Black Mask's Black to Illuminate Movie Audiences

The April 23 edition of The Hollywood Reporter announced that Black Mask Studios’ Black — a series set in a world where only black people can acquire superpowers — has been targeted for a film adaptation by Studio 8.

Filmmaker Seith Mann — who has directed episodes of The Walking Dead, The Wire and Friday Night Lights — and comic book creators Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith 3, Jamal Igle and Khary Randolph will adapt the book as a potential franchise. The follow up, Black [AF]: America's Sweetheart, is also slated for development.

Black is set in a world where only Black people have superpowers. After miraculously surviving being gunned down by police, a young man learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it's safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free. 

For more information on Black and Black [AF]: America's Sweetheart, see below.

BLACK VOLUME 1
Published by: Black Mask Comics
Written by: Kwanza Osajyefo
Illustrated by: Jama Igle, Robin Riggs, Tim Smith III, Derwin Roberson
Format: Softcover, 208 pages, Black & White, Superhero, $19.99
ISBN9781628751864
Ages: 16+

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In a world that already hates and fears them - what if only Black people had superpowers. After miraculously surviving being gunned down by police, a young man learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it's safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free. Collects issues 1-6.

BLACK [AF]: AMERICA'S SWEETHEART
Published by: Black Mask Comics
Written byKwanza Osajyefo
Illustrated by: Jennifer Johnson, Sho Murase
Format: Softcover, 84 pages, Black & White, Action/Sci-Fi, $9.99
ISBN9781628751918
Ages: 13+

AVAILABLE NOW

Can a black woman be America's first superhero? Eli Franklin is a 15-year-old girl living in rural Montana-and she just happens to be the most powerful person on the planet. In the aftermath of the world learning that only black people have superpowers, Eli makes her debut as the superhero Good Girl, on a mission to help people and quell the fear of empowered blacks. When a super-terrorist threatens to take away everything Eli has worked toward, will donning a patriotic costume be enough for her to find acceptance? America's Sweetheart expands BLACK into a universe of heroes.


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