After the death of his mother, Devin Maxwell joins Titan Force, an organization that collects supernatural artifacts using super powered agents. Devin quickly rises to become a brash, yet successful agent under the field name: Streetslam. He forms a pseudo family with his friends and fellow agents at Titan Force.
Devin’s allegiances are put to the test after an enigmatic billionaire offers him the chance to revive his mother, but only if he turns on his new family and steals a mysterious item from the Titan Force vault.
Marvel has announced at San Diego Comic Con, that they will have their first black female comic book writer… ever!
Roxane Gay is currently writing a collection of Short Stories called Difficult Women, and has written several novels, including one called An Untamed State that will have a movie adaptation released in 2017. Regardless of the projects on her plate, she asserted that she could not turn down the opportunity to work on this book. She stated:
“The opportunity to write black women and queer black women into the Marvel universe, there’s no saying no to that.”
Gay will be teaming up with Ta-Nehisi Coates for a separate story in Marvel’s current Black Panther run.
This is huge and deeply important for crafting Radical Black Imaginations for youth as well as adults. Representation always matters. Shout out to Marvel for taking steps to diversify their staff as well as their heros.