When we put out the call for submissions for Black Power: The Superhero Anthology, we expected a good response. However, we were NOT expecting to receive over 50 submissions.
Correction: over 50 submissions of some of the greatest stories we have ever had the pleasure of reading!
It was difficult to narrow it down, but we have chosen nineteen (19) stories we feel best capture what we are looking for and will excite and inspire readers who have been waiting for an anthology like this – one in which Black Superheroes are at the forefront, aren’t simply the sidekick, cannon fodder, or the “Magical Negro,” whose major purpose is to pick the white hero up (emotionally and often physically) when he is down and encourage said white hero to go on and save the world.
We at Blacktastic Books – the Comic Book, Graphic Novel and Superhero imprint of Roaring Lions Productions – are proud to reveal the TOC for Black Power: The Superhero Anthology!
Are You Experienced? by Liberty Blair Charissage
A Monstrous Journey by Mark P. Steele
Black Licorice by Keith Gaston
Blue Spark vs. the Gentle Giantess by S.J. Fujimoto
Brianna’s Interlude by Jeffrey Bolden
Capes at the End of the World by Rorie Still
Django Unplugged: A T.A.S.K. Story by Hannibal Tabu
Fall of the Caretakers by Ronald Jones
Ghost by Milton Davis
Glascock by Cynthia Ward
Gotta Go by Aurelius Raines II
Heroes Again by Balogun Ojetade
In Need of a Friend by Derrick Ferguson
New Elements by M. Haynes
Nikia the Pandora by Lance Oliver Keeble
Real Monsters by Nora Anthony
Shadowboxer: Neutral Corners by Adeatoyshe J. Heru
Tally Marks by Chris Wilts
The Superhero’s Fatter Cousin by Valerie Puissant
Where Monsters Roam by Dennis R. Upkins