T-Shirt featuring the comic book hero, Brotherman

Manufactured by
International Sports & Activewear
Distributed by
Big City Comics, Inc., American, 1989 - 1996
Medium
cotton
Dimensions
H x W: 32 1/16 × 39 3/4 in. (81.5 × 101 cm)
Type
T-shirts
Date
1994
Description
A white T-shirt with a color image of the comic book hero, Brotherman in front of a red background. The image depicts Brotherman from the waist up. He is wearing a blue suit with a large “B” on his forehead and another “B” on his chest. His arms are extended out towards the viewer and his hands are clenched in fists. “BROTHERMAN” is written in blue stylized text above the image. “Dictator of Discipline” is written in white stylized text across the bottom of the image. Written in black text below the image is “© & TM 1994 BIG CITY COMICS.” The shirt has two white tags inside the collar. The larger tag reads “BROTHER / MAN / GEAR / Made in USA” and the smaller tag underneath lists what the shirt is made of, size and has washing instructions. Black text printed on the back of the shirt near the collar reads “BROTHER / MAN / DICTATOR OF DISCIPLINE.” The shirt also has a tag attached to the left sleeve. The front of the tag features the same image that is on the shirt. The back of the tag has black lettering and images of Brotherman. The tag contains copyright information and identifies the manufacturer.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Comics and graphic novels
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Brotherman Comics / Big City Entertainment, Inc.
Object number
2017.116.1.3
Restrictions & Rights
© Big City Entertainment, Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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