Woody McClain is bringing his star power to the comic book space.
The Power Book II: Ghost star actor is teaming up with Godhood Comics, a Black-owned comic book company, to create his comic book series, The Brotherhood. Shadow and Act has the exclusive artwork from the series, featured below.
The series is created by McClain and co-written by McClain and Dorado Quick, who made their name with the DC Comics Milestone Initiative. Nicholas Maye, producer of Oscar-winning short film Two Distant Strangers, and Godhood Comics founder, publisher and writer Tyler F. Martin are editing. Illustrabox Studio provides the comic’s artwork.
The Brotherhood is billed as a spy thriller; according to the description, the story follows “a young man who accidentally finds himself inducted into a secret organization of Black men who have had a hand in protecting and prospering Black Americans for generations.” The series described as a story that’s “The Kingsman meets James Bond” and will debut later this year.
McClain said that he’s happy to bring his comic book to the masses with Godhood Comics.
“I’m excited to work with Godhood Comics and bring The Brotherhood to life,” he said in a statement. “It’s an honor to work on a project that showcases the strength and resilience of the Black community. I can’t want for readers to see what we have in store.”
“This is what the Milestone Initiative prepared me for,” added Quick. “To not only build on established characters but to create and develop new worlds as well. Woody’s imagination and talent extends beyond acting. It’s been a dream to write this book with him.”
Martin also said, “We are thrilled to partner with Woody McClain on The Brotherhood, given his star power he could have taken this idea to any major comic publication but his passion for storytelling and commitment to uplifting black voices once again proves his dedication to the betterment of black creatives. We can’t wait to share this series with the world.”