Black Panther’s Sister is Getting Her Own Comic Series!

Black Panther’s sister, Shuri, is getting her moment in the spotlight this Fall with the release of the Black Panther spin-off series, Shuri


The tech-savvy character has been a favorite character among comic book fans for some time and has become even more popular since the recent adaptation of the series hit the big screen. Fans are bound to be thrilled to see more of her character in action with the release of Shuri. According to Marvel, the series will explore Shuri’s leadership skills when her brother’s absence forces her to take charge and be the leader Wakanda needs. In a press release Marvel wrote:  


Shuri will bring a domestic conflict to the princess’s table — while she is the most at home in her lab, working to keep her country at the forefront of science and technology, Wakanda is missing its leader. Without T’Challa around, Shuri will have to decide if she will forego her own passions in order to stand up for her nation. 



Source: Marvel


The Shuri series will be written by Nnedi Okorafor, a Nigerian-American author of African-based stories spanning Sci-Fi, fantasy, and magical realism genres. Okorafor is no stranger to Wakanda having written Black Panther: Long Live The King, a comic book series published by Marvel.  Okorafor will team up with illustrator Leonardo Romero, an award-winning artist who has previously illustrated Marvel’s Immortal Hulk series.


Okorafor took to Twitter to announce the news this week and, in an interview with Bustle, voiced her excitement of writing about Shuri’s character.


[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.



The Shuri comic book series will debut in October 2018. 


Feature image via Marvel