Incognegro: Renaissance #2

Writer: Mat Johnson Artist: Warren Pleece Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Cub reporter Zane Pinchback almost witnessed a murder. Now, the only true witness thinks he's the prime suspect. What could she be hiding? Zane will have to go "incognegro" and sneak into a Harlem jazz club to track down the truth. In a time when looks could kill . . . Zane's skin is the only thing keeping him alive.

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Mar 9, 2018

    Pleece continues to capture the emotion of each scene, from the comedy to the danger — and the scene transitions do especially great at cranking up the danger. Overall, a great issue that makes us miss this series before it even ends. Mystery, comedy, and danger… Incognegro has everything Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Mar 8, 2018

    Though its deeply rooted in the Harlem Renaissance almost 100 years ago, Incognegro: Renaissance #2 is a timely and topical exploration of race in America told through the lens of a murder mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 13, 2018

    Incognegro: Renaissance #2 is an engaging continuation to the brilliant premise revealed in the previous installment. Mat Johnson writes a great detective story, and Pleeces artwork holds together well. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 7, 2018

    The opening installment of this series had a lot going on and a lot to take in so it took me a bit to really get into the groove of it all. With the second issue there's a greater sense of ease about it and a kind of confidence as well that's engaging as the story itself is moving forward as we're past the character introductions for new readers. Zane's digging into a lot of things without realizing it and seeing some of those pressures and mindsets that exist around him really ups the intensity and sense of oppressiveness that bleeds into everything. I'm really curious to see where else it goes as what we get here, particularly with the Cotton Club, is very well done with sharp writing and some great layouts and set designs in addition to some great character work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax Mar 9, 2018

    In "Incognegro: Renaissance" #2 readers continue to follow the trail that Pinchback is on in order to uncover the murder mystery. Along the way and through a small but engaging cast of characters, we can all learn a bit more about the complexities of racial identity and the arbitrary nature of the rigid racial lines that continue to define the world in which we live. 4/5. Read Full Review

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