RED OCTOBER #1
Written by Sewedo Nupowaku, Seun Odukoya and Hannu Afere.
Line Art by Babajide Briggs Adebimpe
Colours by Toyin Adetumobi, Amadi Chigozie, Tarella Pablo, Michael Balogun, Jeffery Oyem and Waliu Edu
The Cover art by Babajide Briggs Adebimpe, Oladejo Kazeem and Babajide Olusanya
Sewedo Nupowaku is a long member and friend of the Comics Meltdown. He has always been known to endorse great comics and to rave on great art. When we heard last year that he was creating his own comic, we were aware it would not be anything but a masterpiece.
Come June, 2018, he and his team on the Hyperdrive released Red October, a story of intrigue, history & action woven with African lore into a Nigerian Story. The comics sets a pretty high standard from the get go in its plotting and story sequence. Creating a scenery for a high level of intricate story telling, but guess what?. The comic completely completely pulls it off!!
Not to spoil the story, this story draws a nexus across the landscape of the history and political settings of Nigeria. Drawing the thin strings of African Lore and Tradition to tie this bundle together. The conversations and caption are glorious to read, making us understand that this great read was not a fluke. The writing by Sewedo Nupowaku, Seun Odukoya and Hannu Afere is a gift that keeps on giving.
The Art of this book is great, and that is an understatement. The pages boast of crisp lines by Babajide Briggs Adebimpe, ultimately complemented by the supreme colours of Toyin Adetumobi, Amadi Chigozie, Tarella Pablo, Michael Balogun, Jeffery Oyem and Waliu Edu. Honestly, i would like to have what these guys are drinking in order to produce pages that leap out of their own book!!!
The Cover Art…wow. The Cover art by Babajide Briggs Adebimpe, Oladejo Kazeem and Babajide Olusanya completely syncs up with the story, properly foretelling the visual and storied feast that is about to happen when reading this book.
This is simply put, a great book.
4.5 Stars out of Five
Please read the comic on the Hyperdrive: https://hyperdrive-files.herokuapp.com/trinity-issue-1
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