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BLACK [AF]: America's Sweetheart

Part of BLACK
Created by Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3 / Illustrated by Jennifer Johnson
Published by Black Mask Studios
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Can a black woman be America's first superhero?

Eli Franklin is a 15-year-old girl living in rural Montana-and she just happens to be the most powerful person on the planet. In the aftermath of the world learning that only black people have superpowers, Eli makes her debut as the superhero Good Girl, on a mission to help people and quell the fear of empowered blacks. When a super-terrorist threatens to take away everything Eli has worked toward, will donning a patriotic costume be enough for her to find acceptance?

America's Sweetheart expands BLACK into a universe of heroes.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Black Mask Studios (February 13, 2018)
  • Length: 80 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781628751918

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Raves and Reviews

"In Black, Osajyefo debuted a universe in which only black people have superpowers. Immediately factions spring up among both blacks and whites that attempt to harness these abilities for different purposes. To benefit a single race only? To help society? As a military tool of the state? Admiration, hate, and fear sweep the country. This new story introduces superpowered teen Eli Franklin, caught among the different parties, her heritage, and her own loyalties. A third story about human trafficking, Black [AF]: Widows and Orphans, is still being released as single issues. All make fine discussion-starters for teens and adults."

– Library Journal

"A politically charged, confronting and compelling read."

– Impulse Gamer

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