The Dora Milaje are getting their own series of a sort in June’s Wakanda Forever. The book, just announced by Marvel, will feature Okoye, Ayo and Aneka touring the Marvel Universe in a way: the trio leaves Wakanda for a mission, and they will interact with just about every character in the greater world for a series of one-shots.
The first is out at the end of June, Wakanda Forever: The Amazing Spider-Man.That will be followed up in July with Wakanda Forever: X-Menand in August with Wakanda Forever: Avengers.
Nnedi Okorafor is handling the writing duties on the series. She’s won roughly all of the big sci-fi and fantasy awards for her prose – a Hugo and a Nebula award for Binti, a World Fantasy Award for Who Fears Death –and most recently wrote an arc of Black Panther: Long Live the Kingand a story for Edge of Venomverse. We’re big fans of Okorafor around here, by the way.Joining her on art is Alberto Albuquerque, co-creator of Letter 44.“Fans of the Dora Milaje can look forward to seeing them out in the world beyond T’Challa and the Wakandan throne’s shadow. They’ll get to see the Dora Milaje come into their own, while teaming up with the unexpected,” said Okorafor.
This is not the first time that the Dora Milaje are venturing outside of Wakanda. It is, however, the first book to be advertised on the strength of their appearance in cinemas in Black Panther, where Okoye more or less ran off with the movie. Now all we need is a book where Nakia takes over SHIELD; a TV spinoff of the movie that’s basically This Old Housebut with Shuri and her gadgets; and literally anything Winston Duke wants to make, and we’re in a good place on movie tie ins.
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