Witness the birth of the Konkret Universe. This is the first collective release from Konkret Comics. Over the skies of Sapphire City, Demetri Price, known as Akolyte is a beacon of hope. Absolver, the Wraith of Vengeance prowls the gloomy streets of Caesar City. Odina Troussard, known simply as Odina, looks to escape her past in the bustling metropolis of Atlanta, GA. Justice calls Las Sombras- The City of Shadows, his earthly home. Konkret Comics brings you four tales of action, adventure, and mystery. Join us as we enter a universe unlike any you’ve ever seen before.
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Akolyte Issue #1: Son of a Supreme- 24 full pages (all ages)
In a galaxy far from his own, Demetri Price finds himself face to face with destiny. He must accept his legacy and embrace a power he never knew, in order to protect the people he loves. Does Demetri have the courage to become The Akolyte, Guardian of the Cosmos?
Odina Issue #1: Omni Strike- 27 full pages (all ages)
Written by Onaji Rouse, we find our titular heroine and her Omni Strike team facing Felix Rowe, a man whose powers have grown exponentially. With the fires of their battle barely cooled, Odina and her team learn that Felix Rowe is just the tip of a deepening mystery. Can Odina trust the mysterious stranger with one too many answers? And who is the enigmatic and deadly Lady Tiye?
Absolver Issue #1: Arrival- 22 full pages (some mature content)
Appearing on the gloomy streets of Caesar City, the wraith known as Absolver returns with no memory of his past. With his guide Lea, Absolver will learn his purpose. But he is not the only thing that returned. Something far more sinister has made its way passed the gates of Hell. As their fates collide, is Caesar City ready for the wraith of vengeance?
Justice Issue #0: Parlay- 10 full pages (all ages)
The angel known as Justice has left Paradise and descended through the Firmament. Landing on Earth, he seeks out the only person he knows… Morning Star. As the world races deeper into darkness two age-old adversaries draw battle lines. But has Justice stumbled into a larger game, one he can’t hope to win against the one creative perfect in beauty and wisdom?
Derek Allen- Creator/Writer/Letterer (Akolyte)
Born in Philadelphia, PA Derek had no lack of inspiration. Starting at home with his parents, who encouraged his imagination to flourish, he was also able to look at iconic Philly personalities for encouragement. As a creator, he’s always thought that good storytelling never goes out of style. With Akolyte, he hopes to inspire any little girl or boy that dreams of doing something extraordinary.
Brian "Bats" J. Lambert- Creator/Writer (Justice)
A native of San Pedro, CA, currently living in Las Vegas, NV, Brian fell in love with Frank Miller’s writing style the first time he read the Dark Knight returns. Miller’s influence, as well as that of Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman, among others, is evident in the way he crafts his narratives. Justice is a book that shows you have everything in you to be great, you just have to take that leap of faith.
Onaji Rouse- Creator/Writer (Odina)
Hailing from the Mecca of African-American entertainment, Atlanta, GA, Onaji has always wanted to create worlds and stories for his people. He credits both Stan Lee and Dwayne McDuffie for paving the way for him. Jim Lee’s iconic run on X-Men also had a heavy influence on his style and desire to write comics. Odina embodies the strength in all of us and the willingness to work through the difficult times in our past in order to make a difference in the future.
Jermael Lessey- Creator/Writer (Absolver)
Jermael was able to cultivate multiple sources of inspiration, having been born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in both New York and Florida. The Christopher Reeve Superman and 1989 Batman ignited the fire within him, but Spawn set it ablaze. Through Absolver, Jermael wants to create a space where African-Americans can experience a mythos that represents them.
Artist, Colorist & Letterers
Bruno Lima- Lead Artist (Covers) (Akolyte)
Bruno has been a comic illustrator since 2014. The rhythm and culture of his hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil translates through his art. When not drawing, Bruno likes to gain inspiration from walking in nature. The Dark Knight and Watchmen were very influential on his career and the strong lines and definitive strokes of his art are a testament to that.
Hakan Aydin- Illustrator (Absolver/Justice)
From his hometown in Turkey, Hakan brings his signature illustration style to the Konkret Universe. Tackling multiple titles, he uses his 8 years of experience to convey the multiple tones and expressions of the characters. In his free time, Hakan likes to swim, is an avid movie-goer and plays videogames.
Eric Souza (Blake)- Illustrator (Odina)
Spiraling out of his love of X-Men, Wolverine, and Hellboy, Eric became an illustrator in his hometown of Belem do Para, Brazil. He draws inspiration from what he sees around him. Whether it’s the artistry he sees while he’s cooking or the colors and composition he sees while walking, Eric enjoys all forms of art. While not bringing his skills to numbered pages, he is also a video producer.
Opi Hidayat- Illustrator (Akolyte)
Opi’s early interest in illustration came from his love of Dragonball and anime. He studied graphic design in his home country of Indonesia and became a freelance illustrator in 2014. He works mostly international and has been able to use various different styles from countries around the world. Not only a comic illustrator, Opi also dabbles in video game design and development.
Nestor Redulla- Colorist (Justice)
Nestor brings his vivid and dynamic color style to the pages of Justice, all the way from the Philippines. He’s been in comics professionally for 5 years and enjoys Deadpool, The Hulk and anything Spider-Man related. When not making amazing looking pages, he spends his time powerlifting.
Adalberto Menezes- Colorist (Odina)
Adalberto is a fan of Watchmen, and Frank Miller’s work on Sin City, 300 and The Dark Knight. His influences shine through as he brings the illustrations on Odina to life with dramatic flair. In between coloring pages, Adalberto practices capoeira, origami and reads books in Belem do Para.
Bryan Arfel Magnaye- Colorist (Absolver)
Bryan is from Batangas City in the Philippines and considers Spawn one of his greatest inspirations. It is no wonder then, that his work on Absolver translates that dark/gothic style. Bryan enjoys watching movies and playing basketball when not bringing his talents to the pages of comic books.
Michael Woods- Colorist (Akolyte)
Michael has been coloring comic books for about 4 years, having migrated from Japanese manga to the American market. He finds his inspiration in all things, from life to art, and anything else that catches his eye. Not solely a colorist, Michael is also an ambitious artist as well.
Matheus Huve- Colorist (Akolyte)
Matheus has been a comic enthusiast as long as he can remember. He began professionally coloring comics in 2017, having previously worked on his own projects. His coloring style is diverse but influenced by Ivan Nunes, Elizabeth Breitweiser, and Mat Lopes among others. Matheus is a huge fan of Pop Culture and loves horror and science fiction.
Rodney Jean-Etienne- Letterer (Odina)
Rodney brings his lettering style from Corona, NY to the pages of Odina. His favorite comic series is the Legend of Will Power.
Rune Makerz- Letterer (Justice)
Rune Makerz is a collection of graphic artists from the West Coast. They bring their signature style to the pages of Justice.
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