BLACK VOL.1 Hits Shelves This Week


This week, the complete 6-issue mini-series BLACK comes to comic shops in a collected paperback edition.

Black Mask is proud to bring you this bold and important comic book, which sets the stage for an entire line of upcoming comics. Following this month’s release of BLACK, VOL 1, the expanded line begins next month with BLACK [AF]: AMERICA’S SWEETHEART.

“Three black teenagers in Bedford-Stuyvesant are shot by police officers in a case of mistaken identity.

One of them, Kareem Jenkins, survives and learns a secret: Only black people have superpowers. How does the world react as the truth is exposed?

This is Black, a new comic book series about black characters by black creators.”
– The New York Times

“Among the more provocative titles on Black Mask’s new slate is BLACK, created by Kwanza Osajyefo, the former editor of DC imprint Zuda, and Tim Smith 3.
It tells of a young man who discovers he is bulletproof after getting gunned down by police.

– The Hollywood Reporter

“A young black person gets shot by police.
This time, he gets up, discovering that he’s more powerful than he ever could have imagined.

In a time when the African-American community’s fraught relationship with the police is making headlines across the world, BLACK is shaping up to be a superhero comic ripped right out of some of modern America’s biggest social issues.”
– io9

BLACK, Vol 1

Written by: Kwanza Osajyefo

Designed by: Tim Smith 3

Art by: Jamal Igle

Cover by: Khary Randolph

In Stores: November 1st


“BLACK engages in some very heavy subject matter somewhat more catered to a mature audience, but Black Mask’s new graphic novel America’s Sweetheart is purposefully oriented more towards younger readers.”

Created by: Kwanza Osajyefo & Tim Smith 3

Written by: Kwanza Osajyefo

Illustrated by: Jennifer Johnson

Cover by: Sho Murase

In stores: December 6th


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