James Brown: Black and Proud

IDW. Jan. 2019. 136p. ISBN 9781684053384. $24.99. BIOG
“The Godfather of Soul” came to fame during the 1960s civil rights movement. Brown’s acrobatic performances, personal life, and social activism all grew larger than life during his heyday. Indeed, his legend and pop music legacy continue, as does the struggle for human rights. In somber black/greyscale piqued by red and yellow, Fauthoux’s chronology minimizes Brown’s dark side of substance abuse and domestic violence while compellingly dramatizing his rise to stardom and cultural impact. .

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