A Comic Start-Up Creating an African Superhero Universe

A Nigerian comic start-up, called Comic Republic, has created an African superhero universe after noticing a lack of black characters in legacy comics. “I thought about when I was young and what I used to make my decisions on: what would Superman do, what would Batman do? I thought, why not African superheroes?” explains founder Jide Martin. The characters include Guardian Prime, a 25-year old Nigerian who uses his super-strength to fight for a better Nigeria and Hilda Avonomemi Moses, a woman who can see spirits.