New Comic Book “Zulu” Tells the Tale of a Boy Possessed by the Spirit of an African Warrior King
“Zulu” is a new comic series that chronicles the life of Lazarus Jones, a boy of sixteen who is possessed by the spirit of warrior king Shaka Zulu during a visit to South Africa accompanied by his father. Once he returns to America and to his hometown Chicago, he finds out that a huge corporation is behind the gang violence and other challenges that his city faces.
Creator Alverne Ball stated, “‘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.”
New chapters of the comic are put out every Tuesday, and it’s worth the read for all you comic book fans out there.
See an excerpt from Chapter four below.
By: Danielle Dixon
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