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Adeniyi Lawal

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June 10, 2017 is the date comic fans need to mark on their calendar. Earlier today, the Dreammaker, Ayodele Elegba, founder, Lagos Comic Con and CEO Spoof animations took to Instagram to announce the birth of a Spoof Comics unit. Ayodele pegged the release date of titles under the re-branded comic unit to June 10. Although details are still sketchy about what the Spoof Universe will look like but the publisher promises a debut of four comic titles and publication of at least six titles by the end of the year. All of which are fresh! As if that is not exciting enough, Spoof CEO via an exclusive gist gave a glimpse of what titles to expect. According the publisher, the fans should anticipate the debut releases of never seen before African titles like Jinx, Voyager, Boxsa and Vantage. The four titles which are aimed at kick-starting the re-branded Spoof…

Never a period in the history of African comic that a comic book fandom has been so intensely interesting like in recent months. OrishaPikin, a Vortex Inc. title which is currently in its Issue 4 and written by talented KiyindouYamakasi has seen some of us pitch tent with our favourite god (character) in a positive way that even God himself will be jealous! Hypnotised with the story, some of us children of God can now boldly say we “rep” an Orisha. I for one belong to Team Sango. (My pastor should come and beat me!) In case you don’t know, Orisha Pikin literally translates Children of god! Hilarious as it may seem, Orisha Pikin sweetly called OP by fans, was surely peppered and salted by a nourish, educative and positive story arc as well as a great art that makes one devour all and still lick ones lips in anticipation…

Is it okay to wish for an African Comic book inspired live action movie or a TV show of ones favourites? If it is, then tag along with me as I share my fantasy for a “now, now” African Comic live action dream. The geek world on the social media was lit over the last weekend with the newly released Marvel’s Thor Ragnarok trailer being one of the major talking points. The fans’ anticipation for the movie, even with the release date of a faraway November really sparked my interest and like Oliver Twist, I asked for more: I wished Africa is already at that level where we have our own movies adapted from our own favourite Africa Comic book and wished we could ignite similar interest in the hearts of African Comics enthusiasts like right now, now! If it is okay to say comic book industry in most African…