Published on December 23rd, 2022 | by Andrew Bistak


Dark Horse Books and YouNeek Studios proudly present the next chapter in the tale of Iyanu in Iyanu: Child of Wonder Volume 3. Writer and head of YouNeek Studios, Roye Okupe is joined by artist Chima Kalu, colorist and cover artist Godwin Akpan, and letterer Spoof Animation to bring you this empowering tale inspired by African culture, history, and mythology.

Iyanu is soon to be an HBO Max/Cartoon Network animated series! The Iyanu tale is part of a shared universe of African fantasy and superhero stories—the YouNeek YouNiverse.

In this new volume, Iyanu makes her way to the Source to save all of Yorubaland from an ancient curse. She has help from her new friends: Biyi, a carefree adventurer; Toye, the bookworm; and Ekun, the magical and opinionated giant leopard! Together, all four—known as Team Chosen—embark on an epic adventure full of twists, turns, and laughs that will change their lives forever!

Iyanu: Child of Wonder Volume 3 will be available in bookstores August 22, 2023 and comic shops August 23, 2023. It is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and at your local comic book shop and will retail for $19.99.

Praise and Awards for Iyanu:

Winner: 2022 Nommo Award for Best Graphic Novel – Iyanu: Child of Wonder Volume 2

“Iyanu is a great looking book steeped in the magic of African mythology.” –Comic Crusaders

“Iyanu: Child of Wonder has it all–vast world-building, authentic characters, a strong, African female hero at the center, and a first-class team of stellar creators and producers.” –Warner Bros.

“The designs are very slick and futuristic, and ignore some of the design stereotypes which frequently turn up in many ‘African set’ productions created by less intimate creators.” –The Examiner

“Iyanu: Child of Wonder has all the elements that make for a great fantasy series.” –CBR

About the Author

When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.

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