In Marvel’s massively profitable Black Panther movie launched this yr, one of many main surprises was how the superhero’s sister, tech genius Shuri, stole the present. Now, she is getting her personal comic e book series.
Marvel Comics has introduced a spin-off series, to start in October, by which Black Panther is misplaced on a mission to house, and Shuri is seemed upon to step as much as fill the void left by her large brother of their legendary home nation Wakanda.
“The world fell in love with Shuri in the movie. Now, the Black Panther’s techno-genius sister launches her own adventures,” the writer mentioned, confirming information first revealed by information web site Bustle.
British-Guyanese actress Letitia Wright earned reward for her portrayal of Shuri within the smash hit movie, which critics agree was a groundbreaking second for blacks on the silver display.
Shuri comedian e book sequence. Image: Marvel
Whereas Shuri isn’t the primary black heroine within the Marvel universe — Storm, one of many X-Males, has been round for many years — whole books devoted to black feminine characters are uncommon.
Feminine Nigerian-American sci-fi writer Nnedi Okorafor will write Shuri. She is already working for Marvel on its Wakanda Endlessly sequence, which focuses on the Dora Milaje, the all-female particular forces unit within the fictional nation.
In keeping with Field Workplace Mojo, Black Panther has taken in additional than $1.34 billion, making it quantity 9 on the all-time field workplace listing. Avatar is the all-time champion at almost $2.eight billion.