March: Book One
, the Top Shelf Comix graphic novel written by Congressman John Lewis, co-written by Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell, will feature a back cover blurb praising Lewis and the graphic novel by former President William J. Clinton. "We are pleased to announce that March: Book One will feature a back cover blurb from none other than the 42nd President of the United States! To the best of our knowledge, this is the first graphic novel ever endorsed by an American president," said Top Shelf. "Congressman John Lewis has been a resounding moral voice in the quest for equality for more than 50 years, and I'm so pleased that he is sharing his memories of the Civil Rights Movement with America's young leaders. In March, he brings a whole new generation with him across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, from a past of clenched fists into a future of outstretched hands," said President Clinton. Lewis will appear on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report to promote March on its release day, August 13th. Comics luminaries such as Joe Quesada, Neil Gaiman, Garry Trudeau, and Marjane Satrapi have appeared on The Colbert Report, but this is the first time a guest has been invited specifically to promote a graphic novel.