feature: 90’s comic book ‘purge’ is reborn as graphic novel – ‘purge: past unspoken’

September 10, 2015

90’s comic book ‘Purge’ is back! The comic (which first came out in February of 1993 under the banner of ANIA, The Association of Black Comic Book Publishers) was a large part of the black indie comic book movement during the early 90’s, and it’s now making a return as a graphic novel – entitled ‘Purge: Past Unspoken’. Created by Roosevelt Pitt Jr., the comic centers on tech entrepreneur Richard Kincai (aka masked superhero Purge); and in the forthcoming novel, the creator states: “Purge comes face to face with his questionable past and the hidden truths that lie within the city he protects. Overwhelming odds mount, when a genetic agent is created with the potential to eliminate two tenths of the world’s population. With the fate of the world at stake, and a clandestine group bent on his demise, unsavory alliances are forged that will forever challenge his beliefs of what it means to be a hero.” Take a look at the video and images below and CLICK HERE to support this comeback (via Kickstarter).

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor



Purge Issue 0 circa 1993 Publisher ANIA



Roosevelt Pitt Jr. – Writer and Publisher

Mshindo Kuumba – Artistic Director, Penciler, Inker and Colorist

Larry Stroman – Pencile and inker

Krishna & Balram Banerjee – Cover Artist, Penciler, Inker, Colorist and Letterer

Jose Luis – Cover Artist

C.R. Ward – Editor

Vince White – Cover Artist

Sanford Greene – Penciler