Marvel taps Nnedi Okorafor to write Wakanda Forever series starring the Dora Milaje
Nnedi Okorafor and Marvel Comics now have an established working relationship, as they were apparently pleased enough with her work on their Black Panther: Long Live the King collaboration to bring her back to pen Wakanda Forever, a three part arc which features the Dora Milaje.
Following the audience reception of the all female warriors in Marvel‘s unstoppable box office juggernaut, Black Panther, this move makes sense. The series will first appear on newsstands and digital outlets on June 27th, and it features team-ups with Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the X-Men.
Okorafor talked to Vogue and revealed that the comic series represents a chance to break the characters out on their own, removing them from “the shadow of the throne.” Her focus will be on establishing the humanity of the characters and not simply showcasing their strength in combat. The series follows Okoye, Ayo and Aneka as they embark on covert missions to protect Wakanda.
Nnedi Okorafor is the sole writer on the project, with art from Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque and Terry Dodson. In her previous work for Marvel, she followed up on Coates’ main run by tying up the loose ends of Wakanda’s revolution in Long Live the King‘s six issue run.