'Shaft' To Make Comic Book Debut In December
Ernest Tidyman‘s Shaft is getting ready to jump back on to the paperback scene in a forthcoming comic book treatment. The crime-fighting private detective’s love-first, shoot-second, never ask antics are headed to the much-too appropriate comic block to continue the silver screen legacies of Richard Roundtree, Samuel L. Jackson and (as far as we’re concerned) the true larger-than-life superhero of the day Isaac Hayes, whose score for the quintessential blaxploitation film earned him more than just the baddest theme song’s credit in the liner notes, but also chalked up two Grammy’s for the composition.
It was announced earlier this week that New Jersey-based publisher Dynamite Entertainment and writing duo David F. Walker and Bilquis Evely will lead the charge in revamping the tales of John Shaft, having recently acquired the rights to both animate his story and reprint some of Tidyman’s original novels and narratives. They plan to explore the origin tales of the brooding and valiant figure, delving into how we became such a bad mother–. My only hope is that there’s some sort of accompanying disk at the end of the book, so that we can go box-to-box with a proper funk-flecked score. Keep your eyes peeled for the drop as we creep closer to the series’ December arrival and head over to CBR for the full scoop and an interview with one of the authors.