Racism Vs. Superman? Mark Waid And JG Jones' Strange Fruit Announced By Boom At ComicsPRO
Boom have announced a second comic at the ComicsPRO retailer meet taking place in Portland. Strange Fruit is a new comic written by Mark Waid with fully painted artwork by JG Jones coming from Boom – and it as been some time coming.
People at ComicsPRO tell me that it will take place in 1927, as a black superpowered being lands in the racial and social quagmire of Mississippi. The Superman parallels are meant to be apparent, it seems, and I am told "In fact, was that Kal-el's rocket that just crashed?"
I am told the story is intended to confront racism, slavery and the heroic myth. The title is from the Billie Holliday song, originally written as a poem by Abel Meeropol, about racist lynchings of the South