February 25, 2009

Preview of Aym Geronimo

The people at Geronimo Press alerted me to a comic-book series I hadn't heard of, so now I'm alerting you to it.

Aym Geronimo and the Postmodern PioneersHeadquartered in the Wonder Wall, a complex carved into the side of the Grand Canyon, Aym and the Postmodern Pioneers dare danger, discover the delphic, defy disaster, and defeat the diabolical, using the tools of advanced technology forged by the brilliant mind of Aym and the prodigious skills of her comrades.Comment:  According to her character bio, Amythest Geronimo is 38 years old...a Havasupai Indian...a graduate of Cambridge and MIT with a PhD in engineering and technology. These traits make her almost unique in the Native comic-book world.

From the four-page preview online, the storytelling and art look decent. I gather Aym is a Native version of Kim Possible, Jonny Quest, or (if you're really old) Tom Swift.

One could compare her to Forge of the X-Men, but a bespectacled Havasupai woman is more interesting to me than a Cheyenne military veteran. Both "Cheyenne" and "military veteran" are clichés in Native-themed fiction, of course.

Anyway, I look forward to reading AYM GERONIMO someday. For more on the subject, see Comic Books Featuring Indians.


dmarks said...

" Both "Cheyenne" and "military veteran" are clich├ęs in Native-themed fiction, of course."

You can add the "Dr. Quinn" Cheyenne characters to this list of prevalent Cheyenne.

Rob said...

The Cheyenne's range included the Colorado Springs area, so I don't mind Dr. Quinn's use of them. The show's creators chose them for a valid reason, not because their name conjured romantic images of warriors riding like the wind.

John Morgan "Bat" Neal said...

"I gather Aym is a Native version of Kim Possible, Jonny Quest, or (if you're really old) Tom Swift."

Don't forget Doc Savage and Buckaroo Banzai. :) Thanks for the kind words. I look forward to your comments after you read the book. I am part Echota Cherokee and it is gratifying that she passes your scrutiny so far.

John Morgan Neal- writer and co-creator of Aym Geronimo.

Rob said...

I haven't seen Buckaroo Banzai, and it's been a while since I thought about Doc Savage. I tend to think of Savage as a physical hero, but I guess he was an intellectual hero also.

I remember the battles between Ham and Monk more than anything. Which suggests that the Man of Bronze was too perfect as a protagonist.