Heres a list of graphic novels, we love and believe offer a unique story and something fresh that you’ve never seen before.
KARIBA is a fantasy-adventure graphic novel inspired by the mythology and history surrounding the construction of the Kariba Dam in southern Africa. Created by the Blue Forest Collective, we follow Siku, the daughter of the river spirit Nyami Nyami. Unaware of who her father is Siku must journey upriver to discover the answers to the mystery of her powers, and the strange events occurring in the river and its surrounding forests.
Kariba was successfully funded on Kickstarter earlier this year so the Kariba is set to be released in February, 2017. If you missed the campaign then be sure to visit the official Kariba website to find out how you can support the project and read the book when its out.
2. The Pack by Paul Louise-Julie (Midas Monkee)
The Pack follows a group of renegade Egyptian & Nubian Werewolves, led by brothers Khenti & Nekhet as they face off against the villainous Pharaoh Akhenaten. The breathtaking art style, cinematic transitions and superb action sequences are all part of what makes The Pack one of the best comics we’ve come across this year. Issues 1-3 are currently available on Google Play, Kindle and iBooks while issue 4 will be out this september.
3. Mumu Juju by Etubi Onucheyo (Vortex comics)
This graphic novel is one of the goofier comics amongst our list, we follow the adventures of two wayward warriors embarking on a series of missions to settle a debt they owed to the powerful deity Kenga. Inspired by Nigerian yoruba mythology, Mumu Juju is a hilarious and action filled comic, with characters breaking the fourth wall and amusing dialogue Mumu Juju should keep you cracking up from page to page. You can get more info here or listen to our podcast interview with the creator of Mumu Juju, Etubi Onucheyo.
Morocco, 3125. Earth is a very different place. Follow four outcasts as they roam the fringes of an untamed and wild galaxy, taking on unusual jobs that challenge their unique abilities. We meet Stein, Sulesh and Denarii in the middle of attempting a daring rescue to free their comrade, Persio, from the Burj, a mysterious tower located in the courtyard of a heavily fortified clifftop palace in the City of Seven Faces.
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign issue 1 of Outcast of Jupiter is now available on the Coker Coop website and the creators have also been kind enough to put it on Tapastic for free! The Coker Coop are currently working hard on a new anthology series set in the Outcasts of Jupiter world titled “Under a Jovian Sun.”
The God of paradise is murdered. His son, Val-Mar the Prince, is cast down into the dreaded Shadow Zone. In a twisted fall from grace, he lands in the heart of the Times Square section of NYC, in a fight for survival against the hordes of the damned. In a desperate and unforgiving landscape, the Prince battles on, searching for a path toward vindication and the truth.
With almost no exposition Val-Mar is all about the action and the art both of which have been depicted masterfully by creator Grey Williamson. The first two issues are now available on Kindle and iBooks. Here’s our interview with Grey. We’re also giving out the comic for free here.
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