Who are you? How long have you been a superhero?

Just call me G-Money. I ain’t no superhero, or none of that corny shit. I just put in work and get done what needs to get done.

So you’re a vigilante?

Do I look like Brotherman, nigga? You must be out your rabbit-ass mind. Vigilantes work outside the law. I enforce the law, dog. Shit, I AM the law. Like Judge Dreadz, or some shit!

Dred.

What?

You said Judge Dreadz. It’s Dred.

I know. I know, saddity-ass nigga. It’s your job to ASK questions, not answer ‘em, fool.

So, how did you come to acquire your armor and your weapons?

That’s classified, dog. Just suffice it to say, the Vice Lords, the Detroit branch of the Italian Mafia and a whole lot of other niggas wish I didn’t.

So, you murder gangbangers and other criminals?

See… you about to get yourself in trouble. You’d best think five times before you speak, dog. I ain’t no goddamn murderer. I’m a killer.

What’s the difference?

Murderers kill the innocent. Ain’t shit innocent about no gangbanger, no ho’, or no snitch. And the ‘hood got plenty of all of that. But not after I’m done.

What about crime in the white ‘hoods’? Do you deal with that, too?

Naw. I want to, but…the suit don’t see the need. Unless some white boy is an immediate danger to me.

So, the suit controls your actions?

Huh?

You said the suit doesn’t see a need to eliminate Caucasian criminals…

 No, I didn’t.

Yes, you did. You said…

Next question!

Oh… okay. So, do you read comic books?

Nope.

Do you read?

Oh, you funny. I’m gon’ read yo’ punk ass you’ rights, you keep talkin’.

Sorry. So, have you read Black Power: The Superhero Anthology? The story about you – Tally Marks – is in it.

Yeah, I read it. The writer, Chris Wiltz, must be a fed, ‘cause he knows a whole lot about me and I ain’t never told him shit. He’d best be careful with that snitchin’ though, ‘cause I know a lot about him, too.

What do you know about him?

A lot. I ain’t no snitch, though, so all I’ll share is the nigga’s bio. Hold up… let me check my database… here we go:

Chris Wiltz is a screenwriter, science fiction and horror writer, and journalist. He is the creator of the acclaimed web series Semi-Dead and the writer of the hit fan film Batman: Puppet Master. His award winning science and technology journalism appears on DesignNews.com.  He has also written for animation, comics, and is currently working on upcoming video game projects.

His latest work is the short story, Tally Marks, in Black Power: The Superhero Anthology.

He lives in Los Angeles, where he spends most of his time thinking up stories to keep you up at night.

Thanks, for sharing that! So, when you beat down a…

What the… Damn! They’re here! Gotta run, dog.

Wait… what’s wrong? G-Money? Wait!

*Sighs* Well… umm… Goodbye, dear reader. Check back later for more Black Power Interviews!

Black Power

About Balogun

Balogun is the author of the bestselling Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within and screenwriter / producer / director of the films, A Single Link, Rite of Passage: Initiation and Rite of Passage: The Dentist of Westminster. He is one of the leading authorities on Steamfunk – a philosophy or style of writing that combines the African and / or African American culture and approach to life with that of the steampunk philosophy and / or steampunk fiction – and writes about it, the craft of writing, Sword & Soul and Steampunk in general, at https://chroniclesofharriet.com/. He is author of eight novels – the Steamfunk bestseller, MOSES: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman (Books 1 & 2); the Urban Science Fiction saga, Redeemer; the Sword & Soul epic, Once Upon A Time In Afrika; a Fight Fiction, New Pulp novella, Fist of Afrika; the gritty, Urban Superhero series, A Single Link and Wrath of the Siafu; the two-fisted Dieselfunk tale, The Scythe and the “Choose-Your-Own-Destiny”-style Young Adult novel, The Keys. Balogun is also contributing co-editor of two anthologies: Ki: Khanga: The Anthology and Steamfunk. Finally, Balogun is the Director and Fight Choreographer of the Steamfunk feature film, Rite of Passage, which he wrote based on the short story, Rite of Passage, by author Milton Davis and co-author of the award winning screenplay, Ngolo. You can reach him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Afrikan.Martial.Arts; on Twitter @Baba_Balogun and on Tumblr at www.tumblr.com/blog/blackspeculativefiction.

2 responses »

  1. Fujimoto says:

    Wow, this one sounds different. Probably not the happiest story in the book, but it will be compelling nonetheless. Wouldn’t want any run-ins with G-Money, that’s for sure!

  2. […] *Sigh* Goodbye Regency. And see you soon, dear reader. Check back later for more Black Power Interviews! […]

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