The Falcon # 1
I think I mentioned a few weeks ago that the appointment of Rodney Barnes as writer on this book has given me some interest in this book where I originally had none.
Read it this morning and I like where he is going with it.
Taking it back to street level, looking at the the lives of young offenders and how society & politicians are failing them and the community around them.
The dialogue & writing is a bit heavy handed at times - but I admire the approach and this is a subject I find really interesting.
Hiring a black writer to work with black characters also adds an air of gravitas for me.
It feels much more real than some white guy doing an approximation. This may be a psychological thing on my behalf, but if I going to be preached to I want the preacher to be able to relate.
I’m not saying that white folk cant write black characters or men can’t write women or vice versa, but it happens so rarely with a black character that I can’t help feel there’s a bit more substance to this.
It’s no coincidence that G Willow Wilson writes a great book on a Muslim character, having converted herself and lived the life and no doubt observed the lives of other Muslim’s born into the religion and way of life.
The art is not the most polished, but it does the job well and oretty happy with it. There’s a lot of nice panels and it never fails to serve the story, even if it’s a bit wobbly in places. But overall I liked it.
I really dug this issue and I’m going to keep picking this book up.
I think I’d have loved this as a kid.
A bit of a fuckin minefield this kinda post, and I have not taken much time to write it - It’s not so bad on here, but people are so easily offended these days that I’m a bit nervous to open my mouth on certain subjects. So I hope folk get what I’m trying to say.