Roye Okupe’s Windmaker is Simply Explosive

I recommend Roye Okupe’s Windmaker because it has everything I want to see in Black Panther 2.

WindmakerDark Horse Comics
Available to purchase on Amazon USA

The art and story in Roye Okupe‘s Windmaker looks like it’s inspired by Avatar: The Last Airbender and I think the homage is intentional. Instead of a familiar tale, we have something different that draws from African lore. The Dragon Stones do more than represent the elements; they play a role in the broader universe that this author created. These jewels also grant the holder super abilities.

But some knowledge of this techno-fantasy is required: The Kingdom of Atala was invaded by the Olon Jin centuries ago, and these “false gods” weren’t helping the people at all. The citizens revolted, and these aliens were banished to an island instead of back to whence they came. Over the centuries, this country developed at a pace to perhaps even rival Wakanda from the MCU–but as for who rules this kingdom, that’s uncertain. There’s corruption in the government, and a hero needs to rise within the ranks to prevent another dictatorship from forming.

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Understanding Family Ties with Fanie Fourie’s Lobola

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

PICTURES-OF-MOVIE-LOBOLAOpposites attract in a very thoughtful film that shows what a post apartheid world of Johannesburg, South Africa has become. Fanie Fourie’s Lobola shows that the time is right for social change, and after it won Seattle International Film Festival’s Golden Space Needle Award and the Sedona International Film Festival’s Audience Choice for Best Comedy Award last year, hopefully it can win the hearts of many more film goers as it hits film festivals around the world. No official word has been made as to when it will release to DVD, but it is available to download through iTunes and Amazon’s VODir?t=wiupgeatthmo 20&l=as2&o=1&a=1869141032

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