Creators For Creators Grant Recipients To Launch Sci-Fi Adventure Series ‘New Masters’ With Image Comics

by Olly MacNamee

Shobo Coker and Shof Coker, recipients of the 2019 Creators for Creators grant will release their first professional series with New Masters from Image Comics. A dramatic, six-issue, sci-fi adventure launching February 2022.

“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.

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

Aheda of a first look, here;’s what the two creators had to say about this new series:

“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. I’m delighted to share the adventures of our crew of outcasts as they navigate the perils of this exciting new universe.” – Shobo Coker

“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.” – Shof Coker

New Masters #1 Cover A and Cover B will be available on Wednesday, February 2.

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