LAST ON HIS FEET HC

LIVERIGHT
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9781631495588
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Jack Johnson was the first Black boxing heavyweight champion, fighting in the ring and outside it, derided, threatened and hated for the colour of his skin. This powerful, poetic graphic novel by Youssef Daoudi & Adrian Matejka tells the story of Johnson’s life framed by the rounds of his famous 1910 Reno, Nevada showdown with “Great White Hope” Jim Jeffries. Daoudi’s muscular, dynamic brush strokes bring the racial injustice and acts of defiance to life as we explore Johsnon’s past, and explode with energy in the depictions of the sport in all its brutal vitality. All the while, poet Matejka creates Johnson’s voice through verse, making for a unique, unforgettable experience.