Nnedi Okorafor is Penning A Comic About Black Panther’s Sister, Shuri!

While we might have to wait a while before we get to see Shuri on screen again, Marvel has a plan to keep the princess of Wakanda where she belongs—in the spotlight, that is. She’s getting her very own comic!

According to Bustle, there will be a Shuri comic series starting in October of 2018. The story will be written by Nnedi Okorafor, with art by Leonardo Romero. Here is Marvel’s synopsis:

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 story will follow Shuri after her brother T’Challa disappears on a mission, and Wakanda looks to the princess for leadership as their next-in-line to the throne. Okorafor is already familiar with this corner of the Marvel universe, having already written for Black Panther: Long Live the King and the Wakanda Forever series.

For more information on the project, including words from Okorafor herself, head on over to Bustle! Here’s an illustration for the first issue by Romano, recently revealed on Instagram:

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