CREATED BY MARC BERNARDIN & ADAM FREEMAN

The greatest military mind of her generation returns in the follow-up to the winner of TOP COW’S PILOT SEASON. Seventeen-year-old Destiny Ajaye took on the LAPD in her South Central Siege and paid for it—not with her life, but with her freedom. Now, Destiny is sequestered in the Madrasa Institute, a government school for prodigies. But will she use her gifts to wage war at the military’s behest—or is she already planning another revolution?

SELECTED PRAISE FOR GENIUS

“As you are no doubt aware, this website is dedicated to celebrating black girl nerds, the things we love, and those who support us. No comic I’ve read of late better exemplifies one of the dynamics of being one of us than Top Cow’s soon to be released Genius: Cartel.” –Black Girls Nerd

“Like its predecessor, Genius: Cartel moves at a breakneck pace, jumping back in forth in time to build suspense and anticipation.” –AV Club

Genius: Cartel doesn’t disappoint and continues to unfold in dramatic and exciting ways.” -Spartantown

Genius: Cartel is a book that cuts straight to the bone. It doesn’t pull it’s punches.” –Eric Kim, Northguard

“When Genius debuted, it seemed like a cautionary tale, a warning of a dark, possible future. Now, just a few years later, it was obviously prescient. Genius is not just a tale well told, it’s necessary reading.” –Ron Marz

“The idea is so simple and crystal that I could spit.” –Warren Ellis

CREATIVE TEAM

MARC BERNARDIN

WRITER

ADAM FREEMAN

WRITER

AFUA RICHARDSON

ARTIST

ROSI KAMPE

ARTIST

BRAD SIMPSON

COLORIST

TROY PETERI

LETTERER

WHERE TO BUY GENIUS

AMAZON
TOP COW STORE
LOCAL COMIC SHOP
COMIXOLOGY