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Explore How America Reacts to a World Where Only Black People Have Superpowers in White

How does America react when only black people have superpowers? In the sure-to-be-controversial six-part comic book series White, co-creators Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3, Inkpot-Award winning artist Jamal Igle, and cover artist Khary Randolph reunite for the sequel to their acclaimed graphic novel and Kickstarter sensation, Black.

How does a nation struggling with a history of racial inequality cope in a world where only black people have superpowers? Our story asks: In a time of supposed inclusion and diversity, how far will those in charge push back to retain the status quo?

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In White, Theodore Mann, whose family exploited empowered blacks for centuries, is now President of the United States. Mann’s administration has exacted controversial measures to deal with the empowered he’s deemed terrorists and is stoking national tensions to win public support for Mann First, a cybernetically-augmented soldier program. The main person standing in the President’s way is X –  once known as Kareem Jenkins – who has become a symbol of resistance against the Mann Administration.

For White, the original Black creative team―Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith 3, Jamal Igle, Khary Randolph, Sarah Litt, Derwin Roberson, and Dave Sharpe―will return for the second part of a planned trilogy, and will be joined by inker Juan Castro. If funded by Kickstarter, White will be a 6-part, ad-free periodical comic book series. The first printing – with variant covers – will be exclusive to  Kickstarter backers. Comic book retailers will be able to order standard editions directly from Black Mask Studios after rewards are shipped.

The number of backers of White will unlock Kickstarter exclusive variants by comic book industry legends: Ashley A. Woods, Jamal Igle, Jeremy Love, ChrisCross, Sanford Greene, and Denys Cowan.

Issue one of White is estimated to be delivered to backers October 2019. The limited edition variant of the graphic novel and comic book shop retailer bundles will ship to backers in early 2020.

The White Kickstarter campaign is live as of March 4, 2019.

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Preview: Scooby Apocalypse #32

Scooby Apocalypse #32

(W) Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis (A) Pat Olliffe, Tom Palmer, Gus Vasquez (CA) ChrisCross
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

While the resurrected Fred Jones unleashes his army of monsters on Scooby and the gang, Daphne continues to spiral further into guilt and depression, terrified of losing Fred twice. Fortunately, the gang has another secret weapon: Scrappy-Doo and his mysterious mentor. Plus, the trials of Atom Ant continue as another member of the JLA tests the super-insect to see if he’s worthy of joining the League!

Review: Black Lightning/Hong Kong Phooey Special #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Black Lightning teaming with Hong Kong Phooey!

Black Lightning/Hong Kong Phooey Special #1 is by Bryan Hill, Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jeromy Cox, Janice Chiang, ChrisCross, Gabe Eltaeb, Liz Erickson, Jim Chadwick, and Funky Phantom story by Jeff Parker, Scott Kolins, and Tony Avina.

Get your copy in comic shops today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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ECCC 2017: New Alex De Campi and ChrisCross Make a Bankshot at Dark Horse

Dark Horse has announced a new creator-owned project from Grindhouse and Archie vs Predator writer Alex de Campi: Bankshot. Action king ChrisCross lends his high-octane line art to the new series, while Snakebite makes the art pop with his beautiful colors.

Bankshot tells the story of the man known as Marcus King. To some, this enigmatic billionaire is a modern-day Robin Hood. To others, he’s a terrorist and a deserter. The truth lies somewhere in between. When Marcus is hired by the Russian government to take back an old KGB laboratory in the Ukraine, he comes face to face with a specter from his past who knows all Marcus’ carefully-buried truths. With everything on the line, Marcus needs to become for real the man he has always pretended to be. He also needs to punch a shitload of dudes and blow a lot of stuff up.

The first issue of Bankshot (of five) goes on sale June 28, 2017.

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Review: Convergence: Justice League America #2

CONVERGENCE JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #2Starring heroes from Crisis On Infinite Earths! Witness the final stand of the Detroit Justice League as they fight to survive against the Tangent Universe!

The Convergence tie-ins generally have followed a formula, heroes get whisked away, and at some point in the first issue they’re presented with the fact they must battle. The second issue is a battle, with some resolution. There are some Convergence tie-ins that break that mold a bit. Convergence: Justice League America #2 sort of breaks the mold… by following the formula.

There’s been lots of Justice Leagues, and some that just don’t get respect, they get snickers instead. Enter, the Detroit Justice League as one of those teams. Writer Fabian Nicieza uses that though. Nicieza is one of the writers I grew up reading, and here he’s taken that classic team, and updated a bit with a lot of modern dysfunction. And that, actually wanted me to see more of this. I want a dysfunctional team that are being heroes, and have something to prove. I enjoy the series that takes the D-list characters and make them a team. Here, it works, and works really well! While there might be the formulaic battle, the team interaction and personalities is what makes the series stands out.

Nicieza is helped with the art of ChrisCross who just nails it. The Tangent characters, the Detroit Justice League, they look fantastic. I love the style, and the art goes well with the story. Can we please make this an ongoing and put these two on it DC? Please?

Convergence is a bit of a hit and miss. The main series is a bit blah, and the tie-ins are hit and miss. This is one tie-in that stands out… a lot. The tie-ins might have a pretty standard formula, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something special to make it stand out, Nicieza shows just how to do that.

Story: Fabian Nicieza Art: ChrisCross
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Stray #3 (of 4)

STRAY # 3 (of 4)

Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Sean Izaakse, Ross Campbell (colors)
Cover Artist(s): ChrisCross & Emilio Lopez; Paige Pumphrey (variant)

32 pgs./FC/ Teen
$3.99 (reg.) $4.99 (var.)

Rodney has jumped back into the world of crime fighting and begins the search for the Doberman’s killer; but his investigation has led him to dead ends and a bizarre character known as the Theory. Will they solve the case before another victim is claimed? Cover by ChrisCross (Convergence: Justice League America)! Limited edition (1500 copies) Variant cover by Paige Pumphrey!

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Preview: Unity #15

UNITY #15 (ALL-NEW ARC! “HOMEFRONT” – PART 1)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141726)
Cover B by JENNY FRISON (DEC141727)
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS (DEC141728)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale FEBRUARY 18 (FOC – 1/26/15)

ALL-NEW ARC! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Harvey Award nominee Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) rebuild the world’s most elite super-team one member at a time! 

The United have left Unity decimated – a member lost, a terrible secret revealed, and the entire world turned against them. Not Harada, not Dr. Silk, not even the mighty Armor Hunters left the team as fractured as this! Now, Unity must decide where their place is in this new world and whether they will stand together or fall apart, beginning with the one teammate that might just be the most dangerous of all…the lethal intelligence operative called NINJAK!

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Preview: X-O Manowar #33

X-O MANOWAR #33 (ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT!)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover A by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (DEC141719)
Cover B by RYAN LEE (DEC141720)
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS (DEC141721)
$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 4

X-O Manowar has beaten the Vine. Survived the Armor Hunters. Come face to face with the Armorines. Now he faces an unimaginable threat…a threat from beyond the grave. 

The lesson needed to defeat them resides with his past and the greatest love of his life, Deidre of Dacia. But the last Aric knew of her, she was captured by the Roman legions and heading towards a slave camp. Her story, however, did not end there. Heavy hangs the head the that wears the crown.

Join New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green LanternThe Flash) and rising star Rafa Sandoval (X-Men: Legacy) for this special done-in-one jumping-on point issue – revisiting a mystery ripped from the pages of X-O Manowar #1!

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Preview: Unity #0

UNITY #0

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by RAUL ALLEN (AUG141717)
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS (AUG141718)
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (AUG141719)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

Before X-O Manowar… Before Ninjak… The world was changed in the trenches…

The unbreakable all-star superteam known as UNITY has saved the planet, and the world is in its debt…but is this the first time a band of exceptional heroes and soldiers has rescued humanity from a doomsday threat? The Eternal Warrior remembers, and, one hundred years ago, behind a curtain of barbed wire and corpses, he led another team of valiant champions on a life-or-death mission that changed the very course of history. Now, for the first time, find out why the world needs UNITY…and why there has always been one to stand against the threats no ordinary team could match!

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