The Social Order Is Reversed In ‘Black Cotton’ From Scout Comics
by James Ferguson
Scout Comics has announced Black Cotton, a new series launching in February 2021 set in an alternate reality where the social order of “white” and “black” is reversed. Written by Patrick Foreman and Brian Hawkins, illustrated by Marco Perugini, lettered by Francisco Zamora, and featuring graphic design by Jerry Nilsson, the comic follows the Cottons, an elitist family rocked by a tragic shooting. This starts to unravel long-standing family secrets that could destroy them and divide the fragile social climate of the world.
Elijah Cotton, the modern patriarch of the Cotton family and business mogul of Black Cotton Ventures, tries to manage the public outrage and fallout from his police officer son, Zion Cotton’s, shooting of a young white woman. Meanwhile, Qia Cotton, the only daughter of Eljiah and the CEO of Black Cotton Ventures, attempts to assuage the situation by paying off the victim and her family; Xavier Cotton, the youngest Cotton and sophomore in high school, works on a history project that takes him down a rabbit hole of family history.
“Black Cotton is a comic, but it’s also a mindset; it’s a mindset that’s being explored in a comic.” says co-writer Brian Hawkins.
Black Cotton #1 (of 6) is set for release on February 10th, 2021.