"In the 1920s, the Harlem Renaissance is in full swing, and only the Sangerye Family, once known as the greatest monster hunters of all time, can save New York -- and the world -- from the supernatural forces threatening to destroy humanity. But those days are fading and the once-great family that specialized in curing the souls of those infected by racism and hate has been torn apart by tragedies and conflicting moral codes. A terrible tragedy has claimed most of the family, leaving the surviving cousins divided between by the desire to cure monsters or to kill them; they must heal the wounds of the past and move beyond their differences ... or sit back and watch a force of unimaginable evil ravage the human race."--Provided by publisher.
Celebrating new ideas is all Super. Black. is about. Bitter Root is one of those fantastic ideas. The comic’s amazingly executed story is enhanced by the book’s vibrant, kinetic art style. Created by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene, Bitter Root follows the Sangerye family as they cleanse the souls of the hate-filled jinoo.
The topics of racism and hate permeate the comics and are the main motivators for the monsters of the books. These are the ugly topics we can’t seem to overcome in our society, so it’s cathartic to read how unnecessary hate actually transforms people into monsters.
Bitter Root is an action-packed period piece worth picking up, reading through, and following. Super. Black. awards Bitter Root the Best of 2020: Black Storytelling Award!