Top Shelf Productions have revealed the cover to U.S. Congressman John Lewis's March Book Two, the follow-up to his Eisner-nominated and New York Times-bestselling autobiographical comic, co-written with Andrew Aydin and featuring art by Nate Powell.
Book Two will be significantly longer than Book One, taking a step forward into the tumultuous events of 1961-1963 while continuing the framing narrative of President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009. Major plot lines include the famous journey of the Freedom Riders, imprisonment at Mississippi's Parchman Penitentiary, and young John Lewis' involvement in helping to plan and lead the legendary 1963 March on Washington.
Powell's cover showcases the Freedom Riders' bus set on fire by a white supremacist mob in Anniston, AL, May 14, 1961, and (on bottom) Lewis' fiery speech at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963.
Below, you can watch Lewis and Aydin discuss March and showcase the Book Two cover on CNN.
The book will be released in early 2015. You can pre-order Volume Two at the Top Shelf website. Also available for pre-order, exclusively from Top Shelf: a hardcover edition and asigned & numbered hardcover edition limited to 500 copies.