Former CIA agent, international ladies man, and sworn ass-kicking enemy of The Man… he’s BLACK DYNAMITE.
IDW Publishing is releasing a new comic book series tomorrow that will be a must for many readers’ comic book store pull lists, Black Dynamite. Based on the 2010 movie and Adult Swim animated series by Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, and Scott Sanders, the new comic book series is almost a mash-up of Shaft meets Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. Black Dynamite is the first time the character has his own ongoing monthly series. He is, of course, THE greatest action star of the 1970s–he has a way with the ladies and a way with getting in the middle of the action. Written by Brian Ash with pencils by Ron Wimberly, inks by Sal Buscema and colors by J.M. Ringuet, the first issue has the retro look of the art and design found in Bill Cosby’s 1970s animated series featuring kids living around a Philadelphia junkyard.
He’s the biggest, baddest, meanest, most not to be trifled with dude in the history of the universe and he’s coming to comics! Such superlatives could only describe one man. A former CIA agent and expert in all disciplines of international ass kicking and a thirst for the sweet nectar of justice, hero to the downtrodden, sworn enemy of the Man… BLACK DYNAMITE!
Black Dynamite is an off-the-wall introduction to the blaxploitation meets kung-fu films of the early 1970s. It’s a series you could imagine coming from Quentin Tarantino, complete with the action and the look and feel you’d find in Grindhouse. Is that Richard Roundtree and Pam Grier?
And check out that Marvel Comics circa 1975-inspired cover.
Click here for a seven-page look at Black Dynamite, Issue #1.
Black Dynamite, Issue #1 hits comic book stores tomorrow, January 15, 2014.