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Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Ape Entertainment; 1st Printing edition (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936340313
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936340316
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,065,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By a.m. on April 8, 2011
Format: Paperback
The next great Black comic book character may be a character that originated in film. But this character's first comic book appearance is so damn good that his cinematic origin in not a hindrance for his place in comic books. We need comic book super Negroes wherever we can get them. Let's welcome Black Dynamite.

Black Dynamite was a 2009 independent feature film that was simultaneously a send-up of and homage to the Black exploitation (blaxploitation) films of the 1970s. The film starred Michael Jai White as the title character, Black Dynamite, a cross between Shaft and Marvel Comics' Luke Cage, out to stop a plot to rob Black men of their manhood.

In fact, the film's director, Scott Sanders, guides the film so smoothly that Black Dynamite also works as a straight action comedy. The script, written by Sanders, Michael Jai White and Byron Minns, even manages pointed political commentary and some rather subversive and occasionally racially charged humor.

Published by Ape Entertainment, Black Dynamite brings the character from the world of film to the world of comic books. Also known as Black Dynamite: Slave Island, the comic book is written by Brian Ash (from a story by the film's screenwriters, Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, and Scott Sanders) and drawn by Jun Lofamia. Slave Island is also a direct sequel to the movie.

The story begins when Black Dynamite gets a call for help from a doctor friend of his, Alex Haley (seriously). From one of Haley's patients, Black Dynamite learns about an impossible resort named Slave Island. There, the evil slave owner, Noah Hicks, runs a plantation as if it were a hellish Disney resort or bizarre bed and breakfast. There, slaves will wait on guests, and guests can watch slaves work in fields or get beaten with a whip.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bestia-Shawn on June 3, 2011
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It does have it's funny moments that I will not spoil, but there is no nunchucks, no honeybee, bullhorn, cream corn, chocolate giddy up, etc. :( but it's a verry cool comic, the art in it is soooooo retro but it's not printed in that crap newspaper paper. Have a huuuuuuge critic about the shipping though......took too dang long and arrived in an envelope and of course it got all folded up.. if shipping is gonna cost me $10 I want it well shipped and fast! It ain't the comic's fault but I guess if you'll buy it from Amazon what happened to me will most likely happen to you, soo i recommend you buy it elsewhere and bag and boarded and of course it ain't worth the money for a 48 page comic sooo try to see if you can get it cheaper elsewhere.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy on June 1, 2011
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First off, I loved the movie, and now I love this too. It uses a lot of the same style humor and cliches that the movie played with and will be loved by fans of the movie. If you're not in the cult, you may not like it, but if you're a fan, just buy it already.
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By SDolnik07 on February 17, 2013
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This is a great comic for any Black Dynamite fan! It has that retro/ vintage look and feel which Black Dynamite fans are accustomed too. The comic itself is funny, action packed and witty! A must read for any Black Dynamite or Blaxploitation fan!
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I'm a huge fan of the movie and thought I might get a kick out of this and let me say that for the most part I have never laughed while reading but this comic had me in stitches, it's exactly what I'd expect if a sequel were to be made and it reads exactly like you were watching the movie. A definite buy for a fan and really worth it for anyone with a sense of humor and not familiar with Black Dynamite.
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