Today on The Feat. in honor of both New York Comic Con and the start of Spooky SZN we’re featuring a very original black comic book Is’nana The Were-Spider.
What’s it about? Accidentally breaking a barrier between our world and theirs (called THE MOTHER KINGDOM), Is’nana, the son of Anansi (The West African God of Spiders) accepts the responsibility for releasing creatures of horror into our world, villains who want nothing more but to cause chaos and mayhem to achieve their own diabolical or selfish goals. With guidance from his father, Is’nana not only strives to live up to his father’s name but to also reach his own potential while he seeks to discover his individuality and place in the world. In Vol. 2, the story continues when he must stop a hive of evil were-hornets, bees, and wasps.
We interviewed the creator of the series a young black comic creator with a very bright future, Greg Anderson Elysee (check that out here) and he describes the story this way:
“Is’nana the Were-Spider is a horror fantasy, coming of age book about the son of Anansi the Spider trying to find his own place in the world while living up to and being guided by his father’s legacy. I’m hoping to use this series as a way of showcasing various Black mythological and spiritual figures.”
Vol. 1 was released in 2016 and Vol, 2 just dropped in September 2018 to acclaim as the The first chapter of Vol 2 won 3 Glyph Awards. With it’s mix of African folklore mixed with a coming of age story and a dose of good old fashion sci-fi and horror, Is’Nana is unlike anything you’ve likely to have read before and is a black comic book worth checking out!
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Written by @TalentedMrFord