Creating African Superheroes (7)

Comic books, cartoon strips, graphic novels … they have served as an escape for many a child (and some adults). They are filled with lessons, creativity, hope, refuge, etc. Comic book artist Alex Ross touches on this in this interview:


It isn’t easy to find African superheroes though and, sadly, historically, African characters in comic books have often been fringe characters.

Black Panther - said to be first Black superhero in mainstream American comics

Black Panther – said to be first Black superhero in mainstream American comics

In my column in last Sunday’s 7, I share my thoughts on comics and Africa … [City Press]

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