Are there any African superheroes created by writers native to Africa? It just stands to reason that there has to be at least 1 superhero that’s native to the African continent. I just want to be sure myself.

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    That sounds a bit broad. The usual tweak for that is asking which one was the first (like this question which was about the first African/Black superhero, regardless of the writer) – Jenayah Oct 29 '18 at 16:36
  • Does the writer have to be actually born in Africa to count, or does it count if they are of African descent? – DJClayworth Oct 29 '18 at 16:38
  • The writer actually has to be born in Africa & the superhero has to be native to Africa as well. – Abraham Ray Oct 29 '18 at 16:41
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    It is a bit broad. On the other hand, it's interesting. – Adamant Oct 29 '18 at 16:45
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    @Adamant The original version of the question is an "any" question, which is not really a list question and is on-topic. No edit was necessary. – Null Oct 29 '18 at 17:25

Captain South Africa and Razorman are both creations of Zimbabwean author Bill Masuku.

His blog has links to other African authors.

  • Masuku's Captain South Africa, a black female superhero who "doesn't want to punch criminals because that doesn't end crime" this is pretty great! – melissa_boiko Oct 31 '18 at 9:48

There's a whole Egyptian superhero universe, with Egyptian superheroes written by Egyptians. (Egypt is of course in Africa.)

This universe debuted in 2012.

  • Was it 2012? I see 2015? deskgram.net/explore/tags/egyptiansuperheroes – Adamant Oct 29 '18 at 17:07
  • @Adamant "Since it debuted in 2012 as a series of short stories by John Maher on Facebook, the reaction to El3osba has been overwhelmingly positive at home and abroad." - From the link in the answer – TheLethalCarrot Oct 29 '18 at 17:09
  • Ah, OK. Cool, I guess 2015 was the publication of the first print volume. – Adamant Oct 29 '18 at 17:10

There's several South Africa based superheros in the Kwezi comic book, including the titular Kwezi, Azania and Khoi. The writer is Loyiso Mkize, also from South Africa.


https://youneekstudios.com/exo/ Here's a comic company founded by a Nigerian author, with African characters in Africa.

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