Vortex comics is Nigerian comic publishing started by Somto Ajuluchukwu with the help Ibrahim Ganiyu and Ayodele Elegba and boasted such titles like StrikeGuard, JuneXII, Mumu Juju (also in Kugali), Little Orishas, Local Champions, Agbara, Secret Society, Ekun, Sannk Famaan and Wrathhouse. And with artists like Ibrahim Ganiyu (June XII), Yusuf Shittu (StrikeGuard), Jeferey Oyem, Toyin Ajetunmobi and Chima Kalu (Agbara, Wrathhouse) and others, Vortex comics was a force to be reckoned with. Second, if only to Comic Republic for a long time, I would personally have argued that they were (in actual fact) the biggest comic book publisher in Nigeria, with 61 published comic book issues to their name.
I have no idea what’s going on with them, but I am at least glad that they managed to find a place to house the work they created together, and honestly it’s probably one of the best places to take a look at the potential creative talents of some of Nigeria’s top talent. If content was a criteria for this list, then Vortex certainly have it. Great art with a some titles having some pretty decent (Not Great) stories.
However, there are some rather glaring issues and problems they probably need to take a look into. Like the fact that their site has been hacked? And they might at some point want to give readers the option to download the comic books? Just saying. But don’t worry, at least for now, the Vortex titles are still free to read online here at: vortexcomics.issu
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