The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of BLACK DYNAMITE #1 from IDW Publishing. The story is by Brian Ash, pencils by Ron Wimberly, inks by Sal Buscema, colors by JM Ringuet, lettering by Chris Mowry, and Jillian Apfelbaum is the story consultant.

Black Dynamite is a hero for the black community, at least he was. In a flashback we see Dynamite defeat Too Swole, but he finds out (by ROOTS author Alex Haley!) that he is perceived to be more of a detriment than a positive force for the community. So he decides to leave them and wander across the county. Fast forward several years later, Black Dynamite is discovered by a group who he mistakenly believes they are CIA. So who are they and what do them want from him?

The book is based off the Blaxploitation parody film (and cartoon) of the same name. It’s a humorous story (I laughed out loud a bit), but not for everybody. It’s awesome to see comic legend Sal Buscema in action again. His inks work well with Ron Wimberly’s great pencilwork. I’m curious to see where things go from here.

BLACK DYNAMITE #1 is in stores now, or available to order at www.IDWPublishing.com.