If you are looking for a fascinating pop-culture angle to celebrate the contributions of Black creators through history, look no further than Yoe Books’ Invisible Men: The Trailblazing Black Artists of Comic Books. This collection of riveting stories compiled by “The Comics Detective” Ken Quattro brings to light the Black artists who (mostly behind the scenes) brought fantastic stories of superheroes, horror monsters and romantic trysts to the page in the industry’s early years. Available now in print (SRP $34.99) and digital ($14.99), Animag is excited to offer one lucky reader a physical copy, courtesy of our friends at IDW Publishing.
Gorgeously illustrated with rare examples of each artist’s work, including full stories from mainstream comic books to rare titles like All-Negro Comics and Negro Heroes, plus unpublished artist’s photos and art, Invisible Men: The Trailblazing Black Artists of Comic Books features Quattro’s 20-plus years of impeccable research and writing. Alongside their work, readers will explore the social and cultural environments that formed these extraordinary artists — figures like E.C. Stoner, Owen Middleton and Matt Baker.
Enter for your chance to win by selecting the correct answer to the trivia question below and emailing it with your name, address and email address to email@example.com with the subject line “Invisible Men Giveaway”.
Question: E.C. Stoner created stories for Golden Age heroes like Blue Beetle, Blackstone and Breeze Barton … but what quirky character is he also said to have polished up for a major campaign?
A. Mr. Peanut
B. The Michelin Man
C. Miss Chiquita Banana
D. Elsie the Cow