Immortal Heroes

Immortal heroes live in the pages of great stories. In comics, even superheroes die. However, they can live on forever in the imagination of readers. Consequently, it’s a moment when mortality becomes immortality.

A Hero’s Origin

To begin with, Zaadii Tso was a very young superhero. His first cape was from his sister’s Elsa costume and the Disney movie Frozen. By the time he was three, it was replaced by a Batman outfit replete with a cape. As a rule, the moment Zaadii put on his costume his persona transformed. Zaadii became The Dark Knight.

Sadly, Zaadii was tragically killed by a distracted driver. However, that is not where his story ends. Instead, it became part of a collection.

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Immortal Z-Hawk

As a result, Zaadii became the inspiration for the Legend of Z-Hawk. Now he’s immortalized in the comic published by Travelers Insurance. Legendary comic book creators joined to tell his story.

Comic book great Gail Simone authored the script. Then, pages 1-3 were drawn by Mark Dos Santos. In the end, the rest of the art fell on the shoulders of J. Calafiore. In addition, Jason Wright provided the colors, Dave Sharpe the letters, and the back cover was the brainchild of Jeffery Veregge.

Likewise, the 56 pages of comic book goodness are part of the Unfinished Stories collection by Travelers Insurance. There is also a video about the making of the book.

Immortal Stories

Next, came a presentation at New York Comic-Con. Zaadii’s story was shared with a wider audience. Above all, distracted driving is a tragedy that takes lives indiscriminately.

Subsequently, the Zaadii Foundation is committed to sharing the message of driver safety. Namely, that October is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Immortal heroes thrive when their story of courage is shared. Likewise, those stories can teach, they can remind, and they can inspire. Particularly, the story of Zaadii will live on. In this case, it is thanks to the talent and passion of writers, artists, and storytellers who make them eternal.

To read and download a copy of Zaadii, The Legend of Z-Hawk click this link.

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Part 2 of A Contract with God with Matt B. Lloyd of DC Comics News and Classic Comics About Will Eisner WILL EISNER was born William Erwin Eisner on March 6, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. By the time of his death on January 3, 2005, following complications from open heart surgery, Eisner was recognized internationally as one of the giants in the field of sequential art, a term he coined. In a career that spanned nearly seventy years and eight decades — from the dawn of the comic book to the advent of digital comics — he truly was the 'Orson Welles of comics' and the 'father of the Graphic Novel'. He broke new ground in the development of visual narrative and the language of comics and was the creator of The Spirit, John Law, Lady Luck, Mr. Mystic, Uncle Sam, Blackhawk, Sheena and countless others. One of the comic industry's most prestigious awards, The Eisner Award, is named after him. Recognized as the 'Oscars' of the American comic book business, the Eisners are presented annually before a packed ballroom at Comi-Con International in San Diego, America's largest comics convention. Wizard magazine named Eisner "the most influential comic artist of all time." Michael Chabon's Pulitzer-prize winning novel Kavalier and Clay is based in good part on Eisner. Also in 2002, Eisner received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Federation for Jewish Culture, only the second such honor in the organization's history, presented by Pulitzer-prize winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman. An authorized biography, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life by Bob Andelman, was published in 2005. A new biography, Will Eisner: A Dreamer's Life in Comics by Michael Schumacher has been released in 2010 by Bloomsbury. A film documentary about Eisner's career, "Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist" from Montilla Pictures (Andrew and Jon B. Cooke), premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Click To Learn More About Will Eisner Week About MATTHEW B. LLOYD Host of Classic Comics on Comics In Motion Writer and Reviewer for DC Comics News Master's Degree in Art History from the University of Louisville. Doctorate in Progressive Rock from Genesis and Rush. Father of 2 awesome daughters, husband to 1 amazing and understanding wife. Post-Doctorate in Comics from Heroes Aren't Hard to Find (Charlotte, NC) and Parts Unknown (Greensboro, NC). Managing a restaurant pays the bills. Check out "Politics in Gotham: The Batman Universe and Political Thought" for some academic writing. To Contact MATTHEW B. LLOYD On Twitter #StorytellingWithSeth #Podcast #MattBLloyd #WillEisnerWeek #Comics #Interview #Story #GraphicNovel # — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. — Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
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