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Review: Big Black: Stand At Attica

It’s been almost 40 years since the uprising at Attica protesting the deplorable and inhumane prison conditions. Big Black: Stand At Attica tells the true story of those days and what lead up to it from the perspective of Frank “Big Black” Smith, a leader in the movement.

Story: Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth
Art: Améziane
Lettering: Andworld Design

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Preview: Big Black: Stand At Attica OGN SC

Big Black: Stand At Attica OGN SC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Frank “Big Black” Smith and Jared Reinmuth
Artist: Améziane
Letterer: Andworld Design
Cover Artist: Améziane
Price: $19.99

The uprising at Attica Prison remains one of the bloodiest civil rights confrontations in American history… but without Frank “Big Black” Smith it could have been even worse. Now for the first time, the late Frank “Big Black” Smith shares his experience at the center of this uprising, struggling to protect hostages, prisoners and negotiators alike. 

Before his death, Frank “Big Black” Smith worked with writer and long time friend, Jared Reinmuth, to share the true story of his time in Attica State Prison. Adapted to a graphic novel by Améziane (Dark Horse’s Muhammad Ali), this is an unflinching look at the price of standing up to injustice.

Big Black: Stand At Attica OGN SC

Your First Look at the Historic Events of Big Black: Stand at Attica

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at brand new original graphic novel, Big Black: Stand at Attica, written by Frank “Big Black” Smith and Jared Reinmuth and illustrated by Améziane with letters by AndWorld Design, available in stores February 12, 2020. This is an unflinching look at a true story about the price of standing up to injustice in what remains one of the bloodiest civil rights confrontations in American history, told for the very first time from the man at the center of it all – Frank “Big Black” Smith. 

In the summer of 1971, New York’s Attica State Prison was a symbol of everything broken in America – prisoner abuse, rampant racism and a blind eye turned towards the injustices perpetrated on the powerless. But when the guards at Attica overreacted to a minor incident, the prisoners decided they’d had enough – and revolted against their jailers, taking them hostage and making demands for humane conditions. 

A natural leader, Frank “Big Black” Smith found himself at the center of this uprising, struggling to protect hostages, prisoners and negotiators alike. But when the only avenue for justice seemed to be negotiating with Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Big Black soon discovered that a peaceful resolution for the prisoners in Attica was unattainable.

Big Black: Stand at Attica

BOOM! Studios Announce a Winter Book Tour for Big Black: Stand at Attica

Big Black: Stand at Attica Winter Book Tour

BOOM! Studios has announced the Big Black: Stand at Attica Winter Book Tour, in support of the new graphic memoir written by Frank “Big Black” Smith and Jared Reinmuth and illustrated by Améziane, available in comic shops on February 12, 2010, and in bookstores on February 18, 2020. 

Big Black: Stand at Attica is an unflinching look at the true story about the price of standing up to injustice in what remains one of the bloodiest civil rights confrontations in American history, told for the very first time from the man at the center of it all – Frank “Big Black” Smith. Co-writer Jared Reinmuth will visit bookstores and libraries across New York state to meet with readers and sign copies of this historic release, with select appearances by special guests Daniel Meyers, one of the key lawyers in the decades-long lawsuit following the events of the 1971 Attica Prison Uprising, and Pearl “Battle” Smith, Frank “Big Black” Smith’s wife.

In the summer of 1971, New York’s Attica State Prison was a symbol of everything broken in America – prisoner abuse, rampant racism and a blind eye turned towards the injustices perpetrated on the powerless. But when the guards at Attica overreacted to a minor incident, the prisoners decided they’d had enough – and revolted against their jailers, taking them hostage and making demands for humane conditions. 

A natural leader, Frank “Big Black” Smith found himself at the center of this uprising, struggling to protect hostages, prisoners and negotiators alike. But when the only avenue for justice seemed to be negotiating with Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Big Black soon discovered that a peaceful resolution for the prisoners in Attica was unattainable.

The Big Black: Stand at Attica Winter Book Tour stops include several locations, beginning with the New York City institution, Strand Bookstore, on February 17, to celebrate the release of the graphic memoir.

Big Black: Stand at Attica Winter Book Tour

The True Story of Four Days That Changed The Course of History in Big Black: Stand at Attica

BOOM! Studios has announced a brand new original graphic novel, Big Black: Stand at Attica, written by Frank “Big Black” Smith and Jared Reinmuth and illustrated by Améziane, available in stores February 2020. This is an unflinching look at the true story about the price of standing up to injustice in what remains one of the bloodiest civil rights confrontations in American history, told for the very first time from the man at the center of it all – Frank “Big Black” Smith. 

In the summer of 1971, New York’s Attica State Prison was a symbol of everything broken in America – prisoner abuse, rampant racism and a blind eye turned towards the injustices perpetrated on the powerless. But when the guards at Attica overreacted to a minor incident, the prisoners decided they’d had enough – and revolted against their jailers, taking them hostage and making demands for humane conditions. 

A natural leader, Frank “Big Black” Smith found himself at the center of this uprising, struggling to protect hostages, prisoners and negotiators alike. But when the only avenue for justice seemed to be negotiating with Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Big Black soon discovered that a peaceful resolution for the prisoners in Attica was unattainable.

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