When I was a kid growing up, we had Golden Legacy comics in school. These were comic books with stories that depicted famous African-Americans and detailed their accomplishments so younger readers could have an understanding of African-American history.
Historically, the series ends around the 1960’s-1970’s in Black history and I really wish the publishers would come out with new a new series detailing the accomplishments of recent black leaders and accomplishments. We really need volumes depicting the stories of:
The Black Panthers
Dr. Mae Jemison (first black astronaut)
The inventor of the Super Soaker watergun (Yes, he’s BLACK!)
Rap and Hip-hop (Gonna need two Volumes for this bad boy)
Golden Legacy comics are available from the publisher http://www.golden-legacy.com/ as separate comics or a collector’s hardback. Please tell the publisher you want a new series!
Man, I wish I had the money to hire talent; one of the things I’d love to publish is an updated series of Golden Legacy! These comics are an invaluable learning resource for young African-Americans, and I’d love to share the historical accomplishments of brothers and sisters with a new generation of readers. Maybe even make em’ interactive with a DVD-ROM!