Mat Johnson (Loving Day, Pym) and Warren Pleece’s (The Invisibles, Life Sucks) Incognegro: Renaissance  was a phenomenal mini-series for the Berger Books curated line at Dark Horse Comics. A series that explored self-image and the boundaries of racial lines, it was a worthy successor to the original Vertigo published book which turns 10 this year. Dark Horse will collect Incognegro: Renaissance #1–#5 in a sure to be gorgeous hardcover edition.

If you haven’t read Incognegro: Renaissance, here’s the pitch from Dark Horse Comics:

When a black writer is found dead at a scandalous interracial party in 1920s’ New York, Harlem’s cub reporter Zane Pinchback is the only one determined to solve the murder. Zane must go “Incognegro” for the first time, using his light appearance to pass as a white man to find the true killer, in this prequel miniseries to the critically acclaimed Vertigo graphic novel, available in a special 10th Anniversary Edition.   

With a cryptic manuscript as his only clue and a mysterious and beautiful woman as the murder’s only witness, Zane finds himself on the hunt through the dark and dangerous streets of “roaring twenties” Harlem in search for justice. In a time when looks could kill . . . Zane’s skin is the only thing keeping him alive.

Incognegro: Renaissance goes on sale October 3, 2018, and is available for preorder on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.


  1. Good premise. Read the original but along with all the other Vertigo crime line, so it didn’t stick out to me. This must be the right time for me to revisit. Thanks

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