March #1

March #1

Writer: Congressman John Lewis Artist: Nate Powell Publisher: Top Shelf Productions Release Date: August 14, 2013 Cover Price: $14.95 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
9.4Critic Rating
9.7User Rating

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Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, a man who has witnessed history in the making and helped make history himself as one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award for Swallow Me Whole, NY Times Bestseller for The Silence of Our Friends). March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation.

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Aug 5, 2013

    With two more volumes to go, this first release is already a modern classic and strong contender for graphic novel of the year. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 14, 2013

    March: Book One is a work of art that should be used as a teaching device in every school in North America. This is a brilliant original graphic novel that is a must read for anyone who enjoys the medium, and a fantastic bridge book for many who have not read comics before. This is as good as it gets and is a brilliant showcase of the power of the medium to tell powerful stories. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Culture Mass - Brian Martin Aug 19, 2013

    With its deep, moving personal narrative and powerful art, March: Book One is a terrific, and essential, contribution to the medium. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Aug 14, 2013

    It's rare that an account about such a dark and troubling aspect of American history can be told with such a positive outlook, especially by one who has been victimized by it firsthand. This is an absolutely wonderful story about one man who played a very important role in one of this country's most important social revolutions, and continues to play an important part to this very day. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Aug 20, 2013

    March is an artful and important graphic novel; one that I expect will find its way into classrooms and comic collections alike. Congressman Lewis has given us a glimpse, not only into his life, but into an important time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GreyMouser Sep 19, 2013

    why isnt this on the best series list??? its important American history, not man-child wank fantasy. in a time where out freedoms are eroding and some states are shitting on racial justice... this book is VERY important. all rest are garbage by comparison!

  • 9.5
    Master Destructo Apr 12, 2014

    This was really great. The one complaint I would have is that it could really benefit from a larger edition. A lot of important visual details, and even text was too small at times. One really interesting point that was brought up a couple times was how the MLK comic book in the 1950's played such a big role in the civil rights movement. One of the leaders of the Greensboro sit-ins apparently was inspired by the comic. That makes it probably the most important comic book in history, even more that Action #1. I'll be picking up Book Two the moment it's available, and I hope we get a deluxe oversize HC collecting both as well. By the way, you can still get a signed copy of this (by John Lewis et al.) on Midtown's site--for less than actual cover price.

  • 9.5
    DXO Dec 31, 2015

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