So this landed on my radar this weekend: The creators of Legend of the Mantamaji are making a live-action short film! The Legend of the Mantamaji is a three-part (so far) graphic novel from Eric Dean Seaton and Brandon Palas. It is the origin story for a new Black superhero, Elijah Alexander, featuring lots of great characters of all races and a villain you can really love to hate.

A teaser trailer is out, signaling the end of filming and the beginning of post-production, so with any luck we’ll have this one on our small screens to watch and enjoy soon. They are being particularly mysterious about the exact appearance of the Mantamaji in the finished product, but as you can see, there will be plenty of the kind of action you’d expect based on the books. Here’s the trailer for your entertainment.

And if you haven’t picked up issue one of Legend of the Mantamaji, I recommend it. You can read Issue #1, Issue #2, and Issue #3 reviews here.

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  • L.E.H. Light


    Editor, Writer, Critic, Baker. Outspoken Mother. Lifelong fan of sci fi/fantasy books in all their variety. Knows a lot about very few things. She/Her/They.

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