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  • Comic book start-up creates African superheroes
  • Comic book start-up creates African superheroes
    Dave Pearce (2013) ©

Comic book start-up creates African superheroes

Superheroes are idolised by children and adults across the world, yet despite this widespread readership, many of these characters lack a diversity that reflects the world's population. Now, African comic book start-ups are giving black readers heroes they can identify with.



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    In 2013, Gen Y helped grow sales of licensed merchandise to $51 billion in the US and Canada. Determined to raise their children in their own geeky image, Gen Y parents are introducing them to their pop-culture interests at a young age. How are these geeks reinventing family time?

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    The number of internet users in Africa has grown at seven times the global average, growing over 3,600% between 2000 and 2012 to 167 million people. With the internet now reaching more people than ever before, being online is no longer a luxury, but a norm. 

  • Article image How new superheroes are fighting oppression

    Comic book heroes are becoming a medium through which to discuss sensitive social issues. And from Kamala Khan to the Burka Avenger, leading the march is an army of powerful Muslim women.