Black, the comic book series created by Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3 about a world where only black people have superpowers, is the latest to fulfill its comic book destiny by getting optioned for a movie by Studio 8.
Mixing social commentary with classic superhero action and drama, the series, named one of six books that made comics fun in 2016 plus Civil War 2 by Bleeding Cool, features art by Jamal Igle and covers by Khary Randolph. It was successfully funded on Kickstarter, raising more than $91,000 and was published by Black Mask. And now, it will become a major motion picture.
Osajyefo and Smith will co-produce the movie, according to Deadline, along with Black Mask’s Matteo Pizzolo. The publisher has been disrupting the comics industry by releasing quality comics instead of relying on gimmicks, and it looks like it’s starting to pay off with some sweet big money Hollywood deals.