The writer, Nnedi Okorafor, has a shelf of awards for science fiction prose. Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy Award. She’s also writing the Black Panther: Long Live the King series that’s a digital first over at Comixology.
Artist Eric Battle was done some Aquaman and he was also the artist on the Tarzan newspaper strip in the early aughts
The subject matter is historical adventure. Antar is a legendary poet and warrior from the Arabia pre-dating the rise of Islam. An actual person whose writings have survived the centuries.
Antar #1—Cover A: Eric Battle—SPOTLIGHT
Nnedi Okorafor (w) • Eric Battle (a & c)
Honor through perseverance. Legacy through diversity. IDW is proud to present the epic story of one of history’s greatest warriors and finest poets: Antar the Black Knight. A despised camel driver born of an African slave mother and an Arab Noble father, Antar proves that heroes are made by embracing who we are and dreaming about what we can become.
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 4/25/18
Order 10 copies, get one free Eric Battle pencil variant cover!
● Written by Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author, Nnedi Okorafor (Who Fears Death, Binti)!
● Lavishly illustrated by Eric Battle (The Scourge, Aquaman)!
● The story of the famed Arab warrior-poet comes to life in comics for the first time!
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