Publisher: Fantagraphic Books
Written by: Ho Che Anderson
Illustrated by: Ho Che Anderson
Review by: Matt Peters
Sequential art is usually relegated to tales of men doing amazing deeds while saving the day. Most beloved comic book characters have personal issues that frequently interfere with their crime fighting schedules. On the other side of the spectrum, comics are used to teach lessons, enhance understanding of important topics, or make noise simply for the joy of making noise. King by Ho Che Anderson falls into each of these categories and fits perfectly.
As with most tellings of the life story of Martin Luther King, Jr., this one highlights the amazing accomplishments of King’s career and his impact on society. Ho Che Anderson uses a different approach and focuses on details that are normally left out of textbooks. Taking quotes from people who met King, journeyed with him, and experienced his teachings and shortcomings firsthand, the book gives readers an honest and refreshing take on the man that became a legend. (more…)