Incognegro Sc (Paperback)
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Paperback 136 Pages / Published: 09/06/2009
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Written by Mat Johnson Art by Warren Pleece Photo cover "[An] engrossing graphic novel, with its smart dialogue and sharp images." - The New York Times Writer Mat Johnson, winner of the prestigious Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for fiction, constructs a fearless graphic novel that is both a page-turning mystery and a disturbing exploration of race and self-image in America, masterfully illustrated with rich period detail by Warren Pleece (THE INVISIBLES, HELLBLAZER). In the early 20th century, when lynchings were commonplace throughout the American South, a few courageous reporters from the North risked their lives to expose these atrocities. They were African-American men who, due to their light skin color, could pass for white. They called this dangerous assignment going "incognegro." Zane Pinchback, a reporter for the New York-based New Holland Herald, is sent to investigate the arrest of his own brother, charged with the brutal murder of a white woman in Mississippi. With a lynch mob already swarming, Zane must stay "incognegro" long enough to uncover the truth behind the murder in order to save his brother - and himself. Advance-solicited; on sale May 27 136 pg, B&W, * $14.99 US * MATURE READERS

Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 9781401210984
Number of pages: 136
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 229 x 176 x 7 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A powerful, passionate, funny adult work."
"Ingenious, enlightening and powerful." -- Paul Theroux
"[An] engrossing graphic novel, with its smart dialogue and sharp images."
"Gripping ... manages to juggle humor and optimism with action, suspense and weighty themes."
"Fuses a bluesy, gutbucket noir sensibility with post-modern notions about the pliability of personal identity."
"Mat Johnson has done it again, namely written a deep story of pain and laughter that probes the complex dynamics of white supremacy in America. Don't miss it!" -- Cornel West
"A talented writer of both fiction and creative nonfiction, Johnson's publications have established him as an important new voice in the African American tradition." -- Walter Mosley
"Mat Johnson's thoughtful writing and the moody realism of Warren Pleece's art make this nasty bit of tarnished Americana come alive like a prodded snake. An exciting, disturbing piece of work." -- George Pelecanos
"A riveting meditation on racism and self-reliance. The beautiful chiaroscuro pen-and-ink illustrations provided by veteran artist Pleece bring to vivid life one of the darkest chapters in America's racial history."

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