Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery 10th anniversary edition

Jacket art for graphic novel Incognegro- Renaissance

  • Contributors: written by Mat Johnson ; art by Warren Pleece ; lettered by Clem Robins ; cover art by Warren Pleece.
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  • Summary: A page-turning thriller of racial divide, Incognegro: Renaissance explores segregation, secrets and self-image as our race-bending protagonist penetrates a world where he feels stranger than ever before. When a black writer is found dead at a scandalous interracial party in 1920s' New York, Harlem's cub reporter Zane Pinchback is the only one determined to solve the murder. Zane must go "Incognegro" for the first time, using his light appearance to pass as a white man to find the true killer, in this prequel miniseries to the critically acclaimed Vertigo graphic novel, now available in a special new 10th Anniversary Edition. With a cryptic manuscript as his only clue, and a mysterious and beautiful woman as the murder's only witness, Zane finds himself on the hunt through the dark and dangerous streets of "roaring twenties" Harlem in search for justice. In a time when looks could kill. Zane's skin is the only thing keeping him alive
  • Awards/Recognition:
    • School Library Journal's Adult Books for High School Students, 2008
    • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2009
    • No additional awards known of as of 10/1/2020. Please contact this project's researchers if you are aware of an award not listed.


  • Number of Pages: 128
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  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Publisher: Berger Books
  • ISBN: 9781506705637

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