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Brace yourself, Marvel is launching a Black Panther comic spin-off called Shuri

The new series will be written by award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor

T2 Online Newsdesk 18 July 2018, 4:16 PM
Letitia Wright as Shuri

Letitia Wright as Shuri Image: Facebook

Marvel Entertainment is planning to launch a new comic book series centred around T'Challa's younger sister, Shuri, months after the character became a fan favourite in the movie Black Panther.

According to Bustle, the new series, to be titled Shuri, will be written by award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor, who penned the digital comic series Black Panther: Long Live the King for Marvel, with art by Hawkeye artist Leonardo Romero.

Actor Letitia Wright played Shuri, the tech-savvy and intellectual genius princess of Wakanda, in Black Panther.

"Shuri is an African young woman (sic) of genius-level intelligence who is obsessed with technology and has travelled spiritually so far into the past that she's seen Wakanda before it was Wakanda. The Ancestors call her Ancient Future. And she's super ambitious. What do I love about her? All that and more," said Okorafor.

The series will stem from Ta-Nehisi Coates's Black Panther comic book series, where T'Challa has moved into space to explore the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda, leaving the actual nation without a leader. This leaves Shuri, the next in line to the throne, to step up as the monarch, whether or not she likes it.

Shuri will launch in October.

(With inputs from PTI)

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