African Comics

  • September 30, 2016By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    Vortex Comics are serious about exporting African culture though comics. It’s not hard to see why following the release of Eternals, the newest title in their repertoire. The first issue of Eternals is a soup of Egyptian, Malian, Nigerian and Ghanaian myths. It features Anubis, Dongon (as a deity), Sango, and several gods divided into

  • September 16, 2016By Kadi

    The first thing that sucks you into the world of Visionary: Ascension is the art. The art is magnificent; the lines are crisp and the colours are joyously precise. Promo art back in May spoke of an artfully crafted narrative, and the finished product did not disappoint in the least.  Visionary follows in the shoes

  • August 16, 2016By Kadi

    VEXPO is a week-long series of events which reflect African culture and creativity targeted at inspiring the youth and young adults. So you like comics and animation. And you like coffee, or maybe you don’t and just want the company of like-minded people with whom you can spark a creative wave in an intimate and

  • June 18, 2016By Kadi

    Just days before the release of June 12 #4, I wrote that, The biggest issue with the comic is its lack of diverse characters, which might be explained by the limited number of issues. Add to that how short each issue is and I am not completely off the mark. Now, however, I’m tempted to

  • June 12, 2016By Kadi

    June XII is the title and lead character in Ibrahim “Sirgai” Ganiyu’s comic. June XII marks the first elections after the 1983 military coup that resulted in the widely acknowledged victory of Moshood Abiola in 1993 and subsequently, its annulment by Ibrahim Babaginda and eventually, General Sonny Abacha’s coup. The day is celebrated by some

  • May 28, 2016By Kadi

    COMIC REPUBLIC are legit, one mega comic force to reckon with on the continent. Spawning characters such as Guardian Prime who, at first glance, seems like a superman copy but is many leagues different, to Eru, the manifestation of fear to Jade Waziri, a hardened, no-nonsense commander, these guys know their stuff. Running on infinite

  • May 9, 2016By Kadi

    Dunamis is a Kenyan comic book that highlights some of the challenges marginalized peoples face in some African communities. Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in 2011 together with a local journalist and an activist released a documentary that showed harrowing visuals of the ordeal of Albinos in Tanzania, who are believed to be vested

  • February 22, 2016By Kadi

    I interpreted “Africa is the greatest ghostwriter of all time” wrongly the first time, thinking it alluded to the phenomena of having our narratives told by other cultures. Dissecting this ghostwriter phrase further led to an epiphany that the continent is the foundation of many of the world’s stories, many of such (remove second stories)

  • February 15, 2016By Kadi

    Growing up, African comics, including superhero comics were quite rare. My most vivid recollection is the late Frank Odoi’s Akhokhan appearing next to other Western-imported comic strips in the Daily Graphic newspaper. Thanks to the digital age and new media, however, no one will have to suffer a dearth of African-created comics as many are now free to download or inexpensive

  • January 1, 2016By Kadi

    Looking for African comics or comic books, African comic PDFs, African graphic novels or African comic anthologies? Welcome home. Jump directly to free African comics. Brief Overview of African Comics Since about 2016, the popularity of African comics has risen. Many attribute this to the rise of superhero comic book movies particularly the ones produced