When Black graduate student, Lyndsey, begins her dissertation work on a mysterious box that pops up during the most violent and troubled time in Africana history, she has no idea that her research will lead her on a phantasmagorical journey from West Philadelphia riots to Haitian slave uprisings. Wherever Lyndsey finds someone who has seen the Box, chaos ensues. Soon, even her own sanity falls into question. In the end, Lyndsey will have to decide if she really wants to see what's inside the Box of Bones.


"As a lifelong horror lover who savors stories where horror intersects with Black history and family lore, I devoured Box of Bones and marveled at every page. Ayize Jama-Everett and John Jennings have created a revolutionary, unforgettable journey I was happy to risk the nightmares for." - Tananarive Due


"Centuries of oppression, of violence, of torture, but still we don't let it loose. What might happen if we did? The price for revenge is too high, this is the thing we guard. The real helter skelter. This is the Box of Bones." - Nalo Hopkinson

"Box of Bones is a brilliantly disturbing nightmare. It manages to be both beautiful and disgusting with every turn of the page as it explores a gruesome horror that I've never seen in comics before." - David Walker

Box of Bones, Book One by Ayize Jama-Everett

  • Rosarium Publishing 2021

    New paperback

    174 pages