The creators of the 2009 blaxploitation spoof film, “Black Dynamite,” are taking the film to the comic book world with the first issue hitting stores in early April.
Ape Entertainment, in partnership with Ars Nova, will be releasing the original 48-page one-shot, Black Dynamite: Slave Island, inspired by the major motion picture, which hit theaters in 2009.
The comic will pick up where the movie ends.
Below is a brief description of what to expect:
“Between the streets, Vietnam and the C.I.A., ‘Black Dynamite’ thought he had seen it all. But nothing could have prepared him for his most dangerous mission yet! In Black Dynamite: Slave Island, the world’s greatest blaxploitation sensation uses his fists of fury to shut down a secret island where the Man still plays by 1850’s rules!”
“We pick right up where the movie left off and continue with the same over-the-top action in the one-shot,” explained Brent E. Erwin, COO of Ape Entertainment. “When you are dealing with the quintessential badass, tough-as-nails hero, why would you change a thing?”
“Slave Island is a blacktastic journey into a dynamite new world,” adds the film’s director, Scott Sanders. “Ash and LoFamia created a spot-on recreation of the comics I loved as a kid, with an added Black Dynamite twist!”
The comic is written by Brian Ash (“The Boondocks”), with inks by Jun Lofamia, and is due out April 4.
On the day of its release, Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles (7522 Sunset Blvd) will be holding an event to celebrate. Comedian/actor Chris Hardwick will lead a panel that includes Michael Jai White (“Black Dynamite”, co-writer), Byron Minns (“Bullhorn”, co-writer), Scott Sanders (director, co-writer), Brian Ash (comic author, writer for The Boondocks) to chat about the making of “Black Dynamite”, and its extension into the comic world.
It will feature a live music performance by the film’s score-master, Adrian Younge and The Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra. For more about the event, visit Bit.ly/BLACKDYNAMITE.