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The Resource Black, Volume 1, Kwanza Osajyefo, creator/writer ; Tim Smith 3, creator/designer ; Jamal Igle, illustrator ; Khary Randolph, cover artist ; Sarah Litt, editor ; Robin Riggs, inks ; Derwin Roberson, tones ; David Sharpe, letters

Black, Volume 1, Kwanza Osajyefo, creator/writer ; Tim Smith 3, creator/designer ; Jamal Igle, illustrator ; Khary Randolph, cover artist ; Sarah Litt, editor ; Robin Riggs, inks ; Derwin Roberson, tones ; David Sharpe, letters

Label
Black, Volume 1
Title
Black
Title number
Volume 1
Statement of responsibility
Kwanza Osajyefo, creator/writer ; Tim Smith 3, creator/designer ; Jamal Igle, illustrator ; Khary Randolph, cover artist ; Sarah Litt, editor ; Robin Riggs, inks ; Derwin Roberson, tones ; David Sharpe, letters
Title variation
Black
Creator
Contributor
Author
Creator
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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" -- provided by publisher
Storyline
Character
Illustration
Review
Set up to deliver an activist twist on a familiar formula, this contemporary superhero saga begins when white police officers gun down a group of young black teens in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood, taking them for the culprits of a robbery. “They patrol the places, but don’t know the faces,” a black detective narrates. Kareem Jenkins, a member of the group who’s shot and almost killed, wakes up in an ambulance as his body is transported from the scene. Escaping, he encounters the leader of the Project, a clandestine global organization where he learns that, throughout history, only black people manifest superpowers, the fear of which has been the root cause of societal oppression for centuries. Opposing the Project is the Mann Company, whose aim is to determine the genetic key granting these special abilities and provide it to white people in order to uphold white supremacy. Most of the story elements found in this conceit of a supernatural “genetic strain” have been codified for decades by Marvel Comics’ X-Men, in which mutants symbolize oppressed minorities. Though topical, the more direct social commentary in this story also gets ham-fisted, with the “Project” fighting “the Mann” (get it). The black-and-white art is standard fare for the genre, though the chapter openers rendered in red, black, and white silhouettes are striking. This first trade volume collects an ongoing series, which was launched with the support of a well-funded Kickstarter campaign in 2016. Given time to mature, hopefully future issues will deliver a more innovative story line to match the series’ laudable aims. (Jan.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 02/19/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 8, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10622552
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Osajyefo, Kwanza
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Tim
  • Igle, Jamal
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True
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  • African Americans
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • African Americans
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Superheroes
  • United States
Label
Black, Volume 1, Kwanza Osajyefo, creator/writer ; Tim Smith 3, creator/designer ; Jamal Igle, illustrator ; Khary Randolph, cover artist ; Sarah Litt, editor ; Robin Riggs, inks ; Derwin Roberson, tones ; David Sharpe, letters
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1888635
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781628751864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781628751864
  • (OCoLC)1004023624
Label
Black, Volume 1, Kwanza Osajyefo, creator/writer ; Tim Smith 3, creator/designer ; Jamal Igle, illustrator ; Khary Randolph, cover artist ; Sarah Litt, editor ; Robin Riggs, inks ; Derwin Roberson, tones ; David Sharpe, letters
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1888635
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781628751864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781628751864
  • (OCoLC)1004023624

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