"The brand new series will be available in October 2018 and will focus on Shuri's journey in the face of a tragic event: Black Panther is lost in a mission in space, leaving Wakandans asking questions about who should lead in his absence. As his little sister, and the next in line for the throne, Shuri is pulled from her happy place (her lab full of impossibly genius, high-tech gadgets) and into a much heftier role. According to the official Marvel synopsis, "Shuri is happiest in a lab, surrounded by gadgets of her own creation. She’d rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them. But a nation without a leader is a vulnerable one — and Shuri may have to choose between Wakanda’s welfare and her own."
This compelling battle within the self and the impossible question of duty over passion will come to life in the new series thanks to artist Leonardo Romero and Afrofuturist author @nnediokorafor.
Okorafor is an award-winning Nigerian-American writer, known for her work across the sci-fi genre. Okorafor has already contributed to the Black Panther storyline with her issues of Black Panther: Long Live The King, and her continuing work on the Wakanda Forever series, which follows the Dora Milaje as they team up with other heroes from the Marvel Universe."
"[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 Ancestors call her Ancient Future. And she's super ambitious. What do I love about her? Alllll that and more," Okorafor tells Bustle.
Now, fans will have the chance to spend more quality time with the strong-willed character in the comics, and hopefully be inspired by her ingenuity and strength. Or, as Okorafor suggests, readers just might rethink the monarchical term that Wakanda's resident super-genius just happens to bear: "Don't let the title of 'princess' fool you," she warns." (@bustle
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