Ho Che Anderson has spent over 10 years researching, writing, and drawing King, a monumental graphic biography that liberates Martin Luther King Jr. from the saintly, one-dimensional, hagiographic image so prevalent in pop culture. Here is King—father, husband, politician, deal broker, idealist, pragmatist, inspiration to millions—brought to vivid, flesh-and-blood life. Anderson’s expressionistic visual style is wrought with dramatic energy; panels evoke a painterly attention to detail but whose juxtapositions propel King’s story with cinematic momentum.
The Special Edition, a newly designed volume that includes the original 240-page graphic biography, as well as nearly a hundred additional pages of “extras,” including:
- 'Black Dogs'; a brand new prelude to King, set in the aftermath of the Rodney King turmoil in 90's LA.
- 'Assassin'; a brand new epilogue about James Earl Ray.
- Preparatory sketches, discarded panels, excerpts from diaries of the author, all which have never been seen before.