Indiana, 1925: Madge Oberholtzer is kidnapped and sexually assaulted by DC Stephenson, a man of wealth and influence with close ties to Indiana’s governor. Stephenson also happens to be the Grand Dragon of the Indiana Klu Klux Klan. When Oberholtzer dies of complications from a suicide attempt made while still in Stephenson’s brutal captivity, the stunning trial– led by prosecutor William Remy– has devastating effects on the Klan’s subversive plans to infiltrate city governments nationwide. Had the 1925 Madge Oberholtzer case not garnered national attention, there is no telling how long it would have taken to expose the Klu Klux Klan’s attempts to assert itself in local governments nationwide in the first half of the 20th century.
INVISIBLE EMPIRE boasts a script by two-time New York Times bestselling author Micky Neilson, Emmy Award-winning documentarian Todd A. Warger, contributions from Blizzard art director Samwise Didier, illustration by Marc Borstel (Marvel, Dark Horse), and a stunning foreword by Columbia librarian and comics scholar emeritus Karen Green, who notes in her introduction that “Comics are a powerful tool for telling history; not only may their words influence you, but their images also provide an emotional, visceral resonance.”
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