Dwayne McDuffie passed late last month, He is known for founding Milestone Media with Derek T. Dingle, Michael Davis, Denys Cowan, and Christopher Priest, he intended to create a company that was inclusive, rather than exclusive. Milestone was never simply a “black” comics company. Milestone employed people of various ethnicities, and published stories that reflected reality. upper, middle, and lower class black families, two types of Latinos starring in Blood Syndicate, a variety of sexual orientations, and more were represented in Milestone’s comics.The importance of representation in comics was clearly close to McDuffie’s heart. He wasn’t afraid to take superhero comics, which are traditionally very ill-suited to nuance, and push them to be something greater. He used quotes from intelligent writers, hard science, and metaphors to make his stories stand for something more than simple punching and moralizing. He is also noted for the award-winning, critically-acclaimed JLA Unlimited cartoon series.
“Milestone was the shared vision that we would provide the world with images that had been excluded from the mainstream for decades. Dwayne was the key to making that dream a reality to our company and comic book fans, as well as those who sought tales of adventure. Dwayne realized the importance of creating such images because they represented heroes and opportunities. He also saw comic books and animation as a way of dealing with such issues as racism, sexism, gang violence, gun control and conflict resolution without sacrificing entertainment value.”
– Milestone Media co-founder Derek T. Dingle
In Hinduism Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, music and the arts.
CIA agent Marcus Jones (Wesley Snipes)is given the assignment of infiltrating the organization of arms dealer, Frank Smith, and through him get to the president or head of a hedge fund operation based in Detroit; man named Redvale, who smith is working with. The CIA wants them both dead. It seems that Redvale Corp. has oil interests some place in Africa but the policies of the local government there is somehow cramping their style or interfering with the conduct of their business. This is where Frank Smith comes in: Revdale is financing Smith to arm rebels opposed to the government.
Wesley Snipes former CIA friends turn on him when instead of completing the mission they kill snipe’s CIA mentor and take the money that is supposed to move between Redvale and Smith. This Movie has a pretty good story touching on today’s topics like banks being rewarded for causing a financial meltdown and how wallstreet money finances wars. With that said the reason the score is kinda low was because the final fight wasn’t executed very good by the fight choreographer which is sad because the showdown involves martial arts experts Wesley Snipes and Gary Daniels. Zoe Bell stunt woman in Deathproof wasn’t really utilized either and top it off with a pretty bad ending:p.
All in all this movie is worth checking out, Wesley Snipes has good fight scenes ( – minus the last one) and the story line is very good, a lot more than people would expect for a flick with this much action.
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