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FEATURE: Check out Vortex Comics Nigerian superheroes series Wrath House

Wrath House is a comic series by Lagos-based Vortex comics, which produces graphic series’ and cartoons with roots in pan-African culture. The series follows a group of revolutionary rebels who are leading the charge against an oppressive political state. Wrath House takes place sometime in the distant future, but is steeped in historical events and ancient cultures. You can check out issues …

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Added by Eye Candy on April 27, 2016 at 4:28pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Nigerian-born Roye Okupe gears up to release Part Two of his African superhero comic, EXO: The Legend of Wale Williams.

A few months back we featured Part One of Nigerian-born writer and creator Roye Okupe’s, ‘EXO: The Legend of Wale Williams,’ a sci-fi superhero story set in 2025 Africa. The comic…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 10, 2016 at 2:05pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Meet Ariell R. Johnson, owner of the East Coast's first black female-owned comics and coffee shop

Photo by Charles Fox for Philly.com

"I got the idea for the shop about 12 years ago, when I was still attending Temple University. My favorite coffee shop was directly across the street from my comic book store of choice. So, each Friday, I would buy my books at Fat Jack’s, go across the street to Crimson Moon, and read everything I bought," Ariell R. Johnson, owner of…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 4, 2016 at 7:45pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Nigerian Comic Book Artist Roye Okupe Releases His Graphic Novel, 'EXO: The Legend of Wale Williams'

It's finally out! Earlier this year, we wrote about forthcoming graphic novel 'EXO: The Legend of Wale Williams' - Nigerian born artist Roye Okupe's superhero tale - and now it's finally been released. The comic (set in the year 2025, in the fictional Nigerian city of Lagoon) centers on a…

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Added by Eye Candy on September 9, 2015 at 9:15am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: The Second Installment Of Graphic Novel Series 'The Pack' - 'Brothers Out Of Bond'

Check out these images from the second issue of 'The Pack', 'Brothers Out Of Bond'. 'The Pack' is a new graphic novel series, created by artist Paul Louise-Julie, that follows a motley crew of Egyptians and Nubian Werewolves as they travel through a fantasy version of Ancient Africa.…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 6, 2015 at 9:58am — No Comments

FEATURE: Marvel Courting Ava DuVernay for long awaited Black Panther Movie?

Selma director Ava DuVernay is reportedly in the running to direct Marvel's upcoming Black Panther movie. The company, intent on hiring an African-American director for the project, has (according to insiders) been courting DuVernay for the project; also eyeing her for the super heroine led project 'Captain America'. Her hiring would…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 14, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

BLACK AND NERDY: 5 Reasons Why Black Cosplay is Pretty Much the Best Thing Ever

The first time I saw a black person cosplaying, I’m not gonna lie — it blew my mind. I was only in middle school, and it hadn’t quite occurred to me that just because all of my favorite characters in my favorite comics/shows/video games were white (simply because most, if not all, of the main characters were), didn’t mean it had to stay that way. Why couldn’t Batman be black? Why couldn’t Spiderman be a black girl just like me underneath that mask? There is no good reason,…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 13, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Comic Book Superhero Huff (aka Phaedra Huff)

If I was to shout Ororo Munroe, most people would immediately know who I'm talking about; but what if I was to exclaim Phaedra Huff. Well World of Black Heroes recently spotlighted the lesser-known comic book heroine (created by Yorli Huff). Check out their full bio below, plus some images of the…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 8, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

COMIC: Storm with an AFROPUNK twist - created by Shawn Alleyne and inspired by hip-hop and the #BlackLivesMatter movement

Take a look at this badass Storm, depicted by Philadelphia based artist Shawn Alleyne (one of the artists from the Street Team comic). Inspired by hip-hop, black culture, and police brutality, Alleyne's version of the comic icon is a direct response to the current civil rights issues…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 5, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: The narratives of Haitian comic book creator Chevelin Pierre

Take a look at the work of Haitian illustrator and comic book creator Chevelin Pierre (president of Chevelin Illustration, based in Pétion-Ville, Haiti), an artist whose work - oftentimes wordless - explores the complex relationships between men and women. Check out his stunning images below.

By Alexander…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 4, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: "A new ebony, lead, female character" - new Sci-Fi Comic 'Celflux'

Take a look at new Sci-Fi comic Celflux. The action-adventure comic - created by the husband and wife team of Dixie Ann Archer-McBain and Everad J. McBain Jr. - follows young priestess Okira who becomes the leader of a disjointed group of strangers, after they wake up in a remote lab with no memory of how how they got there or what happened to them. The group then seek out the answers to their questions, all while they try to evade the pursuit of a powerful group.…

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Added by Eye Candy on April 28, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: 'Menthu' comic book series - Ancient Egypt/ Modern L.A.'s Ultimate Action Hero

Check out 'Menthu', the comic book created by Robert Roach. The books, set in Ancient Egypt and the modern Los Angeles area, centers on a father/son narrative; following the journey of Rashan N'Shanga, who "upon learning that he has superpowers, sets out on a quest to figure out exactly what this means". The series feature Egyptian immortals, superheroes, Voodoo super-villains, angels & demons, and is currently four issues…

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Added by Eye Candy on April 14, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: New comic book 'Pari(s) d'Amies' - from feminist and anti-racism activist Rokhaya Diallo

Check out new comic book 'Pari(s) d'Amies' - a story about a diverse group of friends in Paris and the joys, pains, heartbreak, and racism, that they encounter. Created by activist Rokhaya Diallo (co-founder of Les Indivisibles), and with illustrations by Kim Consigny, the series centers on lead character Cassandre who returns to Paris after two years spent in the…

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Added by Eye Candy on April 10, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: The Almighty Street Team - How we created our own comic book/video game studio

Hello everyone! First off, I would like to say simply, “Thank You!” Since we first announced this concept of “The Street Team” years ago, the support from everyone has been explosive and humbling. Street Team Studio is the umbrella company that unites four production studios and affiliate “members”. It is a multi-media…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 27, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Egyptians and Nubian Werewolves - new graphic novel series, 'The Pack'

Check out new graphic novel series, 'The Pack'! A culmination of 5 years worth of research - which saw creator and artist Paul Louise-Julie living in Africa and studying pre-colonial Ancient Civilizations and Empires - has now led to the release of the series first issue. The debut is the first of a five-part arc titled 'The Egyptian Saga', an arc centered on a motley crew of Egyptians and Nubian Werewolves as they travel through a fantasy version of Ancient Africa.…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 17, 2015 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

FEATURE: 'The Untamed: A Sinner's Prayer' "dark fantasy comic book series

Take a look at comic book series 'The Untamed'. The dark fantasy series centers on a stranger given "seven days to reap seven souls and earn his way out of hell". When he meets Niobe, an orphan girl who reminds him of his daughter, he is given a conscience and source of hope. A graphic hardcover novel is on the way and you can support …

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Added by Eye Candy on February 27, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: 'EXO: The Legend of Wale Williams' graphic novel

Check out 'EXO: The Legend of Wale Williams', a graphic novel set to be released later this year - created by Nigerian born Roye Okupe (Owner/Creative Director at YouNeek Studios). Set in the year 2025, in the fictional Nigerian city of Lagoon (modeled after the Nigerian city Lagos), a young man named Wale Williams inherits a suit with super powers after his father goes missing and uses the suit to battle against the terror attacks of a sociopathic extremist.…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 27, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: South African Superheroes - 'Kwezi', the new comic book from artist Loyiso Mkize

Check out 'Kwezi', the new comic book series which is getting rave reviews over in South Africa and and now world wide. Created by acclaimed artist Loyiso Mkize, the series is centered on 19 year old Kwezi, a typical South African youngster - immersed in popular youth culture - who…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 13, 2015 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

FEATURE: 'Legend of the Mantamaji' comic book giveaway

To mark the launch of the third book in the 'Legend of the Mantamaji' series (created by TV director Eric Dean Seaton), the Legend of the Mantamji crew are teaming up with AFROPUNK to host a giveaway! Two winners will be selected with the Grand Prize winner receiving an autographed set of…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 11, 2015 at 11:30am — 18 Comments

FEATURE: #28DaysOfBlackCosplay hashtag for Black History Month

Black costume play has gone viral! The hashtag #28DaysOfBlackCosplay which was started by a group of black cosplayers in honor of Black History Month has suddenly taken off and the amazing images being shared via social media have got many changing their attitudes towards the black cosplay community - often times ridiculed for their love of dress up. What a great way to celebrate diversity! Check out the…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 9, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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