S. Ross Browne
Ummm…I am so VERY into this right now!
But Black people in period or fantasy settings totally makes the stories unreal.
Also holy shit I love these.
How come I don’t run across this stuff regularly?
Because of racism and the retroactive erasure of POC in Medieval Europe. Pretty much the same reason you almost never see these works of art either unless you’re already looking for them:
Fifteen rape victims have formed martial arts movement and are prepared to confront abusers if no one listens to their complaints…A GROUP of women are fighting back against the sickening culture of rape which they say infects India. Fifteen determined females – all victims themselves – have trained in martial arts and are prepared to hand out rough justice if no one listens to their complaints. And the movement, called the Red Brigade, is growing rapidly following the gang rape and murder of medical student Jyoti Singh Pandey that horrified the world.In a nation where a woman is reportedly raped every 20 minutes, the group’s leader Usha Vishwakarma said: “We are fighting back – and the boot is now on the other foot.” Member Sufia Hashmi, 17, said: “We’ve caught a lot of men recently. I joined because men always used to pass comments on me and touch my body but now we beat them and they run.”Like the other members in the northern city of Lucknow, 25-year-old Usha has first-hand experience of the daily dangers women face in the huge nation – a teacher tried to rape her when she was 18. She said: “He grabbed me and tried to open my trousers. I kicked him in the crotch and ran.” Usha complained to staff but they told her to forget it and allowed her attacker to carry on teaching. She said: “Many parents tell girls to quit school so there will be no sexual violence. But we said no – this has to stop. We decided to form a group to fight for ourselves, not just complain.” MORE
Adam WarRock “The Six” (free download)
So it was network upfronts last week, and I’m sure most comics fans have probably all heard that NBC passed on Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s The Sixth Gun. This, coming on the heels of learning that Chew’s off the table, just adds to a long line of comic book adaptations that just haven’t really seen a lot of good news (Powers, Wonder Woman, Preacher, et al.). Which is complete garbage, because with the backing of people like Carlton Cuse (Lost) and a pretty awesome cast, it seemed like an obvious choice in a world that is admittedly, pretty open to being exposed to a) zombies (The Walking Dead); b) cowboy-esque dramas (Deadwood); and c) comic-based things (everything).
Apparently, it’s still got some zombie-esque life still in it, as people connected with the pilot have been saying, and there’s a chance that it could still be picked up by another network or a cable network. So I made a song in support, and in the hopes, that we will one day get to see The Sixth Gun on television. And as a shout-out and a thank you to all-around nice guys Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, for continuing to make such an amazing comic.
What’s that? You haven’t read The Sixth Gun?
Shoutouts to seeing that Chew TV show someday too.