Monday 15 December 2008 – With the outcome of the recent US elections, the time seems perfect for a real black super hero. British publisher Mohawk Media have answered this call with the worldwide launch of their graphic novel starring TV tough guy, Mr. T.
Author Christopher Bunting says: “Since the announcement of Barack Obama as President-elect, plans have apparently been fast-tracked for a black James Bond, a black Doctor Who, a black Captain America. But what’s missing is a real black hero.”
“Mr. T, star of this new graphic novel, is just the man for the job.”
Bunting continues: “Don’t think that we’re simply jumping on the bandwagon. Mohawk Media released a Limited Advance Edition of the Mr. T graphic novel back in February 2008, and it was made clear that this worldwide edition was to follow.”
The Mr. T graphic novel has already courted controversy, with its storylines concerning sex offenders, domestic abuse, and kidnap.
“One of the great things about Mr. T,” explains Bunting, “is because he’s real, we can tackle all kinds of topical and difficult real-world issues.”
Mr. T, star of smash-hits The A-Team, Rocky, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – the upcoming movie based on the best selling book of the same name – attributes this factor to his successful transformation into a graphic novel star: “People can relate to Mr. T. They know what he stands for: T for tender, but if you’re a bad guy, it’s T for tough!”
“Get that message out: give people their own black heroes!”
Mr. T has shown he believes what he says by providing world-exclusive interviews and a foreword for the Mr. T graphic novel, while also acting as Executive Editor.
Mr. T continues: “I pity the fool who don’t get my book, read it, and enjoy it!”
The Mr. T graphic novel can be ordered direct from publisher Mohawk Media at http://www.mohawkmedia.co.uk/store for the exclusive price of £6.95 (UK) / $15.95 (US) including delivery. Alternatively, visit your local comic book store.
The Mr. T graphic novel is distributed to the comic book trade through Diamond Comics Distributors. A major announcement is expected soon regarding book trade and online distribution for 2009. The book’s ISBN is: 978-0956018908.