More than any other year this decade, 2015 had a sufficient amount of prestigious films that had distinct narratives about women being considerably perplexed and troubled with their particular situations. Perusing the films on my list, I started to realize that a vast number of them contained women longing to attain an ideal, a passion, or a faint semblance of hope that the future can and will be brighter. From all over the globe these individuals sought love and respect only to encounter threatening obstacles, some that could be overcome and others that could barely be comprehended, let alone endured.
The atmosphere that Harley found herself in in Heaven Knows What was beyond volatile and dangerous, but it didn’t prohibit her from dreaming of a better existence for herself and her lover. A lethal assassin is summoned back to her homeland to carry out a murder but is unable to do so due to her growing consciousness in The Assassin. Two women who fall spellbindingly in love in Carol each possess desires to create a lasting bond with each other despite society’s unbending morality. Looking to move up in the ranks of the FBI and make a name for herself, Kate unquestionably steps too far out of her comfort zone where she quickly meets the most ruthless of men in Sicario. And the women of Mad Max: Fury Road are acquainted with an impossible to comprehend evil but are willing to go through an unrelenting gauntlet to attain their ideal.
Eric Powell has been a busy man as of late. Last week it was announced that his amazingly awesome epic The Goon had gone digital and now MTV has debuted the first look at Powell’s new Goon spin-off miniseries Buzzard.
Buzzard will be a three-issue miniseries set in The Goon‘s universe that focuses on a former sheriff who now craves flesh! But not the kind of flesh you may assume. The Buzzard man was originally the sheriff of a town where all the inhabitants went all George Romero on him and started craving brain pancakes for breakfast. Buzzard himself was spared of the Left 4 Dead syndrome until he meets a mysterious Priest, who cast upon him a spell that intended to turn the sheriff into a zombie but instead achieved quite the opposite: a near-immortal man who must consume the flesh of the dead.
Powell talked to MTV News about the characters origins…