The Silence Of Our Friends #1
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The Silence Of Our Friends #1

Writer: Mark Long, Jim Demonakos Artist: Nate Powell Publisher: First Second Release Date: April 25, 2018 Cover Price: $18.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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As the civil rights struggle heats up in Texas, two families - one white, one black - find common ground. This semi-autobiographical tale is set in 1967 Texas, against the backdrop of the fight for civil rights. A white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood in the suburbs and a black family from its poorest ward cross Houston's color line, overcoming humiliation, degradation, and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman.

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    Comicsverse - Molly Barnewitz Apr 8, 2018

    First Second's THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS puts names and faces to the Civil Rights Movement, powerfully giving voice to two young families in the wake of the TSU riots. Writers Mark Long and Jim Demonakos and artist Nate Powell humanize the movement with clear voices and nuanced characters. Read Full Review

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