Re: "The Truth: Red, White And Black"
I sort of feel the opposite. I really liked the plot and the writing but the artwork took some getting used to. I liked Kyle Baker's artwork for his Nat Turner book more than I did for The Truth.
That being said the Truth touched on so many themes and was steeped in so much history that I had never read any comic like it before and very few since. Though Mat Johnson also puts in good work with Incognegro and his Papa Mid-Nite graphic novels.
Johnson's name is one I should've mentioned either. John Ridley is another.