Satchel Paige Striking Out Jim Crow HC (2007 Hyperion Books) 1st Edition comic books
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1st Edition - 1st printing.
Written by James Sturm. Art and cover by Rich Tommaso.
Baseball Hall of Famer Leroy "Satchel" Paige changed the face of the game in a career that spanned five decades. Much has been written about this larger-than-life pitcher, but when it comes to Paige, fact does not separate easily from fiction. A tall, lanky fireballer, he was arguably the Negro League's hardest thrower, most entertaining storyteller and greatest gate attraction. Now the Center for Cartoon Studies turns a graphic novelist's eye to Paige's story.
Told from the point of view of a sharecropper, this compelling narrative follows Paige from game to game as he travels throughout the segregated South.
Hardcover, 96 pages, B&W (with Green shading).
Cover price $16.99.