King: A Comics Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Ho Che Anderson

By Ho Che Anderson

This groundbreaking physique of comics journalism collects for first time Anderson's complete biography of the popular civil rights chief Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Over a decade within the making, the saga has been praised for its brilliant sport of 1 of the main tumultuous classes in U.S. heritage and for its accuracy in depicting the non-public and public lives of King, from his delivery to his assassination. King probes the existence tale of 1 of America's maximum public figures with an unflinchingly serious eye, casting King as an bold, dichotomous determine deserving of his position in heritage yet now not above ethical sacrifice to get there. Anderson's expressionistic visible variety is wrought with dramatic power; panels evoke a painterly consciousness to aspect yet juxtapose with each other in any such manner as to propel King's tale with cinematic momentum. Anderson's profitable use of the image novel to inform a massive paintings of nonfiction has drawn favorable comparisons to artwork Spiegelman's Maus: A Survivor's story, Joe Sacco's Palestine, and Osamu Tezuka's Adolph.

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