Who Greenlit Space Vulture?

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The creator of Roger Rabbit and an archbishop have created an homage to pulp scifi that sounds almost unbearably cheesy and derivative — and yet sort of awesome. Space Vulture, just published by Tor Books, is Who Framed Roger Rabbit writer Gary K. Wolf's tribute to Space Hawk, a pulpy scifi novel he read as a kid.


Space Vulture stars Corsaire, the "most righteous lawman in the galaxy," and his deadly nemesis Space Vulture, plus an anti-hero named Gil Terry, who starts out mean, but turns out to have a heart of gold. Oh, and there's a single mom, who prays. A lot. Because co-author John J. Myers is the Archbishop of Newark. (Sort of like being the Pope of a small asteroid, I guess.) Thanks to the writers' strike, Space Vulture was getting some attention in Hollywood, so the square-jawed Corsaire could be toting his raygun across our screens soon. [Patriot Ledger]

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Chris Braak

@B: Well, that just proves that Charlie Jane doesn't know what she's talking about, because I'm the Archbishop of Newark, and it's pretty crappy.

The way basically everything to do with Newark is pretty crappy.