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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?

Kwanza Osajyefo

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.

White

Khary Randolph and Brandon Thomas Sets Off a Generational War of Magicians in Excellence

Khary Randolph and Brandon Thomas ignite a generational war in an all-new, action-fantasy series—Excellence—launching from Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment this May. This new series features a creative team comprised entirely of creators of color.

Excellence follows Spencer Dales, a young man born into a world of magic. His father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of magicians ordered by their unseen masters to better the lives of others—those with greater potential—but never themselves.

Now it’s time for Spencer to follow in his father’s footsteps, but all he sees is a broken system in need of someone with the wand and the will to change it. But in this fight for a better future, who will stand beside him?

The conflict of the series explodes between a father and son that have a different idea as to who should benefit from their power and how long they are supposed to wait for things to get “better.” It’s about a generational rift that takes its visual cues from artists like Jim Steranko, Hitchcock, and Saul Bass and remixing them with anime, hip-hop, and video game influences.

Excellence #1 (Diamond Code MAR190016) hits comics shops on Wednesday, May 8. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, April 15.

Excellence #1

Preview: Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #25

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #25

(W) Peter David (A) Bruno Olivera (CA) Khary Randolph
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Ever since the conclusion of THE CLONE CONSPIRACY, everything in Ben Reilly’s life has been leading to this.
• With young Abigail Mercury’s life in his grasp, will Ben find the strength within himself to do the right thing and save her, and his soul?
• Or will he succumb to his worst instincts and try to destroy the DIOGENES INITIATIVE… and damn himself in the process?!

Preview: Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #24

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #24

(W) Peter David (A) Bruno Olivera (CA) Khary Randolph
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and in BEN REILLY’s case, that may be literal!
• For months, Ben’s attempts to cure a young girl’s rare illness have proved fruitless – that is, until a mysterious benefactor from the DIOGENES INITIATIVE reaches out to him with the promise of salvation…for a price.
• Ben’s made his fair share of bad choices in the past, but will it matter if he makes this one for the right reasons? And more importantly, will that be enough to save his soul?

Preview: Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #23

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #23

(W) Peter David (A) Will Sliney (CA) Khary Randolph
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and in BEN REILLY’s case, that may be literal!
• For months, Ben’s attempts to cure a young girl’s rare illness have proved fruitless – that is, until a mysterious benefactor from the DIOGENES INITIATIVE reaches out to him with the promise of salvation…for a price.
• Ben’s made his fair share of bad choices in the past, but will it matter if he makes this one for the right reasons? And more importantly, will that be enough to save his soul?

Valiant Reveals Go Beyond With Four New Series Launching Out of Harbinger Wars 2

Valiant has announced “Beyond” – a new wave of series that will carry the publisher onward toward 2019! Born from the aftermath of Harbinger Wars 2, the most ambitious crossover event ever attempted by Valiant, Beyond will round out the end of 2018 and drive forward into the New Year with an invigorating slate of exciting new stories, both from returning talent and rising stars alike:

  • Faith: Dreamside #1 by Jody Houser and MJ Kim in September 2018
  • Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1 by Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, and Ken Lashley in November 2018
  • Livewire #1 by Vita Ayala and Raúl Allén with Patricia Martín in December 2018
  • Incursion #1 by Andy Diggle and Doug Braithwaite in February 2019

Complete details are below:

FAITH: DREAMSIDE #1

Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by MJ KIM
Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE

ALL-NEW SERIES! FAITH ENTERS A REALM PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN!

Even before Faith “Zephyr” Herbert gained the power of flight, joined the Harbinger Renegades, and soared through the skies of Los Angeles, deep down she was always a hero at heart. But what’s a hero to do in the face of a foe that exists only in nightmares? Face them head-on, of course! To protect the dreams of her teammate, Animalia, Faith must venture into a fantastical new realm the likes of which the Valiant Universe has never seen… and she’ll need some help from the world’s premiere parapsychologist, Dr. Mirage, to make it back with her subconscious mind still intact!

This fall, uncover the secrets of the Dreamside as writer extraordinaire Jody Houser (FAITH, Star Wars: Thrawn) and rising star MJ Kim (FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1) continue the adventures of the high-flying icon Nerdist called “a superhero done right!”

LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2018

BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1

Written by LONNIE NADLER & ZAC THOMPSON
Art by KEN LASHLEY
Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA

NEW ONGOING SERIES! DISCOVER THE TRUE ORIGIN OF VALIANT’S MOST UNRELENTING HERO!

Before a weapon is deployed in battle, it must be designed, refined, field-tested. Bloodshot was no exception.

In the early days of the private military contractor Project Rising Spirit, the nanite-infused super-soldier who would one day become their most violent and valuable asset was a resource to be mined – and it was up to one enterprising employee, the “Memory Weaver,” to ensure he did what he was told. But a memory is a tricky thing…and the man Bloodshot used to be won’t let go of his past so easily…

Critically acclaimed writing duo Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (Cable) team up with distinguished artist Ken Lashley (Black Panther) to open a door once closed and reveal answers to questions that Bloodshot himself would never think to ask!

ONGOING SERIES | BEGINNING NOVEMBER 2018

LIVEWIRE #1

Written by VITA AYALA
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTÍN
Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH

ALL-NEW SERIES! FOR THE FIRST TIME, LIVEWIRE TAKES CENTER STAGE!

Once, Amanda McKee, the technopathic psiot known as Livewire, knew her purpose. She wielded her machine-manipulating powers to benefit the HARBINGER Foundation…until the true depths of her mentor’s cruelty were revealed. She brought UNITY to the world’s most formidable superpowered beings…until a battle between team members dissolved the group for good. She gave hope and guidance to a ragtag band of SECRET WEAPONS…until the U.S. government marked them for death and set her down a path of no return. Now, in the wake of the worst disaster the country’s ever faced – one that was directly caused by her hand – Livewire must decide for herself what kind of hero she will be…if she’ll be one at all.

From rising star Vita Ayala (Supergirl) and astounding artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín (SECRET WEAPONS) comes an electrifying new series that will launch the Valiant Universe into a new age of champions!

LIMITED SERIES | BEGINNING DECEMBER 2018

INCURSION #1

Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Teaser Image by JEFFREY VEREGGE

AN ALL-NEW EVENT BEGINS!

Beyond the margins of human reason, there lies a realm known as the Deadside – where the souls of the dearly departed linger, and where gruesome terrors lie in wait to strike out at us from the dark. But our Deadside isn’t the only deadly dimension of its kind, and another – belonging to an alien world – is about to collide with Earth’s. With the very nature of our reality at stake, who will stand against the tide of unearthly terrors at our doorstep?

From celebrated writer Andy Diggle (SHADOWMAN) and legendary artist Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR) comes a story that will rock the Valiant Universe across multiple dimensions!

LIMITED EVENT SERIES | BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2019

Preview: Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #18

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #18

(W) Peter David (A) Andre Araujo (CA) Khary Randolph
Rated T+
In Shops: May 16, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• MYSTERIO swore to Ben Reilly that he was on the straight and narrow, and Quentin Beck thought he was retired…until his DAUGHTER blew into town.
• And the SCARLET SPIDER is the only one who can get between “MYSTERIA” and her big score.
• It’s not money she’s after…but a strange and powerful artifact.
• Let’s just say that Mysteria really puts the “magic” in magician!

Seith Mann Will Adapt the Comic Series Black

Seith Mann has been hired to adapt the comic series Black by Studio 8. The comic series exploresa world where only black people have superpowers.

The goal is to franchise the IP and develop the first spin-off comic Black [AF]: America’s Sweetheart which focuses on one female lead as opposed to the original series’ ensemble cast.

The comic series is by co-creator/writer Kwanza Osajyefo, co-creator/designer Tim Smith 3, artist Jamal Igle and cover artist Khary Randolph. The series is published by Black Mask Studios. Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3 are attached as co-producers, Matteo Pizzolo of Black Mask Studios is producing.

The original Black comic series focused on Kareem Jenkins who survives being gunned down by police and joins an underground group of black super heroes learning about the world conspiracy that hides the revelations that black individuals have super powers.

(via Deadline)

Preview: Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #17

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #17

(W) Peter David (A) Will Sliney (CA) Khary Randolph
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 11, 2018
SRP: $3.99

DAMNATION TIE-IN!
• For years, MEPHISTO has had a fascination with the Parker clan…
• In this issue, does the King of Hell claim the ultimate prize? The soul of a certain wall-crawling, web-slinging friendly neighborhood Spider-Clone?!

Preview: Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #16

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #16

Story: Peter David Art: Will Sliney
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez
Executive Editor: Nick Lowe Editor: Devin Lewis Assistant Editor: Tom Groneman
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

DAMNATION TIE-IN!
• Ben Reilly is the Spider-Man who can’t die – the only spider to slip through Mephisto’s grasp time and again.
• But even the Scarlet Spider cannot avoid DAMNATION, and Mephisto’s obsession with the Parker clan may cost Ben more than his life…

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