Kwezi (Character)

Kwezi (7)

Publisher: Loyiso Mkize Art

Created by: Loyiso Mkize

1st appearance:  Kwezi #1,2014

Nationality: South African

Team Affiliations: Unknown

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 5’7″        Weight: 150 lbs

Eyes: Brown           Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Unknown

Powers: Superhuman Strength,invulnerability, and flight.



Kwezi means ‘star’ in Xhosa and Zulu; an appropriate name for a 19-year-old youngster who discovers that he is gifted with super powers. He starts out as a bit of an anti-hero torn between the temptations of the big city life and staying true to his cultural roots. Like any other kid walking the streets of Johannesburg, Kwezi likes girls and fashion, but his life gets more intricate when he learns that he is different from his peers. The narrative unfolds as Kwezi tries to mediate living large in the city and accepting social responsibility for his powers. With Kwezi, we finally have a South African superhero who deals with local issues and makes references to local jokes and who uses slang that is true to the streets of Johannesburg. Loyiso’s his creator’s hope is that Kwezi will ultimately become a cult figure; a one of a kind superhero that truly represents the youth of South Africa.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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0 thoughts on “Kwezi (Character)

  • October 10, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I love it when characters have a touch of realism to them; Kwezi looks like the kinda guy you’d bump into on the train. Fantastic art!

  • February 9, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Perchance, does anyone here know where one could buy this comic?

    From googling, I’ve found various articles and such and have come away with the knowledge that there are currently 3 issues and a special supplementary story out so far, but other than a link to a free viewing of the 1st issue, no mention as to where exactly these stories could be bought was in sight, or not my sight, anyway.

    I’ve seen other people ask this question, too, but it feels almost telling that they don’t seem to ever be answered, as if they were explicitly ignored. Hopefully, I’ll have better luck here. Thanks in advance you guys! 😀


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