If you’re looking for some great reading that shows the huge contribution of black creators to comics history, Marvel Unlimited  has just made 100 comics by black creators free to read — you don’t need to sign up or log in. Just click the link and start reading. 

Black voices, creators, and characters are an intertwined part of Marvel history. These comics aim to celebrate their legacies, whether stretching back decades or just this year.

To access Marvel Unlimited’s free comics offering, download or update the Marvel Unlimited app for iOS or Android at the respective Apple and Google Play app stores, and click “Free Comics” on the landing screen. No payment information or trial subscriptions will be required for the selection of free comics.

The list includes work by Dwayne McDuffie, Eve Ewing, Nilah Magruder, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Khary Randolph, Roxanne Gay, Nnedi Okorafor, David Walker, Sanford Greene and many many more.

Among the gems here: Truth: Red, White and Black by Robert Morales and Kyle Baker, the story of Isaiah Bradley, the first black Captain America. It’s long out of print; if you’ve never had a chance to read it, don’t miss it.

Also available: Damage Control by Dwayne McDuffie and Ernie Colon, another gem of a story that is a must read in Marvel history.

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  1. He didn’t work for Marvel, but seek out the work of George Herriman (“Krazy Kat”), who spent his adult life passing for white. Michael Tissernand’s Herriman biography, “Krazy,” is a must-read.

    Matt Baker’s comic book work from the ’40s and ’50s is also worth exploring. A lot of his work can be read on public domain sites like Comic Book Plus.

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