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What Are You Reading? with Thomas Hall

Milk & Cheese

Welcome once again to What Are You Reading?, where we share what comics, books and other good stuff we’ve been checking out lately. This week our special guest is Thomas Hall, writer of the science fiction/fantasy comic Robot 13.

To see what Thomas and the Robot 6 crew have been reading, click below.

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‘Racially charged reinterpretation’ of Black Terror hits at just the right time

Blackest Terror

Sometimes the right project hits at just the right time to take advantage of the 15-second media frenzies that pop up … take, for instance, Eric M. Esquivel and Ander Sarabia’s Blackest Terror, “a new, racially charged reinterpretation of the 1940’s superhero ‘The Black Terror.'”

You guys know who the Black Terror is, right? He’s a public domain character from the 1940s who has popped up often in comics over the last 20 years or so, in places like Dynamite’s Project Superpowers, Image’s Next Issue Project and more. You can find more information on him at the Public Domain Super Heroes wiki.

This latest version is one of five self-contained one-shots coming from Moonstone Books by Esquivel and Sarabia, as they reinterpret Golden Age characters like Black Terror, Moon Girl and Super American. Here’s the description of the book:

The Blackest Terror is a pioneer in what sociologists have dubbed “the super hero subculture,” a collection of racial and social minorities who feel underserved by the mainstream legal system and have decided to take matters into their own costumed hands. How will the world react to these benevolent outlaws? Will they become celebrated symbols of humankind’s capacity for good or hated catalysts of a bloody revolution?”

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