THUNDERBOLT: An American Tale vol.1
ON SALE september 16
• Dying is part of the plan. •
He’s one of the most controversial figures in American history—Captain John Brown. As a young boy, he swore he’d dedicate his life to the struggle against slavery. He embarked on a mission, along with his brood and like-minded fellow Americans, to be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian and to the liar-- a THUNDERBOLT!
19th century. Old John Brown is on a mission from God to eliminate slavery from US soil. Some call him a terrorist and a madman, others a hero and a prophet. Old Brown leaves the battleground of Kansas heading east to assemble a motley crew of 21 men to raid the town’s armory, with the end goal of arming and abetting black slaves across the south to rise against their masters. Brown and his gang’s zealotry for the cause against slavery were beyond self-sacrifice and if dying is part of the plan, surrender certainly was not an option.
From author and illustrator, Wilfred Santiago, creator of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel, Michael Jordan: Bull On Parade and 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente.
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Suggested for mature readers.
Listen to the Original Soundtrack by Dario Argosy
• CRITICAL PRAISE •
“Mr. Santiago is an important and unique voice in the world of art and comix!!! THUNDERBOLT is further evidence of his stature”
— GEOF DARROW, Shaolin Cowboy
“John Brown's intense, inspired personality is revealed through dialogue and correspondence”
“We need compelling stories of our past like THUNDERBOLT to wake us all to our present. What a gift!”
—ROBERTA GREGORY, Naughty Bits
“A firecracker exploration about our national origins”
— ILAN STAVANS, Don Quijote of La Mancha GN