Experts Say Afrofuturistic Storytelling In Comics Is Booming

Major comic-book houses like Megascope, DC and Dark Horse plan to develop and release a host of new and resurfaced Afrofuturist content in 2021.

2020 Entertainment Photos
Pedestrians look up at a mural by artist Shane Grammer of the late actor Chadwick Boseman's character T'Challa from the 2018 film "Black Panther," Chris Pizzello / ASSOCIATED PRESS
2020 Entertainment Photos
Pedestrians look up at a mural by artist Shane Grammer of the late actor Chadwick Boseman's character T'Challa from the 2018 film "Black Panther," Chris Pizzello / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Experts Say Afrofuturistic Storytelling In Comics Is Booming

Major comic-book houses like Megascope, DC and Dark Horse plan to develop and release a host of new and resurfaced Afrofuturist content in 2021.

Afrofuturism — the movement and aesthetic that reimagines and melds African diasporic history and culture with science fiction — is having an explosion in the mainstream, particularly in comics and graphic novels.

Reset brings on a Chicago-based Afrofuturist writer and leading expert to get her take on the reported boom and title recommendations for newcomers.

GUEST: Ytasha Womack, filmmaker and author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture and Rayla 2212