Abrams has announced that the sequel to the March trilogy, titled Run, will arrive in stores Aug. 3.
“In sharing my story, it is my hope that a new generation will be inspired by Run to actively participate in the democratic process and help build a more perfect union here in America,” Lewis said at the time.
Run is planned as another multi-book project, with both Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell returning to the creative team after working with Lewis on the award-winning March. They’re joined by artist L. Fury, who replaces Afua Richardson on the project.
Here’s the description from Abrams:
The sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel series March—the continuation of the life story of John Lewis and the struggles seen across the United States after the Selma voting rights campaign.
To John Lewis, the civil rights movement came to an end with the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. But that was after more than five years as one of the preeminent figures of the movement, leading sit–in protests and fighting segregation on interstate busways as an original Freedom Rider. It was after becoming chairman of SNCC (the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and being the youngest speaker at the March on Washington. It was after helping organize the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the ensuing delegate challenge at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. And after coleading the march from Selma to Montgomery on what became known as “Bloody Sunday.” All too often, the depiction of history ends with a great victory. But John Lewis knew that victories are just the beginning. In Run: Book One, John Lewis and longtime collaborator Andrew Aydin reteam with Nate Powell—the award–winning illustrator of the March trilogy—and are joined by L. Fury—making an astonishing graphic novel debut—to tell this often overlooked chapter of civil rights history.
Published by Top Shelf Comix as a three-volume series, March told the story of the Civil Rights movement through Lewis’ eyes. The first volume was published in 2013. It went on to win numerous awards, including the National Book Award, the Michael L. Printz Award, an Eisner Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, among many others.