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COMIC BOOK COLLECTS THE TALES OF OVERTOWN’S HISTORY

 

Miami, FL - On July 9th, 2010 Socrates S. Alvarez III, founder and Executive Director of ComicED, Inc., launched a 30-day project fundraiser on Kickstarter.com that aims to raise $3,000 to fund the publication of ComicED Presents #1 - one comic, 3 heroes, 40 pages, and an innovative recount of South Florida Black history. 


ComicED Presents #1 introduces BlackMan - The Colored Crusader, a superhero who protects Overtown, Miami. The generations of BlackMan parallel the history of Overtown highlighting the 1920’s, 50’s, early 60’s and finally reaching today’s BlackMan, a hero its readers will connect to. Alvarez, hopes to preserve South Florida’s history and interest youth in discovering it’s rich culture using comic books. 


In his project's introduction on Kickstarter.com artist and creator, Alvarez says:


“Our main story first follows the journey of two special rings that grant strength and power to warrior men. From the cradle of civilization to the treacherously temperate waters of the Atlantic-Caribbean straits, the rings find their home in South Florida when Black Caesar is brought to Biscayne Bay...The legacy of heroism begins with Barry Blackman, a laborer who finds a small chest containing Black Caesar's rings. He puts on a mask and helps his community and forever more sets the standard of heroism that has been honored throughout the years by the continued use of his name.”


Kickstarter.com provides a new way to fund creative ideas and ambitious endeavors. ComicED is excited to share it’s story and promote creative means for education - what we like to call edutainment. Visit our project site to find out more about ComicED’s non-profit work in South Florida, ComicED Presents, and the action-packed rewards available to contributors. Want your face in a comic book? A $25 donation grants a dynamic cameo. 


Founded in 2008, ComicED, Inc. provides free comic books with accompanying reading and drawing exercises to local community centers and youth programs with the mission to improve literacy rates and encourage graphic art. Currently, ComicED provides a bi-weekly comic book rotation to two centers in Liberty City, the Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, giving over 2,000 children the novelty and excitement of Batman at their fingertips. 

 

 

 

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