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Dark Blood, Vol. 1

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The debut speculative fiction graphic novel from NAACP Image Award-winning showrunner LaToya Morgan (The Walking Dead)! Avery Aldridge was a decorated soldier during World War II; now he’s just an ordinary young Black man busy providing for his family. But he’s haunted by the wounds of war, and after a run-in awakens latent abilities, he’ll discover he’s anything but ordina The debut speculative fiction graphic novel from NAACP Image Award-winning showrunner LaToya Morgan (The Walking Dead)! Avery Aldridge was a decorated soldier during World War II; now he’s just an ordinary young Black man busy providing for his family. But he’s haunted by the wounds of war, and after a run-in awakens latent abilities, he’ll discover he’s anything but ordinary. But between flashbacks, ever-emerging and frightening powers, and a seemingly kind doctor with unclear motives, will Avery be able to make sense of his newfound abilities and what’s been done to him? Can he keep his family safe in a society that never wanted him to have any power? A bold, evocative genre-bending saga by NAACP Image Award-Winning screenwriter LaToya Morgan (AMC's The Walking Dead, Into The Badlands), artists Walt Barna (The Osiris Path) and Moisés Hidalgo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and colorist A.H.G. (Broken Bear) about the power of love, family, and resilience. Collects Dark Blood #1-6.


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The debut speculative fiction graphic novel from NAACP Image Award-winning showrunner LaToya Morgan (The Walking Dead)! Avery Aldridge was a decorated soldier during World War II; now he’s just an ordinary young Black man busy providing for his family. But he’s haunted by the wounds of war, and after a run-in awakens latent abilities, he’ll discover he’s anything but ordina The debut speculative fiction graphic novel from NAACP Image Award-winning showrunner LaToya Morgan (The Walking Dead)! Avery Aldridge was a decorated soldier during World War II; now he’s just an ordinary young Black man busy providing for his family. But he’s haunted by the wounds of war, and after a run-in awakens latent abilities, he’ll discover he’s anything but ordinary. But between flashbacks, ever-emerging and frightening powers, and a seemingly kind doctor with unclear motives, will Avery be able to make sense of his newfound abilities and what’s been done to him? Can he keep his family safe in a society that never wanted him to have any power? A bold, evocative genre-bending saga by NAACP Image Award-Winning screenwriter LaToya Morgan (AMC's The Walking Dead, Into The Badlands), artists Walt Barna (The Osiris Path) and Moisés Hidalgo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and colorist A.H.G. (Broken Bear) about the power of love, family, and resilience. Collects Dark Blood #1-6.

30 review for Dark Blood, Vol. 1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Rod Brown

    I have to admit to being pretty frustrated by the storytelling in this graphic novel, but I do very much like the story of a Black veteran pilot of World War II in Jim Crow Alabama finding he has developed powers from some illegal human medical experimentation. Here's hoping the author has gotten all the time skipping and unnecessary narration out of her system and can just get down to business right off the bat in a second volume. And I would like to see a second volume, even if right now I'm r I have to admit to being pretty frustrated by the storytelling in this graphic novel, but I do very much like the story of a Black veteran pilot of World War II in Jim Crow Alabama finding he has developed powers from some illegal human medical experimentation. Here's hoping the author has gotten all the time skipping and unnecessary narration out of her system and can just get down to business right off the bat in a second volume. And I would like to see a second volume, even if right now I'm rounding up from 2.5 stars.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    Didn't exactly start strong, but I at least didn't hate it, though was ultimately a short series that I found banal and forgettable. Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 Total review score: 2.21 Didn't exactly start strong, but I at least didn't hate it, though was ultimately a short series that I found banal and forgettable. Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 Total review score: 2.21

  3. 4 out of 5

    Carol Tilley

    3.5 - for Issues #1 - 5.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Alan D.D.

    No puedo decir de qué se trata. El guión era desordenado, con un desarrollo errático que era imposible de seguir. Lo dejé a la mitad porque aún allí no entendía de qué se trataba la historia. Dos estrellas por intentar incorporar un componente social y, hasta donde vi, hacer la indignación del protagonista tan palpable que hasta a mí me hirvió la sangre varias veces. I can't say what it is about. The script was messy, with erratic development that was impossible to follow. I left it halfway throu No puedo decir de qué se trata. El guión era desordenado, con un desarrollo errático que era imposible de seguir. Lo dejé a la mitad porque aún allí no entendía de qué se trataba la historia. Dos estrellas por intentar incorporar un componente social y, hasta donde vi, hacer la indignación del protagonista tan palpable que hasta a mí me hirvió la sangre varias veces. I can't say what it is about. The script was messy, with erratic development that was impossible to follow. I left it halfway through because even there I didn't understand what the story was about. Two stars for trying to incorporate a social component and, as far as I saw, making the protagonist's outrage so palpable that even my blood boiled several times.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mike Jorgensen

    I really loved this book! I loved the cover art as it was coming out, but didn't hear much buzz about it... All that to say I LOVED it. Really great concept, strong pacing, great balance of telling the story from a few different points in time. This left space for a follow-up series and is definitely deserving! I really loved this book! I loved the cover art as it was coming out, but didn't hear much buzz about it... All that to say I LOVED it. Really great concept, strong pacing, great balance of telling the story from a few different points in time. This left space for a follow-up series and is definitely deserving!

  6. 5 out of 5

    James

    A surprising take on the Civil Rights era through superheroic eyes.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    this was so short -- maybe more like an issue than a volume. very interesting concept for a story.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jake Gray

    This is an impressive piece of story-telling. I loved the way it wove together different time periods of the main character's life to tell the story. Morgan packs a lot of story into these pages and the artwork is fantastic. This is an impressive piece of story-telling. I loved the way it wove together different time periods of the main character's life to tell the story. Morgan packs a lot of story into these pages and the artwork is fantastic.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Alyska

  10. 5 out of 5

    Haley

  11. 4 out of 5

    Suren Raja

  12. 5 out of 5

    Remy's Dad

  13. 5 out of 5

    Glenn

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jarrod

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ryan

  16. 5 out of 5

    Julie Leslie

  17. 5 out of 5

    Syd

  18. 4 out of 5

    SlurredNerd

  19. 4 out of 5

    Dena Burnett

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey

  21. 5 out of 5

    Cory Rathbun

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rayshawn

  23. 5 out of 5

    Aaron

  24. 5 out of 5

    24alex05

  25. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Ward

  26. 5 out of 5

    Caley

  27. 4 out of 5

    Corey

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ben

  29. 4 out of 5

    Wes Morgan

  30. 5 out of 5

    LTZBEE

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