Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
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AK AK AK!

Via thebitterguy, behold AK Comics, the first locally-produced Arabic superhero comics! Located in Egypt and with a touchingly sincere mission statement, AK has rolled out four titles so far and ambitiously projects six more by next year.

I honestly don't know what to think about this stuff. On the one hand, it's probably pretty bad (though I won't know until I get some, which I definitely intend to), and the English-language stuff on the website is written by someone whose grasp of English is not exceptionally refined (check out the character info for some fun, like Rakan's arch-enemy "Chest Master"), but, you know, their submission guidelines and company info page is about ten times more professional than that of most American comics companies, and the art, from what little I've seen, is no worse and maybe even a little better than plenty of people getting regular work for the Big Three over here.

Maybe I'm being overly charitable, since I've been so desperate the last, oh, 30 years or so for an Arabic character in comics who isn't a total stereotype. Anyway, AK COMICS! Right?
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