BOOM! Studios announces new Afrofuturist series – Buckhead

BOOM! Studios announced a new original five-issue limited series, BUCKHEAD, an astonishing new Afrofuturist series from rising star author Shobo Coker (Outcasts of Jupiter) and artist George Kambadais (The Black Ghost), about an African immigrant family meeting strange new people and dealing with unusual experiences in the mysterious town of Buckhead, USA. Available in December 2021.

Toba and his mother, a renowned scientist, have just immigrated to the US. But instead of living in the Big City like Toba always dreamed, they’ve moved to a sleepy little town in the Pacific Northwest called Buckhead. In the middle of the picturesque and pedestrian town, Toba discovers that things aren’t as perfect as they seem. He and his newfound friends start playing a strange video game that looks like a perfect replica of ancient Benin and its people. Soon, Toba is on the run from the frightening men in black, trying to solve the mystery of his new hometown and save his friends before it’s too late!

Shobo Coker is a writer of African science fiction and fantasy from Lagos, Nigeria. He co-created the Afrofuturist Kickstarter comic Outcasts of Jupiter and the indie comic Under a Jovian Sun with Kugali Media. Shobo is a member of the Yoruba tribe of West Africa and spends much of his time researching the mythology, religious concepts, and history of the Yoruba people.

BUCKHEAD is a story I’ve wanted to tell since I moved to the US; a story that captures the terrifying wonder and otherworldly newness of being an immigrant kid in a new world. A story of ancient Benin kingdoms, of vengeful Yoruba daemons, of virtual reality, video games, and improbable science. It’s been a blast writing it, and I hope you enjoy reading it,” said Coker. 

George Kambadais is a comic book artist from Greece. He’s worked with DC, Image, IDW, BOOM!, Dark Horse, Comixology, Oni Press, and others. He is also the co-creator of comics and graphic novels such as The Double Life of Miranda Turner, The Black Ghost, and Short Order Crooks. You can find George on Twitter and Instagram @GeorgeKambadais.

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