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E. X. O.: the Legend of Wale Williams Volume 1

the Legend of Wale Williams Volume 1

Author: Roye Okupe  

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Part of the YouNeek YouNiverse! Extraordinary fantasy and superhero stories inspired by African history, culture, and mythology--created by the best Nigerian comics talent! The oldest son of a world-renowned scientist, Wale Williams--aka tech-savvy superhero EXO--tries to save Lagoon City from a deadly group of emerging extremists. But before this "pending" superhero can do any good for his city, there is one person he must save first--Himself! E.X.O.: The Legend of Wale Williams Volume 1 is an Afrofuturist superhero story about redemption set in the bustling metropolis that is Lagos, Nigeria--with a creative team that's also from Lagos! "Our mission is and always has been about empowering African creatives and storytelling while bringing both to a global audience." -- Roye Okupe, Founder/Creative Director at YouNeek Studios

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About the Author

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Roye Okupe is an author, speaker and entrepreneur whose passion for animation led him to found YouNeek Studios in 2012, an avenue that would allow him to pursue his dream of creating a diverse library of superheroes. Under that umbrella, Roye wrote, produced and directed several animated productions including, but not limited to, 2D/3D animated short films, TV commercials, show openers, music videos and much more. These productions have allowed Roye to attain many prestigious recognitions such as being #5 on Ventures Africa's list of 40 African innovators to watch (2016) as well as being part of NewAfrican Magazines' 100 most influential Africans two years in a row (2016 & 2017).With the superhero genre currently at the height of popularity, Roye has made it a goal to create a connected universe of heroes, with origins from locations that are currently neglected and/or ignored. In August 2015, Roye released his debut graphic novel titled: E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams Part One, a superhero story set in a futuristic Nigeria. E.X.O. was received with critical acclaim and has since been featured on CNN, Forbes, The New York Times, NBC, The Guardian, ABC7, BBC, The Huffington Post, Mashabe and more! Roye's sophomore graphic novel: Malika - Warrior Queen was also received with critical acclaim, selling more than 40,000 copies of its chapter one special during Diamond Comic's Free Comic Book Day (2017). Both books have gone on to win several awards including a Glyph Comic Award (2017) and a Heruica Character Creation Award (2017).

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Product Details

Publisher
Dark Horse Comics,U.S.
Published
9th November 2021
Pages
280
ISBN
9781506723020
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