LOS ANGELES – August 29, 2019] The story of one of the most influential men in United States history is brought to cinematic life in a new, all-ages graphic novel published by 1First Comics on October 9, 2019.
Extensively researched and featuring period-perfect art, Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History explores some of the most provocative aspects of Hamilton's life, including the nature of his ancestry. In so doing, it sheds new light on everything from his titanic feuds with his political rivals to his far-sighted abolitionism.
The book is written by Stephen L. Stern, author of Beowulf; A Christmas Carol; and the War of the Worlds graphic novels, with art by Stan Timmons, whose comics credits range from Robin Hood to Plan 9 From Outer Space, and is published by iconic independent publisher 1First Comics.
“Hamilton was born on the island of Nevis in the Caribbean,” Stern says. “When I began writing the book, I was unaware of the research that had been done concerning his lineage, not to mention a healthy dose of speculation that remains to this day. Hamilton’s mother, Rachel Faucette Lavien, may have been a woman of mixed race. This topic remains controversial but I definitely wanted to address it.”
As in the Broadway musical sensation, Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History follows Hamilton’s meteoric rise in the new world of America, where he became George Washington’s aide-de-camp, through his scandalous extramarital affair that shook the nation, and the legendary duel with Aaron Burr that resulted in his untimely death.
“This is the altogether remarkable, larger-than-life story of Hamilton, recreating the tumultuous revolutionary times for a contemporary audience,” says 1First Comics Publisher and Co-Founder Ken F. Levin.
Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History will be available on Amazon.com and through Diamond Comic Books Distributors (item code: AUG191956).
For further inquiries, to obtain a review copy of Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History, or to set up an interview with writer Stephen L. Stern, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1First Comics is an imprint of 1First Publishing, an independent organization that publishes graphic novels, comic books, and prose titles. 1First Comics was founded in Chicago in the early 1980's and has built its reputation on cutting edge titles and a commitment to creators' rights. 1First Comics is also well-known for bringing comics to film and television including the recently announced GrimJack series being produced by Kevin Murphy, Ken F. Levin (THE BOYS; PREACHER) and the Russo Brothers (AVENGERS: ENDGAME). Both of 1First Publishing's imprints, 1First Comics and 1First Books, can be found at comic shops across the United States of American and on Amazon.com. For more information, visit 1FirstComics.com.