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The spirit of Shaka Zulu possess Chicago teen Lazarus in new webcomic ‘Zulu’

January 25, 2017

We’re publishing a new web comic called ‘Zulu’. Created and written by Alverne Ball, ‘Zulu’ follows the life of Lazarus Jones, a 16-year-old boy who becomes possessed by the spirit of warrior king Shaka Zulu while visiting South Africa with his father. Back home in Chicago, Lazarus finds himself navigating through the turbulent streets of Chicago with friends when he discovers that a big corporation is behind the endless gang violence and disintegration of his neighborhood.

“‘Zulu’ is a story that blends a mixture of hip-hop culture, break dancing martial arts (Capoiera), history, and snippets of social commentary into a heralding coming-of-age story that portrays the “Hero’s journey” in a modern day tale of friendship, family, love, loss, and redemption,” says Alverne Ball.

We’ll publish a new chapter of ‘Zulu’ every Tuesday starting on Feb. 7th.

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