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From Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson and Eric Calderon, the team that brought you the Emmy-award-winning, best-selling AFRO SAMURAI comes their next original series-COLD SPACE. When an on-the-run outlaw crash-lands on a hostile planet on the brink of civil war, he finds himself in the crossfire between two warring factions. But in chaos lies opportunity-because where there's money to be made. A hard-boiled sci-fi action-adventure with covers by Eisner Award-winning artist Dave Johnson and IRREDEEMABLE cover artist Jeffrey Spokes!
Not a terrible read, but it’s kinda clunky and has some plot holes. I like Mulberry though. He’s a badass. But Dee? What’s with the hooker gear? Pu-leaze! Now, let’s talk artwork. Excellent drawings and the dark colors fit the theme, but some of it is very hard to read. Talking bubbles are ok since they’re white with black lettering. But any kind of narration or “in the head” type of stuff had dark lettering and dark background. Not good. Next to impossible to read unless in bright light and thus it irritated the fuck outta me. All-in-all it could have been much better, but it’s a fast read, so give it a whirl.
Do not read this, listen to it.
Besides the veritable buffet of Hollywood A-listers from various ethnic backgrounds providing narrations, there’s beautiful music and songs in the interludes between stories and in the stories themselves. I’ve derived much enjoyment from the imaginative and enthusiastic performances from the narrators, most of whom possess great skills with accents. Even if you don’t recognise a couple of the narrators’ names, odds are you’d recognise their faces.
Whoopi Goldberg and Hugh Jackman’s performances were outstanding though most were above average.
Urban legends, origin stories, fables, parables, myths, magic, time travel, African versions of well-known fairy tales, clever and devious characters, and emotionally touching stories – what more could you want?
Well, the publisher has donated 100% of its takings from the audio to Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Artists for New South Africa who work with children affected by HIV/AIDS.
Here’s a rundown of the folktales: