Malika Warrior Queen TPB (2017-2018 Youneek Studios) comic books
Volume 1 - 1st printing.
Written by Roye Okupe. Art by Chima Kalu.
Set in fifteenth-century West Africa, Malika: Warrior Queen Part One follows the exploits of queen and military commander Malika, who struggles to keep the peace in her ever-expanding empire. Growing up as a prodigy, Malika inherited the crown from her father in the most unusual of circumstances, splitting the kingdom of Azzaz in half. After years of civil war, Malika was able to unite all of Azzaz, expanding it into one of the largest empires in all of West Africa. But expansion would not come without its costs. Enemies begin to rise within her council, and Azzaz grabbed the attention of one of the most feared superpowers the world has ever known: the Ming Dynasty. As Malika fights to win the clandestine war within the walls of her empire, she must now turn her attentions to an indomitable and treacherous foe with plans to vanquish her entire people. The story takes place in the same universe (the YouNeek YouNiverse) as the E.X.O. series, roughly 500 years before the events of Lagoon City.
Softcover, 152 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.
Volume 2 - 1st printing.
Written by Roye Okupe. Art by Chima Kalu and Raphael Kazeem. Cover by Godwin Akpan.
Malika (prounced "Ma-LIE-ka"): Warrior Queen is a historical fantasy epic, set in 15th-century West Africa. In Part Two, Malika uncovers a painful betrayal. The trechery unnerves a usually stoic and composed Malika, allowing her enemies both interal and external, encircle her, positioning themselves for the destruction of Azzaz.
Softcover, 144 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.