Shut Yo Mouth!

Dynamite has a long history of dealing with licensed properties. Pulp heroes from the past like The Shadow and Green Hornet. Current properties like Game of Throes and Pathfinder are among their titles as is the legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter of Mars.

And now… Shaft. 

I am awash with conflicting feelings of excitement and despair.

Excitement because, hey, it’s Shaft! He’s the black private dick who’s a sex machine to all the chicks! He’s the cat that won’t cop out when there’s danger all about! I mean, They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother–SHUT YOUR MOUTH!

I’m just talkin’ ’bout Shaft…

But, it does bring up the despair because I have to ask not is Shaft read for 2014, but rather is 2014 ready for Shaft? The times have changed a bit since Ernest Tidyman introduced us to this pop-culture icon. So, it’ll be interesting to see how Dynamite handles Shaft returning to the modern mainstream.

For now though, our version was handled by David Namisato:

David Namisato is an illustrator in Toronto, Canada. David is currently working on two creator-owned comics, a fantasy adventure series called “The Long Kingdom” and a Japanese language comic strip called “Mark to Minna” (English: Mark and the Gang).

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