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Comics & Graphic Novels by Black Creators That We Recommend you Read to Celebrate Black History Month 2022

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MONKEY MEAT by Juni Ba

DJELIYA creator JUNI BA introduces a new fantasy universe in this ANTHOLOGY SERIES! The Monkey Meat Company made its fortune selling cans of processed meat all around the world. Using that money to fuel their wacky experiments, they turned their native island into a magical hyper-capitalist hellscape where even demons have to pay rent! Follow the lives of the creatures of Monkey Meat Island in this fun, action-packed romp. Each issue is its own story!


Issue #1: Local Comic Shop | ComiXology


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NEW MASTERS by Shobo & Shof

2019 Creators for Creators Grant recipients, Nigerian brothers SHOBO and SHOF, present NEW MASTERS, a groundbreaking blend of science fiction, adventure, drama, and vibrant Afrofuturism. In a striking vision of West Africa under the thumb of alien colonizers, a motley crew of outcasts find themselves caught up in a power struggle for control of an ancient artifact with 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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KILLADELPHIA by Rodney Barnes w/co-creator & artist 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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NITA HAWES’ NIGHTMARE BLOG by Rodney Barnes w/co-creator & artist 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.

Jimmy Sangster might have left Maryland for the vampire-infested city of Killadelphia, but there is still untold evil lurking the streets of Baltimore. The demon Corson has surfaced from the underworld to possess a once-wronged man, and his vengeance will come at the cost of humanity’s despair! But Jimmy’s former lover Nita Hawes—a woman with demons of her own—has begun a quest to root the evil out of her city. Guided by the ghost of her dead brother, she must come to terms with her own past, lest she join her brother in a state worse than death!


Issue #1: Local Comic Shop | ComiXology


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

Once known as the greatest monster hunters of all time, the Sangerye family specialized in curing the souls of those infected by hate. But those days are fading. A terrible tragedy has claimed most of the family, leaving the surviving cousins divided between by the desire to cure monsters or to kill them. Now, though, there’s a new breed of monster loose on the streets of Harlem, and the Sangerye family must either come together or watch the human race fall to untold evil.


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ON THE STUMP by Chuck Brown w/artist Francesco Chiappara

The campaign trail is paved with blood and broken bones. History diverged one fateful day in 1868, when presidential candidate Horatio Seymour lost his temper mid-debate and violently attacked Ulysses S. Grant, earning him not only widespread popularity but the presidency as well. Today, elections are decided by brutal, highly publicized hand-to-hand combat in arenas called Stumps. And in a society that adores violence this much, it's no surprise that powerful people get away with murder. But not for long—not if Senator Jack Hammer and FBI Agent Anna Bell Lister have anything to say about it. Eisner-nominated writer CHUCK BROWN (BITTER ROOT, Rotten Apple) teams up with artist FRANCESCO CHIAPPARA and letterer CLAYTON COWLES for a political action series set in a hyper-violent world full of countless injustices and people who have to fight for their place in it.


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EXCELLENCE by Brandon Thomas & Khary Randolph

Spencer Dales was born into a world of magic. His father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of black magicians tasked with bettering the lives of others—with higher 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 who will stand beside him in this fight for a better future? KHARY RANDOLPH and BRANDON THOMAS ignite a generational war in this action-fantasy series, made entirely by creators of color, and committed to one truth above all others—Excellence is Real.


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TARTARUS by Johnnie Christmas w/co-creator 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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BITCH PLANET by Valentine De Landro w/co-creator Kelly Sue DeConnick

Eisner Award-nominated writer KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) present the premiere volume of BITCH PLANET, their critically acclaimed and deliciously vicious sci-fi satire. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds. Discussion guide included.


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BINGO LOVE by Tee Franklin

When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari reunite decades later at a church bingo hall—and what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage. This Jackpot Edition contains over sixty pages of bonus material, including the talents of Marguerite Bennett (Batwoman) and newcomer Beverly Johnson, Shawn Pryor (Cash and Carrie) and Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce), author Alyssa Cole’s comics writing debut with Shae Beagle (MOONSTRUCK), Gail Simone (CROSSWIND) and Margaux Saltel (Superfreaks), and Amanda Deibert (Wonder Woman ‘77) and Cat Staggs (CROSSWIND), with illustrations from Megan Hutchinson (ROCKSTARS) and Ariela Kristantina (InSeXts).


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PRINCE OF CATS by Ronald Wimberly

PRINCE OF CATS is the B-side to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, played at an eighties block party in an NY where underground sword dueling blossomed alongside hip-hop, punk, disco, and no wave. It’s the story of the minor players with Tybalt at the center. The definitive printing of RONALD WIMBERLY’s critically acclaimed first work, presented as intended for the first time.


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MATADOR by Brian Stelfreeze w/co-creator Devin Grayson

Writer DEVIN GRAYSON (Nightwing) and artist BRIAN STELFREEZE (Black Panther) bring you an explosive story pitting Lt. Isabel Cardona against a deadly serial killer! Dismissed as a quota minority hire by her colleagues, Cuban-born and Florida-bred Detective Isabel Cardona makes no friends on the Miami force by insisting that a series of seemingly unrelated murder cases lead to an urban-legend killer known only as “The Matador.” Proving his existence soon becomes the only way to prove her sanity—but how close to the dangerous Matador will Cardona have to get to make that happen?


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BOMB QUEEN by Jimmie Robinson

Bomb Queen, the ultimate supervillain, runs for president in the 2024 election to stop Trump from winning a third term, which is rigged to make him president for life. This bizarre, over-the-top election serves up a dark satire on society, media, and politics. BOMB QUEEN VOL. VIII takes no prisoners in this twisted vision from award-winning creator JIMMIE ROBINSON.


Vol. 8: Local Comic Shop | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | ComiXology | IndieBound | Indigo


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VINDICATION by MD Marie w/co-creator Jonathan Davis

Detective Chip Christopher maneuvers the blurred blue line between racism and due diligence in order to do his job of investigating Turn, a young black man with a sketchy past who was exonerated of a similar previous murder. Turn is freshly out of prison. And when another victim is murdered, Detective Christopher is determined to see him convicted again. But this time Turn is older, wiser, and determined not to go back to prison.


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GENIUS by Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman & Afua Richardson

What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence from birth and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? This action-packed book contains the full story of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge.


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THE WARNING by Ed Laroche

The tones and ambiance of Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line meets the sci-fi adventures of BLACK SCIENCE and VS in this military action thriller where sadistic entities from beyond known space have invaded the planet. When the joint military action known as Operation: All-Weather fails, the world burns and chaos unfolds. Now the remaining members of Gladiator Two-Six must scramble to mount a counterattack against a seemingly unstoppable enemy.


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