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Creators for Creators grant recipients kicking off ‘New Masters’ #1

Nigerian brothers Shobo and Shof portray a striking vision of West Africa under the thumb of alien colonizers in ‘New Masters.’

Image Comics has revealed debut creators and 2019 Creators for Creators grant recipients Shobo Coker and Shof Coker will bring readers a new sci-fi adventure New Masters to comic shops on February 2nd.

New Masters is the culmination of nearly a decade of work Shof and I have put into creating an authentic and thrilling future vision of Africa,” said Shobo in a statement. “I’m delighted to share the adventures of our crew of outcasts as they navigate the perils of this exciting new universe.”

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So what’s New Masters about?

Nigerian brothers Shobo and Shof portray a striking vision of West Africa under the thumb of alien colonizers in New Masters. Here a motley crew of outcasts find themselves caught up in a power struggle for control of an ancient artifact with immense power.

Shof added: “What does a West African pulp sci-fi verse look like through the eyes of a kid that grew up in Lagos, Nigeria? I talked to that young master a lot while drawing this.”

Check out a preview for the issue below.

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For more on this new title, read the official press release below.

PORTLAND, Ore. 11/11/2021 — Debut creators and 2019 Creators for Creators grant recipients Shobo Coker and Shof Coker will bring readers a dramatic, sci-fi adventure in the forthcoming New Masters. This upcoming six issue miniseries will launch from Image Comics in February.

New Masters is the culmination of nearly a decade of work Shof and I have put into creating an authentic and thrilling future vision of Africa,” said Shobo. “I’m delighted to share the adventures of our crew of outcasts as they navigate the perils of this exciting new universe.”

Nigerian brothers Shobo and Shof portray a striking vision of West Africa under the thumb of alien colonizers in New Masters. Here a motley crew of outcasts find themselves caught up in a power struggle for control of an ancient artifact with immense power.

Shof added: “What does a West African pulp sci-fi verse look like through the eyes of a kid that grew up in Lagos, Nigeria? I talked to that young master a lot while drawing this.”

New Masters blends exciting adventure, compelling drama, and rich Nigerian mythology to present a vibrant new take on Afrofuturism.

New Masters #1 Cover A (Diamond Code DEC210040) and New Masters #1 Cover B (Diamond Code DEC210041) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 2.

New Masters #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

Early praise for New Masters:

“I had no idea, when we all picked this book for Creators for Creators, that, as good as it looked then, it would turn out this BEAUTIFUL. Amazing work!” —Charlie AdlardThe Walking Dead

“Shobo and Shof give us an original, beautifully crafted sci-fi with New Masters. It’s an incredible debut from a distinctly African perspective. Shof’s rhythmic storytelling, palettes, and world building visuals perfectly seam with Shobo’s intriguing cast of heroes, cut throats, and politicians like only brothers can. Immerse yourself in this new world, you won’t regret it!” —Nick DragottaEast of West

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