Gorgeous comic book gives Afro-Brazilian mythology the Avengers treatment – Kill Screen

Gorgeous comic book gives Afro-Brazilian mythology the Avengers treatment - Kill Screen

A lot of nerd culture is dominated by European mythology, from Thor to Lord of the Rings or even Harry Potter, just to name a few. But far from just a disservice to African or Asian or Middle Eastern cultures, this blind spot is a an even bigger disservice to nerds everywhere. There is a huge well of awesome mythology that has gone untapped, with epic characters and stories that would make even the most dignified comic book fan salivate. That’s where Brazilian artist Hugo Canuto comes in, who decided to give the gods and goddesses of Afro-Brazilian mythology the Marvel treatment a couple years ago.

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