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Nigeria's Comic Republic creates African superheroes
Nigeria's Comic Republic creates African superheroes
In the world of superheroes, characters of colour are few. Even worse, the incorporation of their ethnic cultures, if identified, is subpar.
Capturing the character
Capturing the character
South Africa’s leading political cartoonist, Jonathan Shapiro, who signs himself Zapiro, was recently in Jo’burg to “tour” his new...
Black Captain America leads comic book diversity
Black Captain America leads comic book diversity
For decades, comic books have been in color, but now they truly reflect all the hues of American society. The new Captain America is black. Thor is a woman, Spider-Man is part-Puerto Rican and Ms Marvel is Muslim....
Truth dies: Literature's future is forfeit
Truth dies: Literature's future is forfeit
When China became the world's leading economy in 2024, the West was forced to admit it was now the frontrunner in debt accumulation and little...
Comic Con SA looks to be kind of 'meh'
Comic Con SA looks to be kind of 'meh'
If the organisers were hoping to build...
The evolution of African pulp fiction
The evolution of African pulp fiction
The last hours of Muammar Gaddafi’s life were ingloriously spent hiding in a drainage ditch on the outskirts of his hometown of Sirte. What did...
Pink Lantern gets the green light
Pink Lantern gets the green light
After 72 years of tackling supervillains as a straight man, DC Comics’ original Green Lantern, one of the publisher’s oldest characters, is to be reintroduced as gay....
Comic-Con kicks off with flicks and costumes
Comic-Con kicks off with flicks and costumes
Calling all superheroes, zombies, space aliens, comic-book lovers and kids of all ages: Comic-Con...

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