A Nigerian start-up, Comic Republic is breaking the unconventional trend of Superman and Batman and producing comic books that reflect on superheroes from Nigeria and Africa at large. Since 2013, they have been producing comics featuring African superheroes from different tribal backgrounds and their ideas are really taking flight, with major brands and sponsors beginning to back the homegrown characters.
See the amazing characters they’re bringing to live!
Tunde Jaiye is the fifth element, one of the five essential elements on earth (earth, air, water, fire and man). He is the perfect man created how God intended man to be ( in his image).
He can do everything a normal man can do only magnified to almost god-like levels. He is the Guardian born to the human race as it’s customary every 2000 years. He is Nigerian. He is Guardian Prime.
Hero Generation: Nutech
Joshua Martins had always dug his nose deep in the books, marvelling at the nature of science. Never did he know that he would one day be part of one of science great anomalies discovering that he was born with the ability of Tele technopathy and magnetism. All this would eventually lead to him becoming the super smart, witty hero and member of the Extremes known as Nutech.
Hero Generation: MaxSpeed
Marcus Chigozie, a teenage boy with anger management issues, had no idea he had powers until an event that changed his life. Now, he has the ability to move at supersonic speed, this new discovery has led him to become the super fast hero and the member of the Extremes known as Maxspeed.
Hero Generation: Powerboy
Toye Oluwadare is the hero with no secret identity, putting everything on the line for a cause he believes in. Inspired by many heroes before him, he gathered a team of fellow para-humans like himself to save lives. He serves as the leader of the Extremes.
Many decades ago in the Yoruba kingdom, a desperate king’s deal with a deity results in the birth of a child, Ireti. The child grows into a mighty warrior with powers that surpass normal men greatly; leading armies to battle, conquering kingdoms and protecting her people. Her tale is one not told without the heart to stomach it, her legend is one not carried by cowards and her might is one no evil dares question.
Commander Jade N.Waziri
The no-nonsense strong headed leader of the National Advanced Central Security Service (N.A.C.S.S) founded by the United Nations security council in 1949. Through a series of experiments at the onset of the Nigerian civil war, Jade Waziri is the first known successful attempt at creating a superhuman soldier. Her natural affinity for warfare, tactical maneuvering and espionage has earned her the position of commander of the African branch of the N.A.C.S.S organization. Waziri prides herself on being the know it all in the room and will break every wall to find the deepest of secrets.
Avonome is the story of Hilda Avonomemi Moses, born in 1937, in the remote village of Etunor, a settlement in Ighara, Edo state. She disappears without a trace only to reappear in a cemetery in recent times, still unchanged, with no memory of who she was or where she had been all this while, except a knowledge of her name, a mysterious companion and an unbelievable gift – the ability to see spirits…
Eric Kukoyi is not a normal man. He doesn’t age or sleep. He lectures at the University of Lagos, also doubling as a par time psychiatrist and parapsychologist. When night dawns, where creatures haunt corners and crime rears its head, he becomes the one thing any of them will ever fear, he becomes fear itself. Bound by oath to haunt the night as a force of retribution. The people of this city have called him many names, but one echoes the loudest… ERU fear itself, walks among us.
Aje is a grand journey where a young heroine will hunt for the strength to save the past, present and future