indie comic powerhouse youneek studios expands its universe to include a new female hero, malikah the warrior queen

October 6, 2016

Since the beginning, Black women have always been the behind-the-scenes superheroes, helping push the movement forward and taking care of business in every field of human endeavor. YouNeek Studios and author Roye Okupe recognize the inherent strength and resilience of the Black woman and in response to this knowledge, have added a new hero to their comic universe in the form of Malika the Warrior Queen. Set in fifteenth-century West Africa, “Malika: Warrior Queen Part One” follows the exploits of queen and military commander Malika, who struggles to keep the peace in her ever-expanding empire. As Malika fights to win the clandestine war within the walls of her empire, she must now turn her attentions to an indomitable and treacherous foe with plans to vanquish her entire people. Due to be released in Spring of 2017, Roye & his team is seeking financial support via Kickstarter in order to bring this idea to fruition. Consider supporting a Black, queer writer and illustrator, and POC and femme representation in comics with Malika: Warrior Queen!

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

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