Nnedi Okorafor, Nigerian-American author, will write the spin-off comic series for Black Panther’s sister, Shuri.
The new Marvel series will debut in October and will have its artwork done by Leonardo Romero.
The spin-off will focus on Shuri’s journey after T’Challa(Black Panther) gets lost in space, leaving Wakanda without a king.
Shuri will be forced to choose between the comfort and perks of her gadget-filled lab or lead the people of Wakanda.
💥Announcement: I'm writing Shuri. 🤓
— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) July 17, 2018
“Shuri is an African young woman of genius level intelligence who is obsessed with technology and has traveled spiritually so far into the past that she’s seen Wakanda before it was Wakanda,” the ‘Binti’ author told Bustle.
“The ancestors call her Ancient Future. And she’s super ambitious. What do I love about her? All that and more.
“She’s a character in the Marvel Universe who really sings to me.”
The ‘Black Panther’ movie — directed by Ryan Coogler — was released February 2018, earning more than $1bn from cinemas worldwide.
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