The true tale of one of the most controversial figures in American history, Captain John Brown. As a young boy he swore he’d dedicate his life to the struggle against slavery.  He embarked on a mission, along with his brood and like-minded fellow Americans, to be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian and to the liar-- a THUNDERBOLT!

19th century.  Old John Brown, a white American man, is on a mission from God to eliminate slavery from US soil. Some call him a terrorist and a madman, others a hero and a prophet.


John Brown assembled a motley crew of 21 men to raid a town’s armory, with the end goal of arming and abetting black slaves across the south to rise against their masters. However, unpredictable events thwart the original plans, and the raiders are surrounded and trapped by a hostile town, leaving them no choice but to surrender or stage a final confrontation against the US military.

From author and illustrator, Wilfred Santiago, creator of the New York Times best selling graphic novel, Michael Jordan: Bull On Parade and 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente.

THUNDERBOLT • An American Tale • VOL. 1

Written & Illustrated by Wilfred Santiago |  Original soundtrack by Dario Argosy




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