Published: Thu, July 19, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Black Panther’s Shuri Gets Her Own Series

Black Panther’s Shuri Gets Her Own Series

While the record setting success of Marvel's Black Panther earlier this year can be attributed to all kinds of Black excellence, no one can deny that T'Challa's wise cracking/genius sister, Shuri (superbly played by Letitia Wright) stole numerous scenes she was in. Shuri is clever, smart, and her scientific knowledge is the greatest in the entire Marvel universe (and she's only a teenager).

Marvel's new comic, titled Shuri, hits shelves in October and comes from Eisner-nominated artist Leonardo Romero and Afrofuturism author Nnedi Okorafor. In Coates' series, T'Challa is now away at the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda and the throne is now empty. As his little sister, and the next in line for the throne, Shuri is pulled from her happy place (her lab full of impossibly genius, high-tech gadgets) and into a much heftier role.

"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".

In both the comics and the film, Shuri is absolutely admirable and a character you can't help but root for. With the series, Marvel Studios will have something to adapt. While we have only begun getting to know Shuri in the MCU, in the comics, she isn't only known for her scientific prowess.

Ms Okorafor explained in an email to Bustle that she loved the character for her ambition and being a young African woman of "genius level intelligence who is obsessed with technology and has travelled spiritually so far into the past that she's seen Wakanda before it was Wakanda".

Now Bustle is reporting that Marvel has made a decision to give Shuri her own standalone series.

According to an official Marvel synopsis as recounted by Bustle, the series will focus on the aftermath of Black Panther's doomed mission in space.

Now we have to patiently wait to see what kind of high notes await Wakanda fans.

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