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Frustrated at the lack of diversity in comics/superheroes? Would you rather buy trades with a full story, as opposed to spending a ton of money on individual issues (that usually get canceled)? The YouNeek YouNiverse is filled with epic graphic novels inspired by African culture, history & mythology! Dig in today with the complete box set of graphic novels that make up the genesis of the YouNeek YouNiverse!
E.X.O. – The Legend of Wale Williams: E.X.O. is a sci-fi superhero story about redemption, set in a futuristic, 2025 Africa! The graphic novel follows the journey of Wale Williams, an impetuous young adult who inherits a suit with superpowers after his father goes missing.
Malika – Warrior Queen: Set in fifteenth-century West Africa, Malika: Warrior Queen follows the exploits of Queen and military commander Malika, who struggles to keep the peace in her ever-expanding empire.
Rated – T (Teen) | Page Count – 576
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Roye Okupe is a creative specialist who holds both a Bachelor’s and Masters in computer science from The George Washington University. His 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).