Staff Picks: Black Comic Book Creators
Tue, 02/14/2023 - 11:25am by lucroe
In celebration of Black History month, we present a series of graphic novels featuring powerful stories by Black creators, exploring many aspects of race in ways both real and fantastic.
Bitter Root Vol 1 by Check Brown, Sanford Greene, Rico Rizzi & Clayton Cowless | Request Now
Set in Harlem renaissance New York, it tells the tale of the Sangereye family that use roots and potions to fight supernatural forces that threaten the world in a blend of horror and historical fiction.
Far Sector by NK Jemisin & Jamal Campbell | Request Now
This story takes the traditional Green Lantern superhero story and reworks it into an Afrofuturist police procedural set in a distant alien world. Green Lantern Jo Mullen is sent to a planet in a far sector of space to investigate a murder, but what she uncovers will shake this utopian world to its core.
Black by Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith 3, & Jamal Igle | Request Now
Black presents a very different superhero tale. A young black man who is shot by police only to discover he has super powers, one of many people around the world, all of whom are black. Race and power are upended in this searing drama.
March, Volume 1 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell | Request Now
This award-winning autobiography, told in 3 volumes, tells the tale of congressman Johns Lewis, a pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement. This first volume details his early life and the struggles for justice. March is the story of a man, a movement and a nation.
Ironheart Volume 1 : Those with Courage by Eve Ewing, Kevin Libranda, Luciano Vecchio, Geoff, & Matt Milla | Request Now
This follows the story of Riri Williams, a brilliant M.I.T student that creates an armored suit as powerful as Iron Man. See as this brand-new hero finds her way in the larger Marvel Universe. Can she defeat one of Spider-man's oldest foes, and get her classwork done? Soon to be a series on Disney +