With the Winter Solstice Comes Superpowers!
From writers Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe, the artistic staff behind the Academy Award-winning brief movie Two Distant Strangers, and from artist Aremo Massa, comes the brand-new graphic novel, Black Solstice.
Final winter solstice, the world was remodeled when each Black particular person in America gained superpowers—powers that gave an unthinkable quantity of hope, however then disappeared the next morning. Now, with solely three days earlier than the following winter solstice, your entire nation is holding its breath, ready to see if the powers will return.
However not everybody’s been simply ready. Kesa, Quentin, and Deja—the Wallace siblings—have been planning the most important heist in historical past, one thing that will change every little thing for Black individuals. And they’re prepared. All they want are these powers to kick in for twenty-four extra hours.
“This journey started on December 21, 2020, when virtually each Black particular person on Twitter began declaring, nearly spontaneously, what superpower they have been gonna get on the winter solstice,” stated Travon Free. “It was an incredible day, a type of moments that reminds you why you like the Web, the place every publish was cleverer than the final and each emotional beat you possibly can consider acquired hit, from hilarious to disturbing to profound.”
“It felt like magic, and it kinda was, as a result of in placing collectively this e book we traced the concept again to its origin and after quite a lot of digging it turned out…there actually wasn’t only one,” Travon Free continued. “As a substitute it kinda shaped piece by piece, bouncing from tweet to tweet, and from sincerity to irony within the weeks main as much as the solstice when it simply dumped pleasure all around the timeline for everybody and proved, as soon as once more, that Black Twitter is essentially the most artistic place within the identified universe.”
Finally, the aim of this e book is to honor the enjoyment and enjoyable of that Twitter dialog and flesh it out into an entire story that everybody can get pleasure from.
The Black Solstice unique graphic novel will probably be out there December 2022 at comedian outlets and bookstores.