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Incognegro: Renaissance #5 cover by Warren Pleece

Incognegro: Renaissance #5 Review – Closure and Small Victories

Zane and Bette plan to expose Van Horn as a fraud and having plagiarized Xavier’s manuscript. Bette receives a threatening invitation to meet at the Waldorf Astoria. She must go alone, so she helps Zane put together a disguise to get in as well. She meets with the perpetrator of it all, and this person […]

Incognegro: Renaissance #4 cover by Warren Pleece

Incognegro: Renaissance #4 Review – Good Characters and a Tight Mystery

Zane and Bette avoid being captured by the police and leave the hospital. They regroup back at the bar Zane frequents, and he has more questions about Bette and what she knows about Xavier. This puts Zane on the trail of another attendant of Van Horn’s party: an actor named Douglass. Incognegro: Renaissance #4 gets […]

Dark Horse Collects Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece’s Incognegro: Renaissance in October

Following their collection of the original Vertigo Comics graphic novel Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery with a 10th-anniversary edition, Dark Horse has announced plans to escalate this growing turf war by collecting the more recent follow-up by Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece, Incognegro: Renaissance, in their own hardcover volume in October. The 128-page book collects 2018’s Incognegro: Renaissance […]

Incognegro: Renaissance #3 cover by Warren Pleece

Incognegro Renaissance #3 Review: A Compelling New Player Enters the Drama

Zane finds himself at the mercy of an actress named Bette Mignom and her brute of a bodyguard. Bette knows more about Xavier and has more going on under the surface than Zane can imagine. She wants Xavier’s manuscript, which Zane has. However, Zane is unsure if he can trust Bette. Worse yet, his editor […]

Incognegro: Renaissance #2 cover by Warren Pleece

Incognegro Renaissance #2 Review: An Absorbing and Racially-Charged Detective Story

After a meeting with Van Horn proves unfruitful, Zane’s friends help him with a makeover so that he can pass completely in white society. This allows Zane to enter the whites patrons-only (the performers and dishwashers can be black) Cotton Club to interview a woman about the death of Xavier. Incognegro: Renaissance #2 continues off […]

Incognegro: Renaissance #1 cover by Warren Pleece

Incognegro Renaissance #1 Review: A Relevant and Absorbing Murder Mystery

Zane Pinchback is a black journalist in the 1920s for the New Holland Herald. He is invited to the party of a wealthy white writer named Van Horn. There, he learns a little bit more about how complicated the world is. He expects to be accepted, because Van Horn is known for writing about the […]


Exclusive – Mat Johnson on the Birth of Incognegro and Cover Reveal

We have an exclusive advanced look at writer Mat Johnson’s Horsepower column that will run inside of all Dark Horse comics being released in February. Johnson is the writers of the Incognegro: Renaissance series along with artist Warren Pleece. In the column he talks about how he went from writing the Papa Midnite mini-series for […]

Incognegro: Renaissance #2

[EXCLUSIVE] Warren Pleece Cover for Incognegro: Renaissance #2

Dark Horse has sent us an exclusive first look at the cover for Incognegro: Renaissance #2 from Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece. The second issue of the new series that is a prequel to the Vertigo graphic novel that came out 10 years ago. The synopsis for the series reads: “After a black writer is […]

Dark Horse’s Berger Books Spotlights Titles From Gibbons, Johnson, And Others

Bleeding Cool reporter Joe Glass writes: At SDCC, founding editor of DC’s Vertigo Karen Berger is on hand to explain the first projects revealed as part of her new Dark Horse imprint, Berger Books. Berger says she’s really happy to be here, and happy to be back in comics after taking a few years out. Panel […]