Black Dynamite, the character, isn't afraid to beat the dog mess out of somebody (or outright kill them), if the situation should demand it. Mr. Dynamite also isn't afraid to get a bit freaky, should the situation demand it.
The man is a legend in the black community. He helps out people who really need it, all the meanwhile funneling justice by way of his two fists (or through the barrel of a gun, whichever is more convenient).
Adult Swim has scheduled the premiere of Black Dynamite for Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 11:30pm (ET, PT).
The new TV animation is a half-hour series. Accompanying Dynamite on his quest to clean up the streets is a team of similarly stylish, violent, and alluring allies: Bullhorn, both a player and a local politician, is the brains of the gang whose extraordinary voice makes him the ideal sidekick; and Honey Bee, who runs the area's orphanage for whores, is as sweet as she is deadly.
The new animated series invokes the flash and flair of an era of film now decades gone, where the glitz and color was harnessed as noteworthy avatars of action, drama, comedy, and good 'ol fashioned feature film escapism. Black Dynamite, as a cartoon, should fit in rather well. The 2009 film, which starred Michael Jai White (v. "Black Dynamite") and many others who reprise their roles in the animated series, no doubt tapped into a cult awareness of this chapter of film history.
Previous [AS] Animation News:
"Adult Swim 2012: Animation Upfront" at AnimationInsider.net (05/2012)