White Graphic Novel Brings Back Black Superhero World

first_imgStay on target Watch These Movies Before ‘Don’t Let Go’‘Cannon Busters’ Is The Black Anime We’ve Been Waiting… In White the full-on backlash to the newly revealed superpowered Black people is on. In this “fantasy” world America has elected a gross racist president named Theodore Mann, “whose family exploited empowered blacks for centuries.” We once again follow Kareem “X” Jenkins using his status as a wanted terrorist to distract the Mann Administration from the real resistance happening within The Project. And there should be plenty of cyborg soldier action in-between the social commentary.White’s Kickstarter model is a little different this time. Backers will get all six issues at once as well as variant covers before they go out to retailers. And the more backers the project gets the more covers get added, including a potential cover from legendary Milestone co-founder (and Static co-creator) Denys Cowan. The original team is also still intact. Along with writer Osajyefo, there’s designer Tim Smith 3, editor Sarah Litt, illustrator Jamal Igle, and cover artist Khary Randolph.The White Kickstarter is looking for $40,000 and it’s already over halfway there with three weeks left in the campaign. So if a world of superpowered Black people fighting back against the Mann sounds good to you (and it should) check it out for yourself. Expect issues to start arriving about a year from now. And in the meantime, check out all of our other geek culture Black history coverage.Buy Black Vol. 1center_img The graphic novel Black had a premise as hard-hitting as its title. What if the only people in the world who had superpowers were Black people? That’s a concept rich enough to support an entire world, a universe even, a different stories exploring how society would react. What would be different, what wouldn’t be.Fortunately for us, writer Kwanza Osajyefo, along with collaborating artists and their publishing partners at Black Mask Studios, have been steadily building out the Black universe for years. In addition to the original Black there have been numerous Black AF spin-off books focusing on different characters and their unique struggles. Last year’s Black AF: America’s Sweetheart put a fascinating Black conservative spin-off on the Superman story and took the Black superpowers conceit to terrifying potential logical conclusions.But now it’s time to return to the main Black trilogy with volume two, White, a new graphic novel now on Kickstarter.last_img

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