A tale of blood and vengeance set in the rip-roaring 1930s, this graphic novel stars Arron Day, alias Blackjack, an African-American soldier of fortune.
It is so pleasant to know that in an era that is still chock-a-block overflowing with superheroes Spandex-clad that there is still room for heroes from the old school.
Blackjack returns to his boyhood home in Cairo, joining forces with martial-arts expert Maryam and mercenaries Bo and Red to seek long-overdue revenge on a charismatic Bedouin warlord known as The Cobra.
And, here's what the Cobra has to start the story . . .
Hailed by Publishers Weekly as a Notable African-American-Interest Title, this Dover graphic novel marks the first time that issues 1–3 of Blackjack: Book 1: Second Bite of the Cobra have been collected in one deluxe edition. Exclusive Bonus Material:
- New Foreword by Joseph Illidge, editor of Batman: No Man's Land
- New Afterword by award-winning inker David Colley
- New cover art by Scott Hanna
Alex Simmons Creator/writer, is no overnight success. Prior to BLACKJACK, Simmons wrote a number of juvenile mysteries, under a variety of pseudonyms for many well-known publishers; three children's books for Disney. He also created the "Clue Kids" series, for Troll. Simmons also wrote several stage plays, including "Sherlock Holmes and the Hands of Othello" which received critical praise from the Amsterdam News, and the NY Times; and three biographies for Steck-Vaughn, including one on Denzel Washington. Simultaneous to writing and publishing BLACKJACK, Simmons is also authoring two original novels, "FUTURE FLASH" a sci-terror tale, and "THE RAVEN LEAGUE," the adventures of six street urchins who get involved in exciting and dangerous mysteries in Sherlock Holmes' London. As if that wasn't enough, he also wrote 12 interactive mysteries for Tiger Toys new electronic game, "Who Done It," which received three awards. Read more at Simmons Here And Now!
If you're into the Cobra, check these:
Blackjack: There Came A Dark Hunter: The Further Adventures of Arron Day
Blackjack: Shooters (Blackjack, The Adventures of Arron Day)
Blackjack: Buried Secrets by Alex Simmons, William McCay
Blackjack: Blood and Honor, The Graphic Novel
See lots of very cool art from Alex!
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... and, thanks for reading
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