… there are numerous places where one can consume independent black comic book material, however it has not always been that way.
Washington drops tidbits in the story letting the readers know who this material and character in particular is for. Though this a book that takes place in the far distant future, some of the content expresses explicitly that Original Man is indeed a “title and a position” that African Americans had been denied to lay claim to. The story itself is science fiction. The antagonists, a race of aliens called Cyrogians claim themselves to be the “true rulers of the universe”. They seek to be worshipped as the case is many times with oppressors. The book is filled with action and moves easily along in its story telling. Please google Alonzo Washington and Omega7 to read in-depth about the journey in publishing a book for Black people. The struggle was real and we must understand that there would be no Black Sands Entertainment without Omega7.
In short, Original Man is a book for Black people who are unapologetically Black because as the old school hip-hop rap group Original Concept puts it “Cuz we are original”. -Richard J Wright
NOTE: Richard J Wright’s complete blog listing can be found at blackwardslivingincomics.blogspot.com