Black Mask’s ‘White’ #1 Sells Out Ahead Of Release, Heads To Second Printing
by Brendan M. Allen
The first issue of the empowered Black Superheroes comic book series White (sequel to 2016’s Black) by creators Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith III, Jamal Igle, and Khary Randolph has garnered over 40,000 orders, selling out ahead of its June 30th release date. Publisher Black Mask Studios has announced the book will be rushed back to press for a second printing.
‘In a world that already hates and fears them – what if only Black people had superpowers. That’s the setting of the ‘Black’ universe of comic books. After miraculously surviving being gunned down by police, a young man learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. He must decide whether it’s safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free.’
The sellout is due, at least in part, to White’s initial plan to be released as a limited edition series with a 2,500 copy print run for the main cover. White received orders nearly twenty-times higher than its initial printing. In response to the, the team has decided to scrap the limited edition status and open up the reprint run with no limits.
“Following up the success of Black, we wanted to offer something exciting, not just in the story but the delivery of the sequel, White,” said writer Kwanza Osajyefo. “We love comics and grew up collecting, and to bring back some of that fun, we did a limited run of the series so fans could truly say they have a collector’s item. The response again was more than we anticipated, so we’re doing a second printing so anyone who wants to read White #1 can do so.”