Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark

Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark

by Charlie J. Eskew

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Overview

Trapped in a dead-end job in his Ohio hometown, watching the girl of his dreams move on to a glamorous new life in a big city—Donald McDougal’s aimlessness has held him back for a long time. When a lightning strike grants him superhuman powers, he jumps at his chance to finally be somebody. But the new abilities and the pursuit of superheroic fame come with a price tag, and it may not be one he can afford.

This wry debut is at once a fanboy’s homage to the history of superhero storytelling in America and a keen-eyed satire of those same stories, raising questions about race and privilege that are becoming impossible to ignore.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941360163
Publisher: Lanternfish Press
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Charlie J. Eskew is a writer from Columbus, Ohio. He is a professional comic book shop lurker and tenured Black dude in America. Please satisfy your unnatural obsession with him via Twitter @CJEskew or his website, www.askeweskew.com.

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