The creators of the popular and provocative social justice-driven comic series BLACK announced that a sequel series, WHITE, is officially in the works and gathering funding through Kickstarter.
The franchise's creators announced the project will be funded via Kickstarter and will serve as a follow-up tp the 2016 BLACK title by Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3. Once successfully funded, the book is intended to begin this October, with interior artist Jamal Igle, cover artist Khary Randolph, letterer Dave Sharpe, colorist Derwin Roberson and editor Sarah Litt returning for the sequel.
WHITE will deal with BLACK's protagonist, the hero known as X (formerly Kareem Jenkins), as he leads a resistance against the new President of the United States, Theodore Mann. X's journey won't be easy, since Mann's family has a history of exploitation and is now waging full-on war against black people using a super-soldier program with a racist agenda.
WHITE is planned as a six-issue miniseries and the second trilogy in the Black comic universe. Following the success of Black, there have been three spinoff series published by Black Mask -- BLACK [AF]: America’s Sweetheart, BLACK [AF]: Widows and Orphans, and BLACK [AF]: Devil’s Dye.
“How does a nation struggling with a history of racial inequality cope in a world where only black people have superpowers?” Osajyefo said in an official press release. “Our story asks: In a time of supposed inclusion and diversity, how far will those in charge push back to retain the status quo?”
The Kickstarter will run now through March 31, 2019.