feature: “a new ebony, lead, female character” – new sci-fi comic ‘celflux’

April 28, 2015

Take a look at new Sci-Fi comic Celflux. The action-adventure comic – created by the husband and wife team of Dixie Ann Archer-McBain and Everad J. McBain Jr. – follows young priestess Okira who becomes the leader of a disjointed group of strangers, after they wake up in a remote lab with no memory of how how they got there or what happened to them. The group then seek out the answers to their questions, all while they try to evade the pursuit of a powerful group. In regards to their lead character, the Celflux camp state: “Against the backdrop of a widespread call for greater diversity in comic books, comes a new ebony, lead, female character. Okira is presented as a character that anyone who has ever felt like their life has meaning and purpose can identify with. Her experiences mirror the reality that it is a difficult journey to realize and achieve your purpose in life.” Check out some images from the comic below. Also, Celflux issue no.2 will be launched in May 2016 starting with a free online screening of the book on May 16th, 2015. To be a part of the screening visit

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor