Goodreads Review: Incognegro


Incognegro by Mat Johnson
Rating: 3 of 5 stars

Mat Johnson writes a fantastic murder mystery set in a small town, complete with the outsider trying to reach the truth despite the local powers-that-be. But add that our outsider is Zane Pinchback–a Southern Black journalist based in Harlem, light-skinned enough to pass for white, that infiltrates and reports back on lynchings–and the small town is pre-Civil Rights era Mississippi, and you have the makings of a serial that cuts to the heart of White and Black racism.

Warren Pleece’s art sharply complements Johnson’s writing with his ink rich, precise black and whites that focus on the emotion of the characters facials and body dynamics.

I hope we see this creative team and Zane Pinchback in more Vertigo offerings.

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