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King Vol. 1 (King #1)
Ho Che Anderson's comics biography of the Reverend Martin Luther King. Praised for its vivid recreation of this tumultuous period in US history and for its accuracy in depicting King's personal and public lives. Anderson's successful use of comics to tell a major work of history has drawn favorable comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus: A Survivor's Tale and Joe Sacco's ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published June 17th 1993 by Fantagraphics Books
(first published June 1993)
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I'm giving this book a solid "meh". In my status update I mentioned spotting errors that made me doubt the quality of the translation. I'm not the biggest fan of the art style - makes it a bit confusing to know who's who, but it's different/interesting even if I don't like it. I'll give book 2 a go but I'm not rushing to it.
while it ends on an anti-climactic note (and i understand it's part of a series, but still), the story is told quite will all-in-all. i think the amazing thing is that you know (generally) how the story goes, but when there's trouble with the law or otherwise, you truly do feel the tension...
Ho Che Anderson was born London, UK, but moved to Canada with his family when he was five years old. He was named after the Vietnamese and Cuban revolutionaries Ho Chi Minh and Che Guevara. He has become one of the most prominent artists of black American comix, and is affiliated with Fantagraphics Books. Ho Che Anderson authored the impressive comix biography 'King on Martin Luther King', and the ...moreMore about Ho Che Anderson...
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