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 creative juice and for the love of young readers, the Republic has released a fun, lighthearted comic in celebration of Nigeria’s Children’s Day.
Describing the issue, CEO Jide writes:
Never has it been more important to shape the mind of the African Child as it is today. Today, we celebrate Children all around the world with our maiden edition of Hero Kekere. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, you can be anything you want to be. Make the right choices, look up to superheroes as icons and most of all don’t forget to have a good laugh.
Happy Children’s Day from all of us at Comic Republic.
Hero Kekere is a bundle of joy.
It features Heroes from their flagship titles, namely Guardian Prime, Avonome, Eru, Max Speed, Power Boy, Nu Tech, Ireti Bidemi and Bunmi have been cutified, chibified into the most adorable heroes ever.
The art is splendidly done, effortlessly color splashing self-confidence, beauty and pride at you. The story? Whoop, whoop! A jolly educative, inspiring and well-crafted read.
The Stanch, Balox, Ozo and Akintoba shredded it chale.
While easy to follow, it helps if you’re already familiar with the Vanguard universe because Hero Kekere offers hilarious alternatives to their major storylines.
Like this one from Aje.
You might have seen such gags at the end of a few issues, Hero Kekere is a compilation of those and more. Oh did I mention how humorously gnarly the pidgin is?
Read or download Hero Kekere here.
PS: I’ve no idea what Ghenghenstic is but I LOVE it and this upcoming comic even more. Anticipate!
KaDi Yao Tay
Creative Events in Accra Between Now and August You Shouldn’t Miss
The summertime calendar in Accra is chock-full of unique creative events that will keep your creative juices flowing and at the same time, serve you a healthy dose of entertainment, inspiration and a good look at all the exciting things…
Game Devs – Gear Up for Global Game Jam 2019
Ready to test your game development chops? Gear up for Global Game Jame 2019
The African Geek Calendar 2019
What’s a full 365 days without any exclusive events for creators (designers, game devs, illustrators, cool writers etc), geeks and fanboys and girls alike to attend? Boring, regular, normal – traits that are as far away from you as Pluto…
Comic Connect Africa 2018 Was Dope AF and on Steroids
Gone are the days when our culturally and artistically deprived youth and the world at large cried goose at the complete lack of an art culture in Nigeria. Now with not just one but three conventions holding each year in…
Comic Con Africa was a Massive Hit! – Bill Masuku
Comic book creator, Bill Masuku shares his experience as an artist, fan and guest speaker at Reed Pop’s massively marketed Comic-Con South Africa that happened in September. One word that I’ve been using over and over again is massive. Having…