The Sons of Liberty

The Sons of Liberty

Graphic Novel - 2010
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Teenage runaway slaves with superhuman powers, a Hessian giant, the most evil slave owners imaginable, and Benjamin Franklin: this story of the Revolution blends fact and fantasy in an imaginative reinterpretation of a critical time in American history.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375856709
0375856706
9780375956676
0375956670
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm.

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SPPL_János Mar 22, 2018

There are many graphic novels featuring superheroes, but not many with black protagonists, and surely none set in Colonial America. This unique story features two runaway slave boys who gain mysterious powers after Benjamin Franklin's resentful son subjects them to an evil electrical experiment. This origin story is choppy, but the original elements, historical detail and characters, and empowering message make me eager for further volumes.

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