Congressman John Lewis’ Run: Book One Gets a Release Date
After delays, the release date of Run: Book One will be released on August 3. The graphic novel is the follow-up to the best-selling and award-winning March trilogy and was completed before the civil rights icon’s death last July. Cong. John Lewis will once again collaborate with March co-author Andrew Aydin and March artist Nate Powell. L. Fury will make her graphic novel debut as the artist. Run was announced in 2018 and is being published by Abrams ComicArts.
The cover for Run: Book One is by Powell and Fury and reflects the events after “Bloody Sunday” in Selma and the passing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Some are shown running from and toward the violence while others get prepared to run for office.
And that’s where the graphic novel takes us. It picks up after March and shows how Lewis went from an activist and “radical” to a public servant. The graphic novel continues the Congressman’s journey to show his fight continued after the signing of the Voting Rights Act.
Run: Book One covers 1965 to 1066 as Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee founding member Julian Bond runs for office in Georgia and Lewis loses his SNCC chairmanship to Stokely Carmichael. At the same time, the violence continues.