Jean Grae Fights Deadpool in New Comic Book

Jean Grae is the epitome of cool. From rapping, to starring her own online sitcom, to publishing her own audiobook, Jean pretty much does what she wants with an undeniably enchanting sense of humor and unwavering awesomeness. While it’s no surprise the New York City-based emcee is a comic book aficionado, as her name is a play off of the telepathic X-Men superhero Jean Grey, she has reached certified nerdom with her guest appearance in an upcoming issue of Deadpool’s series.

In Deadpool #25, the “Merc with a Mouth” causes Jean and her puppy to tumble off of their bike. That is when Jean (as I’m sure she would in real life) gives Deadpool a swift right hook to the dome. Jean has since took to Instagram to reconcile with her newly found nemesis, “I want Deadpool to know that yes, I was angry about this bike incident, but we can work it out. I love you, Deadpool.”

Artist and fellow Jean Grae enthusiast, Mike Hawthorne is responsible for immortalizing the femme fatale in the issue. The two have a history, having joined forces on the video trailer for Jean’s upcoming Cake or Death album.

Deadpool Vol. 4, Issue #25, guest starring Jean Grae will hit your local comic book shop this May.

- Khari Clarke (@KINGCLARKEIII)



I agonized over posting this, because it does profit me in an indirect sense, and I didn’t want to seen as exploiting a controversy for the attention. But this is a worthy thing, I think, and I do want people to know about it. Twitter convinced me: Fuck it, just post it. I’ve praised Transhuman Games in the past for similar reasons and told people to buy their game.

This is David Hill. He and his wife Filamena freelance for Onyx Path Publishing.


Both David and his wife (referred to by their company name) were among the people vilified in the latest Escapist piece because they’re outspoken opponents of GamerGate.

I’m fairly sure the project David’s referring to is V20 Dark Ages, which currently has a Kickstarter for a deluxe edition. It’s a standalone Dark Ages supplement for the Vampire: The Masquerade tabletop RPG (V20 references Vampire’s 20th Anniversary Edition). David’s developing it, and got a rockstar group of writers to help put it together.

Onyx Path is very proud of our tradition of diversity and inclusion.

The world portrayed in V20 Dark Ages looks like this:




A wide range of cultures, sexes, and skin tones. This isn’t a whitewashed Northern-Euro-centric piece. David has specifically called out the excellent medievalpoc as inspiration for his design goals.

The final hardcopy (450+ full-colour pages!) is going to be gorgeous, but even with a PDF pledge, you’ll be getting a ton of extra material via the stretch goals we’ve been hitting regularly. The Kickstarter went live on Tuesday and we’re already past 300% funding, and we’ve successfully delivered on 7 Kickstarters so far, so this is a fairly safe bet.

I’m pretty excited about it, and I hope you’ll consider throwing a little support our way, and get a really sweet book out of the bargain.

Wow! This looks fantastic! I’m overjoyed to be cited as inspiration.