Black AF: American Sweetheart #1
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Black AF: American Sweetheart #1

Writer: Kwanza Osajyefo Artist: Jennifer Johnson Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: January 31, 2018 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Can a black woman be America's first superhero?
Eli Franklin is a 15-year-old girl living in rural Montana-and she just happens to be the most powerful person on the planet. In the aftermath of the world learning that only black people have superpowers, Eli makes her debut as the superhero Good Girl, on a mission to help people and quell the fear of empowered blacks. When a super-terrorist threatens to take away everything Eli has worked toward, will donning a patriotic costume be enough for her to find acceptance?
America's Sweetheart expands BLACK into a universe of heroes.

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Molly Barnewitz Feb 6, 2018

    BLACK [AF]: AMERICA'S SWEETHEART delivers powerful political commentary and a lovably optimistic young heroine. With brilliant art and writing, the comic makes difficult social justice issues accessible to all audiences. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Jan 17, 2018

    Overall, I enjoyed this story, finding it to be a highly compelling read. If you're looking for a story that is politically charged and not afraid to offer a fresh take on the superhero genre, then I recommend giving Black Af American Sweetheart a go. It's a pretty excellent read and has gorgeous art to match. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 4, 2018

    Kwanza Osajyefo brings us an endearing and compelling tale of a black superhero just trying to do the right thing with Black AF. With a lovable protagonist, an interesting premise with some intriguing observations, and an overall high-energy and optimistic plot, Osajyefos comic comes together beautifully. Johnson and Smith IIIs art is beautiful to boot, and this comic definitely gets a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 30, 2018

    Definitely don't miss out on one of the best debuts I've seen in quite some time. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 31, 2018

    While you might expect a black and white comic, there's a whole lot of gray in this new volume which expands this world in some shocking ways. This is the first of numerous releases and has me excited to see what's next and where it all goes. Fantastic concepts in a world I want to see more of. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    FanboyNation - Carl R. Jansson Feb 10, 2018

    BLACK [AF] is a fun superhero book that tackles real life issues without ever feeling heavy-handed. Read Full Review

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