Nubian Man avenges deaths of the Nubian people, or at least that’s how it’s going to go in this new comic book series created by Jersey-born writer, Zinc Nguvu, and illustrator Terry Brown of Lexington, Kentucky. The comic series derived in response to the unjust killings of African-Americans by police and racists across the country, the Nubian Man series promises to take the comic book universe by storm but online first.
“I wanted everyone to know the origin of Nubian Man and his mission foremost. It’s because of all of the killings,” Nguvu says.
However, he made clear, “Tamir Rice is what really pushed me over the edge from an emotional perspective. I cried because I knew there was going to be no justice, and another black life would have been taken senselessly. That was when the creative juices started flowing. Within twenty-four hours later, I wrote the overview of the Nubian Man concept.”
By day, Nubian Man is Director of African-American Studies of Brooklyn’s Harry Jeffries University, a school named in honor of his grandfather located at 1650 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. At night he’s out avenging the deaths of the Nubian people.
The first edition of the online comic series is titled “R.I.P. Eric Garner,” associated with the 2014 police choking death of unarmed African-American and Staten Island resident, Eric Garner, whose famous last words “I CAN’T BREATHE,” became a national slogan among activists protesting police brutality.
The story can be read for free at www.thenubianman.com. There will be additional releases in May and September which will complete season one. The first physical comic book will release December 1, 2018 which will consist of all three stories from season one. Starting season 2 there will be four stories released then the pattern will follow from then on.
Nguvu resides in Newark, New Jersey, just a mere fifteen miles away from the Staten Island block where Garner took his last breath. He plans to use the Nubian Man series as an empowering tool as well as an informative vehicle.
“I’m really looking to serve the communities. We have an apparel line called Nubian Wear on our website. Any nonprofit organization that is addressing literacy or the arts in the inner city for the youth will be able to benefit from our efforts,” he says. “We believe Nubian Man has the potential to become an inner-city classic, especially with the social ramifications it has. The most important aspect of Nubian Man is that it’d keep the memories alive of all the brothers and sisters who’ve been killed.”
Nguvu gives an extended invitation: “If you stand against any unjust decisions by the court system and racists that have caused a Nubian life to be taken without reciprocity, then you too can be a part of the NUBIAN nation!”