Category: COMICS

Black Mask Studios We’re in the midst of an age of superheroes, but many of the colorful costumed vigilantes filling our screens and comics date back to the ’30s or ’60s. Fortunately, there’s plenty of room for fresh, original characters, and this week marks the bookstore release of the graphic novel Black AF: America’s Sweetheart , which centers on a brand-new black superhero named Good Girl. Written by Kwanza Osajyefo and published by Black Mask Studios, Black AF tells the story of teenage hero Eli Franklin (a.k.a. Good Girl), who grew up with an adopted family, not unlike Superman. Since childhood, Eli has demonstrated incredible powers (including enhanced strength, flight, and even super-breath), and once she comes of age she decides to put those abilities to use fighting for justice. However, unlike most other superheroes, Good Girl lives in a world where only black people have superpowers — the world first established in Osajyefo’s original Black graphic novel. The government has tried its best to keep this fact secret from the public, but can’t stop Good Girl from using her powers to help people. EW caught up with Osajyefo to discuss the ideas behind the Black stories and the [...]