Coming Soon- KID CODE: CHANNEL ZERO by Black Kirby (aka @JIJennings and @GodShabach)

I'm embarrassed by how little I write about the exploits of my Black Comix brethren John Jennings and Stacey Robinson separately, or their collaborations under the alias Black Kirby. But it would be an absolute crime to neglect the impending release of their new hip hop superhero comic KID CODE...


 For those who are unfamiliar, John and Stacey are both indie cartoonists that currently teach comics in Buffalo, NY. I "met" each of them separately years ago via the Black Super Hero Museum, and was honored to be included with them in Black Comix, a hardcover compendium of black indie comics creators compiled by John and Damian Duffy.
 


"The palette is really different from my other color schemes." Jennings said in response to compliments to leaked artwork on social media. "It's like old school Marvel meets Parliament meets old school Hip Hop."






 Jennings, a hardcore advocate for the power of Afrofuturism, says Kid Code is "essentially Dr. Who with a High top fade and killer backspin." Which is all the sales pitch anyone should need to eff with this. Then of course there's the sick collabo art of Black Kirby. Jennings and Robinson have long since proven that they can make comics solo, but their work together as Black Kirby is a testament to the mystical power of collaboration. If these samples are any indication to what we can expect, Kid Code will show that a whole can indeed be greater than the sum of its parts. I don't have a release date for Kid Code: Channel Zero, but I will keep you updated when I do, so stay tuned.
  
Peace,
-samax
Samax Amen draws people, places and things for fun and profit. He is the artist of many great comics you never heard of like Herman Heed, Champion of Children, The Brother and The World As You Know It. He even writes and draws his own comics, like Dare: The Adventures of Darius Davidson, Spontaneous, and Manchild when he gets around to it. Because making comics is hard and stuff, he started GhettoManga as a blog in 2006 and as a print magazine in 2008. 
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