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Season 1: Episode 4

The Blacker the Hero, the Darker the Truth

The Blacker the Hero, the Darker the Truth
Race and Power
October 7, 2021

This week, host Brian Lowery delves into the world of BLACK with the comic’s co-creator Kwanza Osajyefo. The series raises the question: What if only Black people could have superpowers? How would they use these abilities, and at what cost? The conversation explores issues of representation in the themes, artwork, and characters in BLACK and comics today, as well as how the story of superheroes is changing in publishing and onscreen. For more about Brian and his guests, visit knowwhatyousee.com.

Brian Lowery

A Photo of Brian Lowery

Brian Lowery is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and a social psychologist by training. He received his doctorate from UCLA in 2001 with a minor in statistical methods.

Kwanza Osajyefo

Kwanza Osajyefo

Creator + Author of BLACK
Kwanza Osajyefo

Creator and author of BLACK, a comic series that explores: what if only black people had superpowers, Kwanza has worked in comics for nearly two decades.

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