Yesterday, news broke that screenwriter John Ridley will be writing and directing a film adaptation of his The American Way comics. Today, he talked to io9 about where his head’s at in transforming his story from medium to another, and one big change that’s going into the script.
John Ridley’s been a screenwriter and producer for decades, known for his work on Three Kings, 12 Years A Slave, and American Crime. But he’s also been creating an entire comic universe, too, in his historical superhero series The American Way, published by DC Comics. Today we learned those comics are going to be the…
In cape comics, it’s not uncommon for superpowered beings to find themselves operating on opposite sides of an ethical divide. Most times, when one character feels like the other has gone too far, disagreements get settled with punches and explosions. Superfights will probably still happen in The American Way: Those…
Missy Deveraux used to be Ole Miss, part of a government super-team used to make people believe heroes were protecting America. Now she’s running for political office on a platform of old Southern values, during a time of great anger and change.
With main characters who are former superheroes trying to pursue justice in the turbulent 1960s, The American Way: Those Above and Those Below is a comic book series about revolutions old and new. Fires start burning in the series’ latest issue and writer John Ridley talks to io9 about what it all means.
Maybe you’ve seen Three Kings, Twelve Years a Slave or American Crime. Maybe you know that the Oscar-winning writer/producer behind those works also scripts comics, too. Last week at San Diego Comic-Con, John Ridley talked about why.
To read John Ridley’s original run on the DC/WildStorm comic book series The American Way is to look at America’s legacy of anti-black racism in a way that’s divorced from time.