipe Warhedz cover, Rom, and KRS/Rakim/Soundwave joint
brief Review of King City
the Banana Joint
holla!
^__^
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Once Again, It's On...

superfly cover by Mike Mignola (Hellboy)
peep the free preview featuring the return of the Incredibles, who are back for a four issue mini-series written by Mark Waid and published by BOOM studios.
here's the pitch:
America's favorite family of superheroes finally returns, courtesy of legendary scribe Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, The Flash)! The Incredibles face terrifying new villains...and friendly new neighbors, all while Mr. Incredible hides a troubling secret from his costumed clan. Four connecting cover variants by acclaimed artist Michael Avon Oeming!
click the pic for a preview and let me know what you think!
holla!
-gM

trust me... it's DOPE!

i understand if you still haven't checked out PROOF (the 2008 ghettoManga comic of the Year, by the way) ... but you should peep the free preview of PROOF #18 (free fits ANY budget!) by clicking the pic on the left. here's the pitch:
“JULIA,” Part One
SASQUATCH AND STEAMPUNK! Proof’s a young man in 1860 London. Springhel Jack is murdering prostitutes and he may be hiding out in the circus sideshow where Proof is a featured attraction. But Proof’s mind is on something else: the beautiful “Baboon Lady,” Julia.
so click the pic and read that preview... go ahead, i'll wait.
dope, huh? you can jump on raw dog by copping this issue this wednesday at your local comic shop, but your head won't hurt so bad if you go back and start at the beginning! start with Goatsucker, which collects the first story arc... then you'll feel me, fam...
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THIS Bunny don't Play, boy...

You know what it is...
In the not so distant future, Neo-Metro is a city in turmoil. The super conglomerate P.I.M.P has extended its corrupt grasp to the highest levels of city Government, and will stop at nothing to assume complete control of the dismal landscape. Pimps, thugs, and the criminal element have run amuck, and with no one to stop them but half-baked superhero wannabees, organized crime has become the new law of the land. Enter... CoCo Gun-Bun! The butt-kicking daughter of a female mercenary, CoCo is out to avenge her mother's untimely demise at the hands of the bizzatch super-pimp, Dolla-Bill! Armed with an unimaginable arsenal of weapons, gadgets, and physical prowess, CoCo will fight her way to the top of P.I.M.P, one sucka at a time!
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kyle baker drawing new hawkman joint

legendary comics icon Kyle Baker (King David, Captain America: Truth, Birth of a Nation, Plastic Man, The Bakers, Special Forces) has completed a new Hawkman story for DC's Wednesday Comics project. in a recent interview with JENNIFER M. CONTINO of THE PULSE, Baker broke down what it takes to craft a great Hawkman story:

"Hawkman carries a mace, so it’s important for a writer to create dilemmas which can be resolved with a mace. A guy with a mace fighting a T-Rex is a good fight to watch." peep the interview here.

holla!
-gM

Quote of The Day

"Deep technical competency is overrated compared with the ability to make excellent decisions and to create a culture where forward motion is valued and personal initiative is rewarded."

Georgia on Your Mind?

cop the leak off the CunninLynguists upcoming joint Strange Journey Volume One, the remix to their song Georgia, featuring guest verses from ATL natives Killer Mike and Khujo Goodie. The album drops on May 26th and is available for preorder now at QN5.com.
CunninLynguists feat. Killer Mike & Khujo Goodie - Georgia (RMX)
Bonus: CunninLynguists feat. Slug (of Atmosphere) - Don’t Leave (When The Winter Comes)
courtesy of the fine folks at NahRight.com
uno.
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Black Superhero of the Day:Venus Dee Milo

shout out to Becca for the help-out! Venus Dee Milo made her debut in the first issue of X-Statix, a spin-off from X-force (which was itself a spin-off from X-men). She has no arms, like the Greek Statue she is named for, Venus de Milo. She discovered her powers during an argument with her parents as a young adult, causing an explosion that destroyed her grandmother's home. she flees from the guilt and eventually joins X-force. Venus is made of pure energy- without the containment suit made for her by Professor X, she wouldn't have a physical form. As a result, nobody really knew she was black until she told the team leader. She can fly, teleport from place to place, use her energy as a weapon, and heal herself and others.
this new version of X-force was created by the critically acclaimed creative team of Peter Milligan and Mike Allred and revolved around a superhero reality show that sent mutants on high-risk missions and repaid them with an instant rockstar lifestyle. after coming in conflict with the original team called X-force, who didn't appreciate these guys stealing their name, the group changed their name to the X-Statix. all this was a smokescreen for Marvel's decision to change the name of the comic to keep from having to pay a royalty to the co-creator of the original X-force, Rob Liefeld. unlike other angsty ultra-serious X-men titles, X-Statix combined dark humor with ultra-violence and social commentary to create a book that was both entertaining and unique. although the team saw members die horrible violent deaths on a regular basis, Venus lasted long enough to... well, that would be telling!
Rebecca O'neal is a freelance promoter and writer. She's well-informed and highly opinionated. If not for people like her, we might be wracked with constant fear that President McCain would die any day and we would have to endure a President Palin. get familiar with her...
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Roots, Kweli, John Forte


Black Thought, Talib Kweli, & John Forte Jr. from Okayplayer on Vimeo.

Bishop: the pre-Mullet Years

click the pick for the preview of X-MEN: the Times and Life of Lucas Bishop. this joint features interior pencils by Larry Stroman (X-Factor, Tribe), if that sweetens the pot for you...
the pitch:
Seventy years in the future, a young Bishop makes the hard journey from petty street thief to hero cop—but along the way, learns more about the green-eyed girl who damned mutants everywhere to a life of suffering and death. But when a time portal opens up, Bishop is given a glimpse of mutant life in the past… and a glimmer of hope in an otherwise murky future.
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Snoop Dogg Millionaire


Snoop Dogg Millionaire by Snoop Dogg

War Machine #4 preview

As James Rhodes' (aka War Machine) commando run against the mercenaries of Eaglestar International explodes into open warfare in the capitol city of Aqiria, our one-man-army makes two shocking discoveries. First, the horrifying secret of Eaglestar's wartech may strike closer to home than he ever suspected. And second, the only thing worse than having Ares, God of War, as an enemy...is having him as a friend!
Click the picture to view a free preview of War Machine #4
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And The Cupid Goes To...

okay, so i finally finished writing the blog posts for the 2008 ghettoManga Award Winners!
the awards usually drop in february, but with the new baby and freelance project, came late this year. awards are handed out for excellence in comics, hipHop, art and popular culture. nominees were selected by myself and anyone who wanted to write in, and winners were selected by fan votes. thanks again to all the people who contributed or voted (and especially to all the nominees for goin' hard in '08!) in the biggest gMa's yet!

this year's Winners will each receive a greeting card with the gMa trophy design ("Cupid" seen here) on it and their name and the award they won (assuming i can get a mailing address for them). eventually, we will start giving out actual trophies...

anyways, here are the winners.

Comic of the Year
Proof

Hardcover/TPB of the Year
Freakangels

OGN of the Year
Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together

Emcee of the Year
Jay Electronica

Rapper of the Year
Talib Kweli

Vocalist of the Year
Erykah Badu

HipHop/Rap Group of the Year
The Roots

Artist/Illustrator of the Year
Jim Mahfood

Cartoonist of the Year
Bryan Lee O'malley

Video of the Year
Honey by Erykah Badu

Album of the Year
Eardrum by Talib Kweli

Movie of the Year

The Dark Knight

Champion of Children
Award
Power Pack


Man/Woman of the Year
Barack Obama

peace,
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today's Deviation

kaj_elektricharot by ~psila
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The Noize


Public Enemy and The Roots on Late Nite with Jimmy Fallon

Trade PaperBack of the Year

the ghettoManga TPB of the Year is the collection of Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield's fab webcomic Freakangels Volume 1. if you are unfamiliar with Warren Ellis, he's one of the craziest and most talented writers in the freakin' free world! in addition to being a mad genius, Ellis is also mad prolific, and the british scribe has a knack for working with hot, fresh, unknown (at least to me) talent. on Freakangels, he's workin' with Paul Duffield, who is smooth, skillful and consistent.
Fans of Ellis' superhero comics work will not have any problems getting into this post-apocalyptic science-fiction tale about gifted young psychics who try to pay for the great destruction they accidentally brought on by being down-low community messiahs. exploring the lives of the twelve "strange children born in England at exactly the same moment" gets really interesting when you find out that the Freakangels all banded together to put out one of their number, and he has started hypnotizing people and sending them after his mates for revenge!
Freakangels is a slow-burning fire. if you are an impatient ADD kid, or the kind of person who hates earthbound sci-fi, character driven comics or virtuoso animation-style art ... skip it. everyone else should click one of the pics to buy the TPB, or at least peep it online for free!
holla!
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the Audacity of Hoops


click the pic to visit PresidentAwesome.com, homey!
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Still I Rise: A Graphic History of African Americans

I just found out my man Elihu Bey did the art for a graphic novel adaptation of the history of Black America called Still I Rise: A Graphic History of African Americans. as soon as i cop it, i'll be sure to review it here! but you can beat me to it... click the pic to order on Amazon.com
here's the sales pitch:
"Still I Rise: A Graphic History of African Americans is a critically acclaimed work with an impressive scope: the entire history of Black America, told in an accessible graphic-novel form. Updated from its original version—which ended with the Million Man March—it now extends from the early days of colonial slavery right through to Barack Obama’s groundbreaking presidential campaign. Compared by many to Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Still I Rise is a breathtaking achievement that celebrates the collective African-American memory, imagination, and spirit."
sounds good to me!
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