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10 Comics & Graphic Novels by Black Creators to Read for Black History Month 2024

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BITTER ROOT by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown & Sanford Greene

Nominated for an Oregon Book Award!

For generations the Sangerye family has fought to protect the world from the evil plague of the jinoo-hideous creatures born out of hate and racism. But now the family must face an even greater evil that has arisen to destroy humanity and threatens to rip the family apart.


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MONARCH by Rodney Barnes & Alex Lins

It’s Earth vs. Aliens…and one teenager standing between them, in this new tale of terror and high-stakes science fiction!

Growing up in the city of Compton is tough enough as it is, but as Travon has learned all too well, growing up as an orphan in the city of Compton with gang members hunting you down every day is even tougher. But all of that is about to change, because today is the day that aliens make first contact with Earth—and it only spells doom for life as we know it!

Death, devastation, and mayhem—can a single teenage boy rise to the challenge and protect his surrogate family and friends…or will he die trying?
From RODNEY BARNES, the star comics writer behind the Eisner-nominated series KILLADELPHIA and the writer/executive producer of HBO’s Winning Time, and up-and-coming Marvel artist ALEX LINS comes a tale of love, triumph, disaster, and defeat!


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TARTARUS by Johnnie Christmas & Jack T. Cole

When Surka, a ruthless criminal warlord, escapes her prison pit, she unleashes a wave of destruction that ripples across Tartarus, a vital colony in an everlasting galactic war. Years later, when young cadet Tilde learns that she’s Surka’s daughter, will she continue to fight on the side of galactic order, or will she reclaim her mother’s dark crown?

From New York Times #1 bestseller JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS (FIREBUG, William Gibson’s Alien 3) and visionary artist JACK T. COLE (The Unsound) comes a sci-fi adventure for the ages.


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FLAWED by Chuck Brown & Prenzy

Eisner Award-winning BITTER ROOT cowriter CHUCK BROWN and superstar artist PRENZY (ON THE STUMP) reunite for an ultra-violent, high-octane thrill ride that’s Frasier meets The Punisher! Gem Ezz is a psychiatrist in the Kafkaesque city of Setham, where corruption and brutality rule the streets. By day, she uses words to solve her patients’ problems. By night, she takes a more direct—and sometimes deadly—approach. But when her practice puts her in the sights of an immortal serial killer, Gem finds herself embroiled in a power struggle that threatens everything she’s ever known.


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ALMIGHTY by Ed Laroche

The year is 2098 in a THIRD WORLD AMERICA ravaged by economic collapse, environmental disaster, and internal conflict. Del, a young volunteer working triage at a field hospital, is abducted by a ruthless motorcycle gang. Her only hope is FALE, an ex-military private contractor hired to find and bring her home.

ALMIGHTY is white-knuckle thrill ride that will have fans of the genre begging for more.


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MONKEY MEAT by Juni Ba

The Monkey Meat company made a fortune selling cans of…well, monkey meat. They’re now ruling over a corporate empire and an island where they run all sorts of wacky supernatural experiments in a hyper-capitalist landscape. Follow the adventures of the citizens of Monkey Meat Island in this five-story anthology.


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NITA HAWES’ NIGHTMARE BLOG by Rodney Barnes & Jason Shawn Alexander

From the universe of Eisner-nominated series KILLADELPHIA comes a terrifying new tie-in horror series by acclaimed Marvel writer RODNEY BARNES and fan-favorite SPAWN artist JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER.

Untold evil lurks the streets of Baltimore as the demon Corson surfaces from the underworld to possess a man once wronged…and his vengeance will come at humanity’s despair! As gods and demons clash, humanity’s fate hangs in the balance! But paranormal investigator Nita Hawes—a woman with plenty of demons of her own—has set out on a quest to root out the evil from her city. Guided by the ghost of her dead brother, she must come to terms with her own past, lest she become a victim herself and join her brother in a state worse than death!


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KILLADELPHIA by Rodney Barnes & Jason Shawn Alexander

Featuring the show-stopping talents of SPAWN series artist JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER and the writer behind such hit shows as Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Marvel’s Runaways, and STARZ’s American Gods—RODNEY BARNES. When small-town beat cop Jimmy Sangster returns to his Philadelphia roots to bury his murdered father, he stumbles into a mystery that will lead him down a path of horrors and shake his beliefs to their core. The city that was once the symbol of liberty and freedom has fallen prey to corruption, poverty, unemployment, brutality…and vampires. There’s a reason they say you can’t go home again. Welcome to Killadelphia.


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NEW MASTERS by Shobo & Shof

Brace yourselves for an immersive science fiction tale sketched across the verdant plains and neon-lit cities of West Africa. It was a simple heist they thought but this motley crew of outcasts is soon caught in the middle of a struggle for control of an ancient alien artifact of immense power.


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FARMHAND by Rob Guillory

Jedidiah Jenkins is a simple farmer. But his cash crop isn’t corn or soy. He grows fast-healing, highly-customizable human organs. For years, Jed’s organic transplants have brought healing to many, but deep in the soil of the Jenkins Family Farm something sinister has taken root. Today this dark seed will begin to sprout, and the Jenkins family will be the first to taste its bitter fruit.


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BONUS!

MOON MAN #1 by Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi, Kyle Higgins & Marco Locati

Superstar musician SCOTT "KID CUDI" MESCUDI makes his comics debut alongside Eisner Award nominated co-writer KYLE HIGGINS (RADIANT BLACK) and breakout artist MARCO LOCATI in the extra-length first issue of the biggest book of 2024! Ramon is ready for a quiet life. Whatever went wrong on that failed moon mission, whatever happened in the missing minutes the cameras didn't capture, all he really wants is to settle down back home. But those missing minutes hold an Earth-shattering secret—and, with all eyes turned to him, Ramon will soon find himself becoming something the world has never seen before.


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