The black comic book Omni is a super hero tale with a twist and it’s today’s feature.
Omni, is one of the books in Humanoids’ Ignition shared universe co-created by Kwanza Osajyefo. It stars Cecelia Cobbina, a young doctor who is suddenly and mysteriously bestowed with superpowers. And not just any superpower but the power to think and process information at the speed of light. In an instant she becomes the smartest person on earth.
Overwhelmed with the power to answer any question and solve any problem, Cecelia must overcome her own fears and tackle the one question she can’t seem to figure out: why? A black woman being that smart and then trying to unravel the mystery of how she (and a select few others) got superpowers is an intriguing and original premise for a comic book.
Art for the book has been done by Alitha E. Martinez who has also drawn Iron Man for Marvel and Batgirl for DC. Over the course of her career she has worked for all the major comic book publishers, including Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics, and Archie Comics. One of the current writers of the book is Melody Cooper a filmmaker, TV writer, and playwright (who made waves for exposing Amy Cooper’s now infamous racist Central Park meltdown against her brother).
Omni is mysterious, ambitious and unapologetically political. Cecilia is a deep, sensitive and relatable character. And the art is beautiful and captivating. Comic book fans looking for something that represents for The Culture, this book’s for you.
We hope you enjoyed our look at the black comic book Omni. Check out more of our black superhero content:
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Written by @TalentedMrFord