chicago teen lazarus’ life is about to be forever changed in chapter 1 of our ‘zulu’ webcomic

February 14, 2017
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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.

New chapters every Tuesday. Read chapter 1, below.

Creator/writer: Alverne Ball
Art: Michael Watson
Colorist: Adriana De Los Santos
Letters: Jaymes Reed
Editor: Chakira Lane