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E.X.O. – The Legend of Wale Williams | Synopsis

By February 6, 2015March 24th, 2015Comic Books, EXO, Graphic Novels
EXO Graphic Novel

Tricked into returning home to Nigeria after being absent for five years, Wale (pronounced Wah-leh) Williams embarks on a journey to investigate his father’s mysterious disappearance. Wale’s father, Dr. Williams, was a brilliant engineer and inventor who worked for a dubious organization named PryTeK, a global leader in technology and innovation. When Wale returns, he finds a city and country he barely recognizes; cycles of governments have passed over the years, and while the city now thrives in affluence, a whole population of poverty-stricken citizens are being ignored and left in peril. Over the years, the corruption within the government that seemed to have been eradicated, has simply, evolved.

Left behind for Wale is a cryptic Nanosuit which grants superhuman abilities. Initially, Wale does not embrace the suit or the idea that he could be a “hero,” but his journey takes him through a crucible of events that prepare him, and he slowly begins to realize he needs the suit’s powers to unravel the mystery behind his father’s disappearance and save the city from grave danger – the CREED, a radical organization led by Oniku, an extremely intelligent, calculated and sociopathic extremist. Motivated by his cause to eradicate what he calls a “weak and myopic government,” Oniku embarks on a campaign to incite an insurrection by launching strategic attacks that lead to high civilian casualties, bringing Lagoon City to the brink of civil war. On Wale’s long and grueling voyage to stop the CREED, a hero is born.


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