We all fell in love with Shuri during Black Panther and now we get to spend more time with her.
Marvel Comics announced that a new series will focus on Shuri in the wake of the tragedy that is her brother being lost in space (but without the Robinson’s alien robot to protect him). Shuri must lead Wakanda in his absence even though she would rather be in her lab creating better high-tech gadgets that Tony Stark could only dream of.
This is the official synopsis from Marvel.
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.
Afrofuturist author Nnedi Okarafor, the award-winning Nigerian-American writer will be penning Shuri’s story. One of her most acclaimed novels, Who Fears Death is actually on it’s way to becoming an HBO series with George R. R. Martin as an executive producer. She’s also written for the Black Panther storyline before with Black Panther: Long Live the King and Wakanda Forever. While she is excited to have written for the Black Panther series, she’s thrilled to tell Shuri’s story.
“[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…She’s a character in the Marvel Universe who really sings to me.”
Fans will get the chance to learn all about the princess and also discover that the title of princess is going to change.
The series will be released this October with Eisner-nominated artist Leonardo Romero bringing Okrafor’s story to life.
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