Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Comic Books: Black Comic Book Collection

This guide will orient you to JMU's comic book collections and resources.

Black Comic Book Collection

In 2017, Mollie Godfrey of the English Department and Librarian Brian Flota were awarded a Provost's Diversity Curriculum Grant to develop a collection of African American comic books to support Dr. Godfrey's English 359 course "African American Graphic Novels."

The comic books on this list are housed in Special Collections. Many of the comics listed were donated by Bradley and Brian Flota and David Gaines. Because they are housed in multiple collections, this list specifies the location of each comic. This information will help the staff to assist you with your specific request.

This list includes comic books that prominently feature Black characters and subject matter as well as those by Black comic book creators (writers, artists, pencillers, inkers, publishers, etc.).

Black Graphic Novels in Our Circulating Collection

White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books

Produced, directed, and written by Jonathan Gayles. Copyright 2012

Resources

Black Lives Matter