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George Gene GustinesZane Pinchback, a reporter for The New Holland Herald of New York, is a black man who can pass for white. Zane uses this ability to go undercover to investigate lynchings in the 1930s South. "Identity is open-ended," he proclaims. "Why have just one?" That belief is a theme that comes up in unexpected ways in this engrossing graphic novel, with its smart dialogue and sharp images…The ultimate examples of passing are tied to the central mystery and the coup de grace of Incognegro, both of which are best not revealed here. The former is a tragedy while the latter, which punishes the man behind the lynchings, is a case of both poetic justice and deliberate mistaken identity. The powerful coda well befits the story, much as Incognegro proudly exemplifies the graphic novel.
—The New York Times