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Afro-Futurism w/Joe Illidge (Lion Forge!) & Writer, Ytasha Womack-TheGrind@6pm

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We have a VERY special show for you, citizens! Check out the latest installment of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse podcast airing every Saturday at 6pm ET. Join your favorite podcast Four Deadly Venoms clan (Dburt, Daryll B., Claire Lanay and Capt. Kirk) as they shed light on the following phenomena:  noted comic creator/editor, Joseph Illidge (DC, Milestone Media, Verge) stops by to discuss new projects coming out courtesy of graphic novel publisher, Lion Forge; and like our cinematic namesake-as a double feature-the illustrious writer, filmmaker and afrofuturist, Ytasha Womack graces Afronerd Studios to highlight her book, Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi and Fantasy Culture. The crew looks forward to picking our guests' brains regarding the good, the bad and the ugly relating to African-American and minority participation in the science fiction and fantasy genre.  Additional topics to be unpacked are: our thoughts about the Black Panther teaser trailer amassing 89 million views in 24 hours and a copy of Fantastic Four #52, the comic book which first introduced the character recently sold for 12K (90K last year for a perfect copy) ; BBC's Luther returns for season 5 and begins production in 2018;  actress, Elizabeth Banks calls out iconic director, Steven Spielberg for lack of diversity issues failing to acknowledge his helming of the classic film, The Color Purple (twitter corrects her post haste); Static Shock may be coming to the Lighning-verse afterall; 20th Century FOX buys a minority stake in BOOM Studios (Irredeemable, Lumberjanes); latest info coming out of E3 2017; And lastly, in the wake ot the success of Wonder Woman, we discuss the controversies (some countries are not showing the film due Gal Godot's Isreali ethnicity).  Call the hosts LIVE at 646-915-9620.