Michael Davis: The Black Plague

Michael Davis

Master Of The Universe, Lord Of All Media, Most Interesting Black Man In the World, Sexiest Man on Earth, Mentor, Writer, Artist, Producer & Uppity.

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8 Responses

  1. George Haberberger says:

    I saw Conan the Barbarian in 1982 in downtown St. Louis in a theatre with predominately black crowd. I had read the comic adaptation and new that this big white guy with the German accent was going to cut off the head of the preeminent black actor of the time. It gave me pause, but I needn’t have worried. The crowd applauded.

    Apparently, Tyler Perry’s fans did not turn out for his Alex Cross movie either. It appears to not have made back it’s production costs, if Hollywood bookkeeper can be trusted.

    I know it is not a strictly “black” movie, but what did you think of 42?

    • Alex Cross?? WHO ever thought it was a good idea to put Perry in that role must be looking for a new job now. I hate to say it but I have not seen 42.

      I’ve been writing and illustrating a Jackie Robinson graphic novel for damn near 4 years and I’m not sure if I want to see it before I finish. I know-I have issues.

  2. Emily S. Whitten says:

    Man, Blade was a fun movie. I might need to go watch it again now. I mean, yes, some of the technical/visual stuff is dated now, but still.

    I don’t have any interest in seeing After Earth despite my liking Will Smith generally and mostly liking his movies – because (I agree) it seems kind of weak from the trailers. But I would have been all about Red Tails if I’d known about it when it came out. Too bad it wasn’t good. :(

  3. I actually heard a lengthy interview with Perry on NPR earlier in the year, and was astounded by his life story. He is an awesome human being, which confounds me, as I just cannot “get” into his movies. And I will watch anything once. I think as verbose and prolific as he obviously is, in terms of acting however he is half the talent of Don Cheadle, who I think has been criminally under-utilized in the Iron Man films.

    I read Dynamite’s comic preview of After Earth aways back and it does seem like a fun premise, but theater films very rarely meet my expectations.

    But the “all for one, one for all” of your intro struck a chord with me, as I have seen and dealt with that in the little world of small press comics. As a longtime reviewer, sometimes I am close enough to see the blood, sweat and tears that went into a work, but sometimes a piece of crap is still a piece of crap. Objectivity has to count for something.

  4. Todd Maxwell says:

    If you’ve never seen it, you should see “The Tuskegee Airmen” an HBO movie that came out years ago. They did it right. Laurence Fishburne leads an incredible cast.


  5. Bill Mulligan says:

    I think Will Smith has enough proof of his box office appeal that if After Earth bombs it won;t be claimed that nobody went to see it because they main characters are black. I think it will be seen as another nail in M. Night Shyamalan’s coffin if that happens.

    I can’t figure out the lack of Static Shock stuff…then again, these are the marketing whiz genius’ who resisted any female action figures for so long, when it was pretty bleeping obvious the women figures they did put out were snapped up like crazy. I can never understand people who are A- in business and B- resist an opportunity to have people give them money. But I see it a lot.