Black Panther’s Shuri Is Getting Her Own Spinoff Comic From Writer Nnedi Okorafor

Letitia Wright as Shuri.

If you can’t wait to see more of Black Panther’s Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’re going to have to wait a while. But if you want to see her on the page, you only have to wait for October. Bustle reports that Marvel Comics will release a spinoff book series focusing on the mind behind the tech in Wakanda, as she struggles to take the reigns of her kingdom after her brother goes missing — in space! The official synopsis provided to Bustle says, “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.”

The comic comes from artist Leonardo Romero and Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor, the latter of which recently had her novel, Who Fears Death, optioned for development by George R.R. Martin and HBO. Okorafor also previously contributed to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s comic Black Panther: Long Live The King as well as the Wakanda Forever series.

Black Panther’s Shuri Is Getting Her Own Spinoff Comic