Black Panther: Shuri Gets Solo Adventure From Marvel

Black Panther's sister Shuri is taking center stage in her own series.

Shuri, the breakout character star from Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Shuri, is poised to get her first solo series this October. Hugo- Nebula- and World Fantasy Award winning writer Nnedi Okorafor, author of BintiBlack Panther: Long Live the King and the Wakanda Forever comics spotlighting the Dora Milaje, is handling writing duties on the book.

“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,” said Okorafor in Bustle. “The Ancestors call her Ancient Future. And she’s super ambitious. What do I love about her? Alllll that and more. She’s a character in the Marvel Universe who really sings to me.”

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Her teammate on art is Leonardo Romero, most recently of Hawkeye and Captain America. This book takes place firmly in the context of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther, with Shuri a technological genius who has traveled back to early Wakanda who takes the throne in T’Challa’s absense while he foments revolution a half a galaxy away.

For more on Shuri’s new book, Wakanda’s new boss, Marvel’s new wave of critically acclaimed non-comics writers, or Black Panther’s new band of space rebels, stick with Den of Geek!

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“Shuri is an African young woman of genius level intelligence who is obsessed with technology and hastraveled spiritually so far into the past thatshe’s seen Wakanda before it was Wakanda,” Okorafor told Bustle in aninterview. “The Ancestors call her Ancient Future. And she’s super ambitious. What do I love about her? Alllll that and more. She’s a character in the Marvel Universe who really singsto me.”