Here's gorgeousness. Friday Foster was a newspaper strip that ran from '70 to '74, and as written by Jim Lawrence and drawn by Jorge Longaron ( and Gray Morrow ), is just about the grooviest, funkiest thing ever. It's a safe bet I'd've completely ignored this strip as a kid ( ' Fashion?! Girls?! Yecch! ' ), but these days I can't get enough of it, and can almost hear the wacka wacka guitar riffs while reading it. But what's it about? Over to Friday:
You said it, soul sister. Is it too much to ask that, one time, Friday was walking through Times Square and took pics of Luke Cage bustin' up that cinema he used to live above? That's where I'm at with this one, particularly in the beautiful Harlem street scenes in this, the first batch of Sundays.
In what would seem to be blaxpoitation heaven, the mighty Pam Grier played Friday in the movies, but by all accounts, it's not that great, so best to stick with Longaron's beautiful designs and linework. Oh yeah, and when you get to the aforementioned street scene, isn't it blatantly obvious that the street punk threatening Friday's slightly patronising boss is actually supposed to be waving a knife around? Some editor sure objected to that panel.