I'm sure that as a commentary on the racism in the Southern States of America in the 1930s there are nuances here that I have no doubt missed. That hasnt stopped me from enjoying a solid four-issue story of the superheroic efforts of a strange drifter, and of the racial struggles, in devastating conditions, of the people he ultimately tries to help. Read Full Review
In the final analysis, its impossible to know what Waid and Jones actually intended through the act of reading Strange Fruit because theyve rendered the surface level of it completely inscrutable. So the only reasonable conclusion to reach is that its a naked reflection of American anti-Black racism that contributes nothing of note to whatever discourse it was seeking to participate in. Read Full Review
The artwork is really the only thing I have to praise here. After waiting half a year, the story ends with the bare minimum of intellectual effort of reflection. There is nothing satisfying about this ending.