Ever sat there and thought about what it would have been like if a superhero had existed during slavery? One with actual superpowers that could have dramatically changed that part of our history?
I’m going to be honest…. I had never given it a second thought, until I discovered the Heru comics.
I confess that until I met my husband I wasn’t really interested in comic books or graphic novels. I was a simple person that just preferred a good book. And I admit that I didn’t really see the allure that comic books held. Don’t get me wrong, I was always partial to a Marvel film 😂 but I wasn’t really interested in the comics they were based on 🤷🏾♀️ they were simply good films to be enjoyed in my opinion. But my husband opened my eyes to the world of comic books and made me a bit of a fan 😍
So when I saw a recommendation for the Heru comics I was immediately intrigued. I didn’t even know what they were about! I just saw that they were based on a black superhero during slavery and knew that I HAD to get a copy for my husband. So I did exactly that and my gosh am I glad that I did 🙌🏾
Heru is about a slave that gains super powers in an extremely unique and perhaps somewhat brutal way – no spoilers, you have to read it for yourself 😉 But the way the story is written and the way that you are transported into Heru’s struggle is fantastic. Coupled with the most amazing artwork and the deep storyline that is emotionally relatable as a Black person, is phenomenal.
In my husbands words (did I mention he is a long time comic book fan) the content is second to none. Which is extremely high praise coming from him 😂 He loved it from beginning to end and then implored me to read it myself. I obliged of course (I like to think I’m a good wife 😂) but goodness, even though I started reading it to please him, I was gripped by the 2nd page. I read through it in record time and then had to go back and read it again to make sure I hadn’t missed anything. Once I had finished, I put it down and said to my husband “we HAVE to get the 2nd edition immediately🙀 I’m not even being extra, its actually THAT GOOD!!!!
I have absolutely no idea how the creator managed to come up with such a unique story-line or where the ideas came from for the amazing artwork in it but combined, they work so well in making the reader an immediate fan and truly get you hooked. It strikes the right balance of the heartache that slaves had to endure, alongside the presentation of a much needed symbol of hope and salvation, in the form of their very own superhero.
This comic book is literally in its own league, and you as the reader get easily drawn into this whole new world 🌎