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Strange Fruit

Published by BOOM! Studios
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

An alien being falls to Earth during the Great Flood of 1927, destined to save a small Mississippi town from certain destruction.

In the small town of Chatterlee, Mississippi, the Great Flood of 1927 was more than just the most catastrophic river flood in the history of the United States. It was the herald of change. While the rising river and broken levees ravaged the former plantation town from the outside, racial and social tensions tore it apart from within. But when an otherworldly being fell from the sky and challenged everything these divided people knew, it changed things . . . forever.

J.G. Jones (52, Wanted) and Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Superman: Birthright, Kingdom Come) weave a powerful, literary, fully-painted piece of historical fiction that examines the heroic myth while exploring themes of racism, cultural legacy, and human nature.

About The Authors

Mark Waid is an Eisner and Harvey Award–winning comics creator. He has worked on every major comic book character in the industry. Some of his best known work includes Captain AmericaFantastic Four, and Black Widow for Marvel Comics. Waid enjoyed his greatest outpouring of critical acclaim with the Eisner Award–winning Daredevil—including a revered collaboration with frequent artistic partner Chris Samnee—and has also authored Kingdom Come, one of the bestselling graphic novels of all time. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios (May 9, 2017)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781608868728
  • Grades: 10 and up

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