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.
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