The world needs more African-American heroes … so we decided to create a few.
Consider this comic book — Nia Griggs & The Kemetic Sisterhood of Science #0 (on sale now in digital format at Peep Game Comix) — the first round in a battle to populate pop culture with more (and hopefully cooler) super folk of color.
And, yes, we (the folks at 20th Place Media) see the creation of comic books as a revolutionary act. Just think: For decades, the media has been used as a tool to dehumanize and defame people of color. Our mission is to use the media as a tool for broadening the idea of what it means to be a “minority.”
So this one-shot issue — a “pilot episode” of sorts — is the beginning. It’ll be followed in coming months by two more one-shots, starring two more brand-new heroes. And then months after that, we’ll have another “Nia Griggs” one-shot … followed by more one-shots starring even more new heroes. We’re building new worlds y’all. And we’re hoping the comic book industry, and pop culture in general, will never be the same.
Stay tuned … but in the meantime, buy Nia Griggs & The Kemetic Sisterhood of Science at: Peep Game Comix.