As the great Brian Cronin continues to spotlight African American comics throughout February on Comics Should Be Good, I thought I would use “Gimmick or Good?” to analyze the greatest selling comic by African American creators of all time, Image’s Tribe #1. Created by Todd Johnson and Larry Stroman, Tribe #1 sold more than one million copies, but due to publishing delays and creative strife between Johnson and Stroman, the series only lasted four issues. The inaugural comic featured a black cover with a gold embossed “Tribe” logo on the cover.
Written by markginocchio
Mark Ginocchio is a professional writer and editor living in Brooklyn, NY. He's been collecting Amazing Spider-Man comic books since the late-1980s and launched Chasing Amazing in 2011 as a way to tell his story about Spider-Man, comics, collecting and everything else in-between. You also find Mark's writing at Comics Should Be Good at Comic Book Resources, WhatCulture.com and Longbox Graveyard. Follow him on Twitter for comic book chat @ChasingASMBlog.