It’s been ten years since the 2007-2008 global financial crisis that devastated longstanding, too-big-to-fail, banking institutions and shattered the life savings of hundreds of thousands of hard working people.
Entire countries were enveloped in the quicksand of collapse. Jobs were eliminated overnight. Lives were lost.
And hatred, abhorrence and distrust for the affluent deepened and spread.
The phrase “1 per cent” became mainstream, and pop culture followed down that rabbit hole in many ways, be it film or music, continuously shining the light of justice and social equity on money, power…and, in the case of comic books, the rich superheroes that protected the city and its citizens!
Ladies and gentlemen, purveyors of social justice, fandom of a certain age, if you haven’t already had the pleasure, let me introduce to today’s release of The Black Sinister!
The Black Sinister – Hardcover Graphic Novel
Written By: Kaare Andrews
Illustrated By: Troy Nixey
Published By: Dark Horse Comics
Canadian writer, illustrator, and director, Kaare Andrews (Renato Jones: The One%, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon, Spider-Man: Reign), has been crafting stories about aspects of the “1 per cent” and, reciprocally, the “99 per cent”, for some time now. Calling it his “Wealth” trilogy, the most popular of his creations is probably the monthly Renato Jones: The One%, published by Image Comics.
With The Black Sinister, Andrews has partnered with visionary illustrator, director and, it so happens, fellow Canadian, Troy Nixey (Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged In Life, Only The End Of The World Again), to create a world that has justice spinning entirely out of control.
Originally published in serialized format within the pages of the monthly Dark Horse Presents anthology (issue s#26-#31), The Black Sinister tells the story of billionaire Emerson Black who offers his own brand of unhinged justice on gangs, villains and all sorts of dastardly criminals. All in equal measure with the common city jaywalker!
The Black Sinister is billionaire Bruce Wayne with a psychotic mind! It’s Batman gone bad. Way bad.
Does money allow for justice to be above the law? Are laws equal and equitable for all?
The citizens of Coal City don’t think so. And now the “99 per cent” need to protect themselves against their completely unhinged antihero! As if they didn’t have enough problems with the affluent!
The Black Sinister is a 72-page hardcover graphic novel that collects the original serialized story full of striking visuals and salient observations of the times and the society we live in today.
Best of all? It won’t cost you a fortune! You can pick up a hardcover copy of The Black Sinister for around $10.
Mete out justice for your senses…and your pocket book! Make the run to your local comic book shop or favourite bookstore and pick up The Black Sinister today!
You can catch a sneak preview of The Black Sinister right here.