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Published by:
Big City Comics, Inc., American, 1989 - 1996  Search this
Illustrated by:
Dawud Anyabwile, American  Search this
Written by:
Guy A. Sims, American  Search this
Distributed by:
Jason E. Sims, American  Search this
ink on paper
H x W x D: 9 15/16 × 8 1/16 × 1/16 in. (25.3 × 20.5 × 0.1 cm)
comic books
Place made:
East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
April 1990
Brotherman No. 1 published by Big City Comics, Inc. The comic book has 24 pages. The front cover of the comic book features a color image of the face of Brotherman. He is wearing a blue mask with the letter “B” on his forehead. Printed in white ink at the top of the page is “BROTHER / MAN / DICTATOR OF DISCIPLINE.” Printed in white ink across the middle of the front cover is “HE’S HERE!” Printed in white ink at the bottom of the front cover is “…Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.” In the top left corner is a rectangle with an image of a city skyline at top. Below the image in blue and white text is “BIG CITY / COMICS / No. 1 / $2.00 USA / $2.75 CANADA.” Inside the front cover is a short summary of the hero and the word he inhabits and publishing information. The back cover are advertisements for Brotherman No. 2 and t-shirts with the Brotherman logo. The cover of the comic book is black with white text. Printed at the top is “IT’S HERE!” The Big City Comics logo is at the center of the back cover. Printed beneath the logo is “Nothing’s Gonna Be The Same.”
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Brotherman Comics / Big City Entertainment, Inc.
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Big City Entertainment, Inc
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