Grace Randolph

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Grace Randolph
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Randolph in 2013
Born (1987-02-05) February 5, 1987 (age 31)[1]
Alma mater New York University
Occupation
  • Presenter
  • writer
  • interviewer
Years active 2008–present
Website Beyond the Trailer

Grace Randolph (born February 5, 1987) is a comic book writer, and the host and creator of the YouTube channels Beyond the Trailer, Movie Math, and Think About the Ink.[2][3] She has written numerous comics, including Justice League Unlimited and X-Men: Nation X, as well as creating the original comic book series Grace Randolph's Supurbia.[4]

Early life[edit]

Grace Randolph studied at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and was part of the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy group.[5]

Career[edit]

Comic books[edit]

From 2008 to 2009, Randolph wrote for Tokyopop's manga adaptations of the Warcraft and StarCraft video game franchises.[5][6]

In 2009, the first comic book Randolph wrote was DC Comics's Justice League Unlimited.[7] She went on to write Boom! Studios' Muppet Peter Pan, which was a reinterpretation of Peter Pan as a Muppet story.[8] In 2010, she wrote Her-oes, a comic book mini-series about the teenage years of some of Marvel Comics' most famous female Avengers.[9][10] In 2011, she wrote for Archaia's Fraggle Rock comic.[11]

In 2012, Randolph created and wrote the original comic book series, Grace Randolph's Supurbia, which was published by Boom! Studios.[4][12][13][14] Supurbia is a Real Housewives interpretation of the superhero genre, which "explores the drama of superheroes' personal lives" within the context of a suburban lifestyle.[15][16][17] It was initially intended to be a limited, four-issue series, but was renewed due to popular interest and spawned another twelve issues.[18][19]

She has also written for Marvel Comics' X-Men: Nation X.[8][20]

YouTube and television[edit]

In 2008, Randolph created Beyond the Trailer, a YouTube channel which discusses film and the film industry.[21][22] Movie Math, a segment which covered box office performance, has since been spun off into its own, additional channel.[18] In 2012, Beyond the Trailer became a part of Penske Media Corporation's digital network.[23][24]

From 2010 to 2011, Randolph was the host of Marvel Comics' weekly web news show, The Watcher.[25][26]

In association with Bleeding Cool, in 2011 she created the YouTube channel Think About the Ink. The videos explore comic books and the comic book industry, as well as TV adaptations of comic book properties.[16][27]

From 2012 to 2013, she was associated with Movieline.[28] In 2014 and 2015, she was an entertainment correspondent for WTNH NEWS8, appearing on Good Morning Connecticut.[29]

In February 2018, Beyond the Trailer passed 700,000 subscribers and has over 566 million video views.[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grace Randolph". Facebook. 
  2. ^ "Grace Randolph". Phoenix Comicon. Archived from the original on 5 October 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Truitt, Brian (22 June 2013). "Lois Lane plays important role in 75 years of Superman". USA Today. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Levine, Katie (14 March 2012). "Comic Book Club: Grace Randolph". Nerdist. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Smith, Zack (16 October 2009). "BOOM! The Muppets Take Neverland". Newsarama. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Green, Josh (12 October 2012). "Grace Randolph & Amy Mebberson: A Look at Neverland…Muppets Style". Comics Bulletin. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Grace Randolph". DC Comics. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Grace Randolph: Comics". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  9. ^ Mahadeo, Kevin (21 January 2010). "Marvel Her-oes". Marvel Comics. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  10. ^ Phegley, Kiel (18 January 2010). "Exclusive: "Her-Oes" Hit Marvel". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "In Stores Jan. 19: Fraggle Rock Vol. 2 #1 (OF 3)". Archaia Entertainment. Archived from the original on 19 September 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  12. ^ Pahle, Rebecca (12 December 2012). "Things We Saw Today: Exclusive First Look at Supurbia #5". The Mary Sue. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  13. ^ Cronin, Brian (3 February 2015). "Went to Tell Everybody – The Fifth Beatle". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  14. ^ Sava, Oliver (14 November 2014). "Marvel finds new angles for Earth's Mightiest Heroes with Avengers Now!". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  15. ^ Cornog, Martha (29 June 2012). "Graphic Novels Prepub Alert: Abe Lincoln, Coleridge's Mariner & Lighthearted Lovecraft". Library Journal. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  16. ^ a b Truitt, Brian (6 August 2012). "'Supurbia' explores the drama of superheroes' personal lives". USA Today. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  17. ^ Scott, Marcus (17 June 2013). "17 Gay Superhero Power Couples". Out. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  18. ^ a b Wirth, Michael (3 June 2012). "Grace Randolph Gets Comic Booked!". Comic Booked. 
  19. ^ Shannon, Hannah Means (1 September 2014). "Thor's Comic Review Column – New 52: Futures End, Doghouse Special, Letter 44, Supurbia Vol. 4". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  20. ^ Tudor, Brian (20 November 2013). "What's On Comic Book Stands – November 21st". ScienceFiction.com. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  21. ^ Glenn, Cheryl (2011). The Harbrace Guide to Writing, Concise. Cengage Learning. p. 342. ISBN 978-0-49591-399-3. 
  22. ^ Johnston, Rich (13 September 2011). "Marvel Fires Grace Randolph As Their "Watcher"". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  23. ^ "Beyond The Trailer's Grace Randolph On YouTube & The Problem With Hollywood". New Rockstars. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  24. ^ West, Gillian (19 March 2013). "blinkx partners with Penske Media Corporation for memorable movie coverage". The Drum. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  25. ^ Whittaker, Richard (23 May 2014). "Girls Gone Geek". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  26. ^ Goellner, Caleb (8 August 2011). "Kirby Krackle Asks 'Who Watches the Watcher?' in New Marvel Music Video". Comics Alliance. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  27. ^ Johnston, Rich (8 July 2012). "The Women And Men Of Bleeding Cool At San Diego Comic Con". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  28. ^ "Grace Randolph". Movieline. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  29. ^ Dayton, Kels (5 October 2014). "Beyond the Trailer with Grace Randolph: "The Good Lie"". WTNH. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  30. ^ "Beyond The Trailer". YouTube. Retrieved 4 March 2018. 

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