29th May 2017
The new website Zatswan.Com has launched, along with my series Zatswan: Multiversal Guardian, a comic book of cosmic proportions. If you aren’t content with how DC Comics has handled Green Lantern John Stewart, this is the comic for you. See the promotional video below:
Seven pages of the first chapter are currently posted on the site, and there will be updates every Sunday and Wednesday with new pages.
To find out more about this new series, check out the About page:
“Looking back on my history with Green Lantern, I can describe it as frustrating. Reading the comics was often annoying, and I found the fandom instantly hostile. Many of the fans seemed to hate John Stewart and the fact that he was on the Justice League show, as they believed one of the numerous white incarnations of Green Lantern to be more worthy and fitting for the spot.”
If you’re curious about some of the Zatswan characters, there is information about them on the Characters page.
“A.C. Cooper is at a crossroads in life, where he can choose to keep trying to make his current situation work, or surrender himself to an outrageous adventure by becoming Zatswan, a mighty cosmic warrior who keeps peace throughout various parallel universes.”
If you don’t feel like waiting for pages of Zatswan to be posted, you can read the whole first chapter by going to the Store and purchasing a .pdf file of the complete chapter. There are also music tracks from Zatswan Perfect Selection (heard in Zatswan videos) there for download.
Have a look at the Illustrations page where I dump artwork:
Zatswan.Com has a neat segment called “Black Character Showcase” where I discuss and rate various black characters in science fiction and fantasy entertainment. We start things out with Harlan Band from the Nickelodeon show Space Cases. Click on the link below to read more.
“I wouldn’t at all be surprised if Harlan was originally conceived as a white character, or just a race-less character. Not that anything is wrong with any of that. I just want to point out that I imagine this is a case of us (science fiction/fantasy fans who like seeing black characters in strong roles) getting enormously lucky rather than the production setting out to “make a difference,” as in the case of a show like Static Shock. Harlan’s “blackness” is never once mentioned and is always a non-issue, which, for me, is perfectly fine.”
If you like what you see, you can find out more about supporting the Zatswan project by watching this video:
You may also visit the Support page.
“I created Zatswan largely because I was tired of that. Instead of just being frustrated and complaining, I decided to take control. After many years of being left out and let down, I realize the only sure path to fulfillment for people who want to see what I do, is for them to be involved in the production process with key decision making roles. That doesn’t just mean writers, but also the people who approve what is written and decide the direction of a project.”
Keep visiting Zatswan.Com for new content. This isn’t just a place where comic book pages will be posted. There will be more articles about Zatswan and other things that may interest you.
I’ll see you soon!