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Christopher L
6201 Pisgah DR NW
(North West)
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the project

The Talented Tenth Saga will be an 8 issue, limited run comic book series and film.  This series is unique for many reasons.

  • First of all, it will feature real people versus hand drawn or CGI characters. This is why actors and actresses will be sought.
  • Secondly, the main characters in the world of The Talented Tenth Saga will be diverse as the world we live in.
  • And lastly, all 8 issues will be given out for free and can be read at beauty shops, barber shops, schools, libraries and other organizations in local communities starting in Madison County, Alabama and beyond. The film will be uploaded to YouTube and other platforms for free to enjoy and view.

We want to place a comic book in the hands of readers who don't go to comic book stores because they don't see themselves in the leading characters of heroes and villians. They will be able to get them in places they never suspected; At barber shops they can read while they get their haircuts and in beauty shops as they get their hair done. Non-profits organizations, foster homes, and civic organizations can give the Talented Tenth Saga out to kids for FREE, along with the sense of hope and the ability to ignite a spark of their imagination. Also, free digital downloads will be available at IndyPlanet, a comic book website, of all 8 issues for kids and anyone else to view on phones, tablets, and computers. 


I love Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the Avengers. They are my heroes. Becuase that's the only heroes I saw growing up, now I'm writing my own comic books.


I'm writing them for the rest of us.


If you want something you never had, you must be willling to do something you never did. Come along for the ride. 


P.S. Did we mention the companion film that will be free to watch on YouTube and other platforms?

the steps

  1. January 5th 2019: First table read of script/comics.

  2. Mid-February 2019: Begin principle filming

  3. March 1st 2019: With costumes purchased from fundrasier, begin filming final two issues.

  4. Next 2 to 3 months: Begin editing and making comic books

  5. Within the next month: Begin voice-over work for film in comic book style.

  6. Completion By July-August 2019 

why we're doing it

I have worked in Law Enforcement in Corrections for the last 15 years. I see young men and women come into my jail in Madison County, and I see in their eyes at times the lack of hope from coming from estranged homes and from not having role models. We can put role models in their hands. They need to know that role models do look like them. Some of them are police officers, doctors, teachers, and some are on the comic books pages wearing capes.


Now in 2019, everyone should have heroes that look like them. We are a population of women and men, Asian, Native, Hispanic, African-American, and Caucasian. This comic book series will reflect that.


“Everyone deserves heroes that look like them,” from A CONTENT-ANALYSIS OF RACE, GENDER, AND CLASS IN AMERICAN COMIC BOOKS by Matthew Facciani, Peter Warren, and Jennifer Vendemia, University of South Carolina, 2015


Summary: We conducted a content-analysis on Modern Age American comic books recording the gender, race, and class of the main and background comic book characters. Our data shows that white males are the majority of overall characters, main characters, and aggressors in altercations. With regard to class, black characters were more likely to be represented as having lower socioeconomic status compared to white characters. Black background characters were significantly underrepresented overall compared to white comic book readers. The implications of the under-representation of women, people of color, and women of color in comic books are discussed for perpetuating stereotypes in those who read them.


As a young boy in the mid 1980s, I would walk home from school and stop by the local drug store. In the corner of the store would be a small rack filled with comic books. My first comic book was Captain America for 75 cents. (Yes, comic books used to be that cheap!) As I got older and by that time had hundreds of comic books, hardly none of them looked like me. 


There is now room in comic books to have heroes that resemble all readers and not just a segement. We desire to entertain and bring geekness to everyone both young and young at heart.This is where it begins. Help us to make that happen. 


Costumes and accessoroes= $240


Books Purchased to Donate=$500 



ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $50
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $30



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