Kwanza Osajyefo

marlene lopez

Kwanza Osajyefo began his career as an intern at Marvel Comics and worked his way up to digital editor. After leaving comics for a time, Kwanza returned to launch DC Comics first webcomics imprint and created the blueprints for their digital comics initiative. He is co-creator and the author of Black and Black [AF] – a comic that explores the question: what if only black people had superpowers? In Black AF: America’s Sweetheart (Black Mask Comics), the question posed is: 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.