Last month, BLACK #2 streeted the day after the election. The timing wasn’t intentional, but we heard from a lot of readers and shops that finding a fearlessly political comic on shelves that day was important to them. We’re proud to bring audiences the next installment of this brave, important series.
HERE’S A SNEAK PEEK AT THE ISSUE 4 COVER
Written by: Kwanza Osajyefo
Designed by: Tim Smith 3
Art by: Jamal Igle
Cover by: Khary Randolph
In Stores: January 18th
“BLACK follows Kareem Jenkins, a young black teenager who gets racially profiled and gunned down by police only to discover that he is one of many black people with superpowers.”
– COMICS ALLIANCE
BLACK began its life as a Kickstarter seeking to raise $29,999 and ultimately earned almost $100,000.
WHAT IS IT?
In a world that already hates and fears them – what if only Black people had superpowers?
After miraculously surviving being gunned down by police, a young man learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it’s safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free.
X-Men meets The Wire, BLACK’s Kickstarter blazed through Black History Month 2016 earning more than three time its funding goal.
“There is, unfortunately, no better time for a comic book like BLACK to be announced and created than right now, because the visual of the young Black man wearing a hoodie and being confronted by the gun(s) of police officers is burned into our collective conscience. It is the image of one of the most prevalent and gross generalizations of our times.”
– Comic Book Resources
WHO MADE IT?
Creator and author of BLACK, Kwanza Osajyefo was a digital editor at both Marvel and DC Comics – best known for launching the latter’s Zuda imprint, which published series like the award-winning Bayou, High Moon, Night Owls, as well as Superton, Celadore, Black Cherry Bombshells, Bottle of Awesome, and I Rule the Night.
Recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comic Art, Jamal Igle is the writer/artist/creator of Molly Danger for Action Lab Entertainment. He’s penciled everything from indie faves to Marvel and DC hits, including a beloved run on Supergirl.
Since graduating from School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Cartooning and Illustration, Khary’s been involved in TV, marketing, and comics. The cover artist for BLACK, he’s worked on everything from TMNT to The Boondocks and Hellboy, as well as designs for Brooklyn Brewery – most recently he’s working on Mosaic for Marvel.
Editor’s Note: Please note that issue three has an alternative cover that is not suitable for all audiences.