First Trailer for New Line’s ‘Shaft’ Hits

The first trailer for the upcoming 2019 Shaft film just hit! “Shaft is the next chapter in the film franchise featuring the coolest private eye on any New York City block. JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best […]

‘Shaft’ Teaser Trailer, Poster Released Ahead of Tomorrow’s Trailer

“Too much Shaft to handle” is kind of our favorite movie tagline for 2019 so far because sometimes we’re actually 14. A new poster and teaser trailer were released for the Shaft team up movie coming from New Line Cinemas: The full trailer is expected to hit tomorrow, we’ll let you know when it does. Shaft […]

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Creators Discuss Why Black Heroes Matter at NYCC 2017

Panelists David Walker (Luke Cage, Shaft, Cyborg), Ryan Benjamin (Teen Titans), Uraeus (Jacyen Wise, Black Heroes Matter), Karama “Blerdgurl” Horne ( and Faith Cheltenham ( participated in Saturday’s “Black Heroes Matter” NYCC panel hosted by Carl Varnado (Blacks in Gaming) which drew a packed crowd. Everyone on the dais wore special “Black Heroes Matter” T-shirts […]

Brown Sugar To Make Amazon Channels A Bad Mother…Shut Your Mouth!

Are you a fan of influential ’70’s “blaxploitation” films like Dolemite and Cleopatra Jones (…if you’re not, then you should probably stop reading this and get some serious help)? Are you a Amazon Prime member?  If you answered in the affirmative to both of those questions, then things are about to get really groovy for […]

David F. Walker Addresses Writing The Bigger Characters For Marvel

David F. Walker talked with Ask Marvel and answered a few questions. The first being what characters are the most difficult to develop in a story. Walker talked about tackling the bigger characters and how if you do something that is even slightly out of character, fans will notice and be upset. He also addresses […]

Shaft… We’re Just Talking About A Reboot

Tim Story, the director of the Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, is being given another popular franchise to reboot… Newline is giving him Shaft. This will be the third time the Ernest Tidyman character will be adapted for the big screen. In 1971 Richard Roundtree starred in Gordon Park’s classic blaxploitation […]

Exclusive Early Look At The Crime & Espionage Titles Shipping From Dynamite February 2017

Here we have an exclusive early look at the covers and solicitations for the crime and espionage titles from Dynamite Entertainment shipping in February 2017. The books include James Bond: Hammerhead, James Bond: Felix Leiter, Intertwined, The Green Hornet: Reign of the Demon, Grand Passion and the collected editions of Shaft: Imitation Life and The […]

Exclusive Extended Previews Shaft, The Shadow And Devilers

Here we have exclusive extended previews of the titles shipping form Dynamite this week. There is Shaft: Imitation of Life #4 by David F. Walker and Dietrich Smith as the only individual issue of the week. Then there are two trades, Devilers by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Matt Triano and The Shadow: The Last Illusion […]

Exclusive First Chapter From The Shaft Trade Paperback

Coming out this week from Dynamite Entertainment is the collected trade of the first Shaft mini-series by David F. Walker and Bilquis Evely. The series looked at Shaft before he became the character we’ve seen in the Richard Roundtree movies. Here we have 22 pages from the trade, the first chapter. The trade hits stores this […]

David F. Walker Continues Shaft In Both Prose And Comics This February

David F. Walker will continue his work on Ernest Tidyman’s iconic private detective John Shaft in both a new prose novel and a comic series from Dynamite Entertainment. Both books are scheduled to be released in February 2016. Shaft’s Revenge is the first Shaft prose novel in 40 years. Shaft: Imitation of Life will pick […]

David Walker Calls On Warners Not To Make A Comedy Shaft

David Walker, writer of DC’s Cyborg, the recent Shaft comic book and the recent Shaft sequel novel argues against the making of a comedy remake of Shaft given the news that the creator of Black-ish, Kenya Barris has been hired by Warner Bros’ New Line to co-write the script. In an open letter, he uses reasons […]

Bilquis Evely’s Work On Shaft #6

Yesterday we showed you the winners of the 2015 Glyph Awards with Shaft winning Story of the Year. Here we have some of the art from the series by Bilquis Evely with colors by Daniela Miwa. This is from the sixth issue that ends the miniseries. David F. Walker wrote the script for Dynamite Entertainment. […]

Shaft Wins Glyph Award For Story Of The Year

The 2015 Glyph Awards were announced Sunday night for comics made in 2014. The Glyph Awards recognize the best in comics made by, for and about people of color. The goal of the awards are to encourage more diverse and high quality work and to inspire new creators to join the field. The awards were […]

“So, What’s Shaft, Is That Like Black Dynamite?” – David Walker Talks Shaft

David Avallone, writer of Legenderry: Vampirella #3, talks with writer David Walker about Shaft #5, both on sale now..Covers by Francesco Francavilla and Denys Cowan. DAVID AVALLONE: I love the book, and it’s great to see someone doing powerful work with such an iconic character. Do you remember the first time you saw the movie? […]