Nigerian Superheroes Set To Take Over The Comic Book World

This Lagos-based startup is ready to take over the comic book world with their uniquely Nigerian superhero stories.

Cover artwork for Strike Guard, created by Ayodele Elegba, and Wrath House, created by Chima Kalu. Courtesy of Vortex Comics.
"The Nigerian comic book scene is blossoming," insists Somto Ajuluchukwu. It’s a Saturday night in Lagos, and the 25-year-old is hard at work bringing African superhero stories to the world’s fingertips.

Ajuluchukwu is the Creative Director of Vortex Comics, a Lagos-based company creating comics and cartoons rooted in African culture. They launched last June with a uniquely African fantasy take on the superhero story. And while their readership might not be in the hundreds of thousands just yet, a recent release, Wrath House, had about 15,000+ online readers. Soon they’ll publish their first one-off print editions.

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