Whoop! Nnedi Okorafor is writing a comic mini-series about Black Panther’s Dora Milaje warriors
Have you seen the multi-billion dollar movie Black Panther? Did you absolutely love Okoye and the other fierce Dora Milaje warriors? Get ready for even more of that amazingness.
Marvel recently announced that globally renowned author, Nnedi Okorafor will be writing a new comic mini series featuring the bad-ass female warriors starting with the book Wakanda Forever: The Amazing Spider-Man.
Quoted in a statement shared by Marvel, the author says:
“I’m super excited about writing this storyline. Powerful disciplined African women with futuristic spears who faced their shortcomings and changed a nation? Oh heck yeah, I’m so there,” shares Okorafor. “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.”
Nnedi is no stranger to the world of Black Panther: along with artist Andre Araujo, she wrote Black Panther: Long Live the King, a six-issue series in which T’Challa works to rebuild Wakanda after a revolution, and fights to protect its citizens from a monster that threatens it. She is also the author of the acclaimed novel Who Fears Death, and the recently-concluded Binti trilogy, about a young girl who leaves her home village to study at an interstellar school called Oomza Uni.