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Free on the internet: The Eisner nominated “Black Death in America” by Tom King and John Paul Leon

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“Black Death in America” is an Eisner nominated short story that originally appeared in the Vertigo CMYK: Black issue. Written by Tom King with art by John Paul Leon it follows the true story of Henry Louis Johnson, an African-American soldier in World War I who was held up as a war hero but died in poverty. Johnson was only awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2015.

Kim has made the story available for free on his Twitter:

But I’ve been given permission to repost it here as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. Beautiful panels in this story, with great graphic shapes and tone rhythms! (dark panels interspersed with lighter areas etc) Thanks for posting this.

  2. Ever since I saw his work on the original Static (Milestone Media) I’ve been impressed with John Paul Leon’s work. Really, really nice. Is he currently working? If not, that’s really a shame. This guy’s craftsmanship is top notch.

  3. John Paul Leon is the best artist working at a mainstream company. Tom King is the best writer working at a mainstream company. John Workman is the best letterer working at a mainstream company. Someone had to say it.

    I assume Sara Miller is an awesome editor, but alas, I am less familiar with her work.

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