Three Part Story ‘Wakanda Forever’ To Be Written by Nnedi Okorafor
by Hannah Means Shannon
Marvel have announced a new three part series to be written by sci-fi and fantasy author Nnedi Okorafor titled Wakanda Forever. Okorafor worked with Marvel previously in the digital comic series Black Panther: Long Live The King.
The new story will feature art by Alberto Jimenez Alqurquerque (Jean Grey), and it will bring the Dora Milaje “out of their vibranium city and into New York” in the first of a three-part story when a “Wakandan threat falls upon Manhattan”. The first part of the story will appear as Wakanda Forever: Amazing Spider-Man in June, while the rest will continue in Wakanda Forever: X-Men and Wakanda Forever: Avengers in July and August.
I’m super excited about writing this storyline. Powerful disciplined African women with futuristic spears who faced their shortcomings and changed a nation? Oh heck yeah, I’m so there. Fans of the Dora Milaje can look forward to seeing them out in the world beyond T’Challa and the Wakandan throne’s shadow. They’ll get to see the Dora Milaje come into their own, while teaming up with the unexpected.
Series Editor Will Moss explains:
As millions of moviegoers now know (and as comic readers already knew!), the Dora Milaje are the absolute coolest. And the rest of the Marvel Universe is about to learn this too when Okoye, Ayo and Aneka leave Wakanda on an adventure that will see them team up with Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Avengers. Nnedi Okorafor and a talented team of artists will be telling one Dora Milaje story that runs through these three separate WAKANDA FOREVER one-shots. We’re lucky to have Nnedi on board for this — she’s an incredible novelist, and her recent BLACK PANTHER: LONG LIVE THE KING digital series proved that she’s a great comic book writer too. She’s come up with a crazy-tough problem for the Dora Milaje to solve — but if anyone can, it’s these crazy-tough women.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: WAKANDA FOREVER #1
Written by Nnedi Okorafor
Art by Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque
Cover by Terry Dodson