In a world that already hates and fears them – what if only Black people had superpowers. That’s the setting of the BLACK universe of comic books. After miraculously surviving being gunned down by police, a young man learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. He must decide whether it’s safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free.
The team that asked “What if only Black people had superpowers?” is back with the sequel to the critically acclaimed series, BLACK. It’s been three years since the world learned only Black people have superhuman abilities, and the United States has responded by electing Theodore Mann to the presidency. The only person standing in the way of his policies to control empowered Blacks are Kareem Jenkins and his allies.
The first issue of the empowered Black superheroes comic book series WHITE (sequel to 2016’s BLACK) by creators Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith 3, Jamal Igle, and Khary Randolph has garnered over 40,000 orders, selling out ahead of its June 30th release date, with publisher Black Mask Studios racing back to press for a second printing.
“Following up the success of BLACK, we wanted to offer something exciting, not just in the story but the delivery of the sequel, WHITE,” said writer Kwanza Osajyefo. “We love comics and grew up collecting, and to bring back some of that fun, we did a limited run of the series so fans could truly say they have a collector’s item. The response again was more than we anticipated, so we’re doing a second printing so anyone who wants to read WHITE #1 can do so.”
Planned as a limited edition series with a 2,500 copy print run for the main cover, WHITE received orders nearly twenty-times higher than its initial printing. In response to the massive demand, the team has decided to open the print run up with no limits placed on the reprint run.