Left behind for Wale is a cryptic Nanosuit which grants superhuman abilities. Initially, Wale does not embrace the suit or the idea that he could be a “hero,” but his journey takes him through a crucible of events that prepare him, and he slowly begins to realize he needs the suit’s powers to unravel the mystery behind his father’s disappearance and save the city from grave danger. That danger comes in the form of the CREED, a radical organization led by Oniku, an extremely intelligent, calculated and sociopathic extremist. Motivated by his desire to eradicate what he calls a “weak and myopic government,” Oniku embarks on a campaign to incite an insurrection by launching strategic attacks that lead to high civilian casualties, bringing Lagoon City to the brink of civil war. On Wale’s long and grueling voyage to stop the CREED, a hero is born. That hero is EXO.
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About the Author
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Roye Okupe is a creative specialist who holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in computer science from The George Washington University. His passion for animation led him to found YouNeek Studios in 2012, an avenue that would allow him pursue his dream of creating a diverse library of superheroes. Under that umbrella, Roye wrote, produced and directed several animated productions including, but not limited to, 2D/3D animated short films, TV commercials, show openers, music videos and much more. These productions have allowed Roye to attain many prestigious recognition’s such as being #5 on Ventures Africa’s list of 40 African innovators to watch (2016) as well as being part of NewAfrican Magazines’ 100 most influential Africans of 2016.
With the superhero genre currently at the height of popularity, Roye has made it a goal to create a connected universe of heroes, with origins from locations that are currently neglected and/or ignored. In August 2015, Roye released his debut graphic novel titled: E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams Part One, a superhero story set in a futuristic Nigeria. E.X.O. was received with critical acclaim and has since been featured on CNN, Forbes, The New York Times, NBC, The Guardian, ABC7, BBC, The Huffington Post, Mashabe and more!