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A prequel, ''Incognegro: Renaissance'', was published in 2018 at Dark Horse Comics, with the same creative team.


* MixedAncestry: Zane and his brother has the same white father and black mother.

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* MixedAncestry: Zane and his brother brother, Alonzo, has the same white father and black mother.mother. The problem is that Zane's skin was light enough to pass for white but Alonzo can't.


* BigScrewedUpFamily: Francis' family is shown to be both insane, racist, [[spoiler: and knew that Francis was a female victim who was pretending as a men and her status as a deputy to Sheriff of Tupelo.]]

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: Francis' family is shown to be both insane, racist, [[spoiler: and knew that Francis was a female victim who was pretending as a men man and her status as a deputy to Sheriff of Tupelo.]]


* RealitySubtext: Mat Johnson, the writer of Incognegro, was half-African American half-White himself and met Walther White (not the one from BreakingBad) whose lighter skin allowed him to go undercover on lynchings in the South.

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* RealitySubtext: Mat Johnson, the writer of Incognegro, was half-African American half-White himself and met Walther White (not the one from BreakingBad) ''Series/BreakingBad'') whose lighter skin allowed him to go undercover on lynchings in the South.


* BigScrewedUpFamily: Francis' family is shown to be both insane, racist, [[spoiler: and knew that Francis was a female victim who was pretending as a men and her status as a deputy to Sheriff of Tupelo.]]



* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Huey.]]

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* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Huey.]]Huey, possibly lynched after Zane published a false article that he's the "Incognegro," or a light skinned undercover reporter.]]
* MixedAncestry: Zane and his brother has the same white father and black mother.


* BitterSweetEnding: [[spoiler: While Zane saved his brother from being lynched and convicted for murder, Carl was lynched by the mob. On the other hand, Huey would possibly be lynched by a mob when Zane published a false story that he's a light skinned black reporter posing as a white man.]]



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Mat Johnson showed the morality of 1930's South through the lynchings, which many of the participants even take a photo of them as memorabilia.



* IntrepidReporter: Zane.

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* IntrepidReporter: Zane.


* [[BitchinSheepsClothing Bitch in Sheep's Clothing]]: [[spoiler: Michaela was actually a true murderer, blaming Zane's brother to take over his moonshine distillery.]]



* DeepSouth: The setting of the graphic novel.



* FemmeFatale: [[spoiler: Michaela Mathers]]



* ScaryBlackMan: Cited as part of the reason his Zane's brother was arrested, the other part being plain old racism.

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* RealitySubtext: Mat Johnson, the writer of Incognegro, was half-African American half-White himself and met Walther White (not the one from BreakingBad) whose lighter skin allowed him to go undercover on lynchings in the South.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The Sheriff of Tupelo stand out among the white inhabitants due to his lack of interest in lynching and [[spoiler: help Zane and his brother escape from the town after Michaela Mathers was exposed as the true culprit and killed during a struggle.]]
* ScaryBlackMan: Cited as part of the reason his Zane's brother was arrested, the other part being plain old racism. racism.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: [[spoiler:The Sheriff's deputy, Francis, is actually a female victim who pose as a male.]]

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''Incognegro'' is a black-and-white graphic novel written by Mat Johnson and illustrated by Warren Pleece, published by DC Comics imprint Vertigo in February 2008.

The plot of the graphic novels follows Zane Pinchback, a reporter for a black newspaper in the early 1930s New York City. He goes to the American South to investigate the arrest of his own brother, charged with the brutal murder of a white woman in Mississippi. He goes undercover as a white person due to his fairer skin to save his brother and uncover the truth.
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!!Tropes associated with this work:
* ButNotTooBlack: Invoked, as Zane and his friend Carl are light-skinned enough to pass as white. [[spoiler: They aren't found out until [[WhatAnIdiot Carl decides to raise his profile by mingling with the white upperclass]]]].
* DeliberatelyMonochrome
* IntrepidReporter: Zane.
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Huey.]]
* ScaryBlackMan: Cited as part of the reason his Zane's brother was arrested, the other part being plain old racism.

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