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First Black Female Comic Book Owner Graces Cover Of Marvel Comic

Ariell Johnson, the first Black woman currently running a comic book store, is now the cover girl of a recent Marvel comic.


According to For Harriet, Johnson, owns Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc. in Philly, will appear on a variant cover of “Invincible Iron Man #1” where she will be posed next to Marvel superhero RiRi Williams, the science genius who enrolled at MIT at the age of 15. Apparently the cover is made possible by Johnson’s colleague Randy Green.

When the email went out about potential variants for stores, he was really excited and took it upon himself to work out the [details]. It was really his hard work,” she told ABC News.

I knew what it was supposed to look like, but having the actual art in front of you is so much different. It’s really exciting.

Johnson says Storm of The X-Men allowed her to see herself for the first time in comics.

When you are a person of color, you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel to find someone you can identify with. I always felt like I was watching other people’s adventures,” she explained.

Being introduced to Storm was a pivotal moment for me because had I not come across her, I might have grown out of my love for [comics].

The first image of the book, which goes on sale next month.

Welp! Mother of Eric Garner’s ‘Love Child’ Files Restraining Order Against His Daughter

Daughter Of Eric Garner Leads Protest March In Staten Island

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Eric Garner’s one-time girlfriend Jewel Miller, who had child with the slain New Yorker while he was still married, filed a restraining order against Garner’s daughter because of threats made on Facebook, New York Daily News wrote.

“Who wanna slap jewel fa me?… So if your reading this post and standing next to her smack the s— out of her and remind her she was a side piece and nothing more,” Erica asked.

“Jewel Miller is an embarrassment to my dad’s legacy. She never in the paper for anything positive just gossip and negative petty s—,” she wrote in another post.

A Staten Island Surrogate Judge Robert Gigante granted the protective order that suggested that Legacy could be hurt because of the threats.

While the subject of such venom is Ms. Miller, I am concerned that should anything untoward occur, Legacy could be hurt either intentionally or in the commotion of a fight,” Lawyer Lorraine Coyle wrote in a letter.

This is just par for the course between Garner’s children and Miller. Last month, Miller filed suit forcing Garner’s family get a DNA test to prove they were related to Eric Garner to prove they were entitled to the $7 million settlement made over his death.

Lordt! Man Lights Wife on Fire After Spraying Hair Spray on Her

Caution Tape

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A Louisiana was arrested after allegedly lighting his wife on fire during an argument.

According to CBS News,  John Emmett Harleaux, 28, was arrested Tuesday on a felony count of domestic abuse by burning. The incident, that took place in September, started with Harleaux spraying his wife with flammable hair spray. He then proceeded to take out a lighter and light her on fire when she called her mother.

His wife suffered from second- and third-degree burns on her back, arm and shoulder

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