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All-Negro Comics #1 75th Anniversary Hardcover Goes to Kickstarter

Black Panther and Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur writer Chris Robinson shines a light on the pioneering 1947 All-Negro Comics #1.

Launched in 1947 by journalist Orrin C. Evans – the first African American writer to cover general subjects for a mainstream newspaper in the segregated United States – All-Negro Comics prided itself on black stories by black creators, such as private detective Ace Harlem and African superhero Lion Man.

I became aware of this comic book as trivia,” writes editor Chris Robinson. “When I dug further into the history, I was both inspired by the trailblazing work of Mr. Evans and company, but also depressed that this foundational document wasn’t more well-known and readily available in any school library I’d ever been in.”

The complete 52-page comic is being digitally remastered and recolored by Tony Washington, and will be published in a deluze hardcover with new prose and comic stories from Robinson, Deron Bennett, and others.

You can get a PDF copy with a pledge of $20 or more (approx £17) and the hardcover for $35 or more (£30). Higher pledges can be made under "1 for 1" – one copy for you, and another copy donated to a community reading center.

Source: Kickstarter

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