"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"I thought what I would do with this project would be to take a form that is, in some ways, already undervalued in America, take a subject that's underrepresented, and try to develop a comic strip with a set of characters that had cultural significance but also allowed for a kind of imaginative play and inspiration. What I hit on as a subject was this idea that, for black people, the set of super heroes we come to know anything about have a lot to do with West African religious gods in a sense."
- Kerry James Marshall