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Behold, surface dwellers! Jason Momoa will be returning to the silver screen as Aquaman in Zack Snyder’s anticipated movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Snyder broke the news late last Thursday night, tweeting the first image of the actor as the classic king of the seven seas. My fear once hearing that Mr. Drogo had been selected was how they were going to handle the transition of the comic book character to the big screen without him coming off ‘naff’.


Judging by Snyder’s direction his look is anything but classic . The blond – Caucasian, orange clad Aquaman of the comic books has been dumped for a dark edgy imposing monarch, draped in body tattoos with a scraggly beard – invoking the image of Neptune of ancient mythos.

The king of Atlantis will only be making two appearances in the movie but we will be able to catch him in two Justice League films as well as his own stand alone movie which are under development.

The future of DC movies looks promising.



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Looking for a comic store in Abuja can be an exhausting enterprise.

If you’re fortunate, you may find an unmolested issue of Spiderman or G.I Joe from 93′, crushed against the weight of several Mills & Boons novels at NEXT Supermarket.. Happy days!

Thankfully, I got my hands on a couple of digital comics from a friend and have been doing the rounds to see what’s hot in the comic world.

So it looks like Marvel decides to reboot Venom’s image in The Guardians of The Galaxy #23. Flash Thompson, the current wearer of the symbiotie (which is not a real word) has been deemed worthy by the Klyntar (which is not a real race) of becoming an  agent of the cosmos and is further endowed with more abilities to fight in the symbiote wars. So, he is sort of the equivalent of a super traffic warden with a stun gun, to keep those unruly Abuja drivers in check.

The artist,,Valerio Schiti, seems to be going for a mech appearance, inspired probably from the armour of the Destroyer in Thor. One things for sure, It certainly doesn’t scream approachable.

Check out this sketch that he posted below.



Time for the 1st comic book review of the year.

Uhuru: Legend Of The Windriders by Adeniji Jnr, A. Adeniji, and Obende is the flagship comic of Comic Bandit based in Lagos. The story follows the adventures of a super-hero team comprising of Exodus, Rotunda, Harridan, Bushbaby, and Sage as they battle the mystic forces of evil that seek domination over the continent.

Issue one comes in swinging hard with tightly done illustrations of fight scenes, hulking evil humanoid monsters, and a punchy storyline that makes for a good read. Hopefully, issue two should be in the pipeline soon.


Ever since the dawn of comic books, good has always triumphed over the forces of evil. From Super-man to Batman right down to the Green Arrow. Heroes protect the world, but what of the day come when they fail?

Enter The End League, a series under Dark Horse Comics, written by Rick Remender and pencilled by Matt Broome with inks by Sean Parson. The comic focuses on the struggles of a band of superheroes in a world ruled by super-villains who have enslaved the rest of the human race.

Remender’s story-telling is incredibly dark as he explores the symbiotic relationship that exists between the two forces, referencing well known archetypes in comic book history. There is a significant amount of character building which enables you to quickly become familiar with the characters. This is only further enhanced with the skill of Matt Broome and Sean Parson as they paint a bleak post-apocalyptic world with very little humanity left.

With sequence of interesting twists and turns, End League is definitely stand-alone work and is to be exemplified.

The whole series can be bought on trade paperback (TPB) in two volumes.