An ode to someone I really don't even know:
Every so-often, I come across a book so different and so refreshing, that I'm taken aback by everything it has to offer. And this particular series, The Huntress: Year One, a six-issue comic book miniseries, published by DC Comics, featuring writer, Ivory S. Madison, JD., (law professor, to you and me) is one of those rare literary flavors that we enjoy savoring-right down to the last syllable.
The first issue was released in May 2008, then collected and released as a graphic novel in late 2008 or early 2009. The "Year One" concept, invented by comics legend Frank Miller in Batman: Year One, covers the year a hero first becomes a hero. A brilliant "high concept"--comics as a metaphor for life, taken up a notch. A great take indeed.
And if it's written by someone with a name like Ivory Sophia Madison, you know it's got to be good, folks. Ivory Madison is a Nicole Kidman look-a-like, with a touch of Rita Hayworth thrown in for good measure. But beyond being photogenic, this multi-talented "broad" gets around, as Frank Sinatra would say. (Just thought I'd stir the pot a little folks. She is a self-proclaimed feminist: fair enough.)
You got it. There's not one Super Hero that could've kept me from blogging this. Not even Wonder Woman; she still counts. DC Comics, Frank Sinatra, and a girl named Ivory? This is way more than heaven for me; this is like raw sex and a Panama Gold. Never mind that my age, my fetish and my religious beliefs are all showing in one compound sentence, I can barely keep up with anything she's saying. And believe me she's got a lot to say. But that's when you know you're in the hands of a master, or better yet, in the bizarre world of a brilliant mind.
Well, the fact that she's an alluring female is enough to tilt my mind. I tend to go gah-gah for her type. And like most of the freaky thoughts that race through my mind on any given day--it occurred to me:
Before her fiancé slipped a ring on her finger, while she wasn't looking, I'll bet she was the type that either clung to a wimpy male friend or had no boybriend at all because most guys were probably too intimidated to approach her. Especially when they found out that she's a lawyer. And even her lawyer friends probably didn't dare ask her out because they were too insecure to get with a much smarter woman.
Then I thought: Ivory certainly doesn't come across as the type of woman that some day might pick a big, scary-looking mongoloid boyfriend to watch her back, just to keep all the losers from coming on to her. She's much too confident and way too self-assured for that.
I think she's the type that likes to have a good time, but she really hasn't found the right guy, after all. One after the other: either they're too boring, too insecure, not smart enough, or just plain ugly as all hell. Or maybe they think that if they commit and things go southbound, that she'll sue the life out of 'em, chew 'em up, spit 'em out, and maybe she'll burn their condos or Painted Ladies down. You know, a fatal attraction syndrome.
Have I gone too far? You know, unless I'm mistaken, she might have a great time with someone like me. And it's been 50 years, 3 months, and 4 days that I've held my breath for someone like her.
Ivory Madison, will you dump Abe for a guy like me?
But all of a sudden it hit me. I came out of my dream, and back to my senses. Come on now, a chick like Ivory Madison would never look my way. Hey, at least I didn't post one of those fancy, glamour shots or anything like that in my profile, it just looks that way. I was just trying to be honest and keep my photo up to date, so I Photoshopped my beard off, and I went too far, give or take a few blemishes. (Truth is: after my ex-wife kicked me out onto the mean streets of Jacksonville, I had scrambled to pack my camera and lost its USB cable. (Right, I absolutely refuse to spend $25 for another one.)
But as I was thinking: I'm way out of my league with someone as successful, and as talented as Ivory Madison. A Hollywood type with a sexy edge. A throw-back to the film-noir gals of yesteryear. Founder and CEO of RedRoom.com, where the writers are, and so much more. What's not to like? She's got it all. And yes--it's all good. A rebel with a cause-very delicious.
Man, back-in-the-day, I was so hooked on DC comics, but this Huntress thing: this is something else.
WHAM! BAM!...blah, blah, blah.
Congratulations Ms. Ivory Madison: you've been tagged by ProseFreak.
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