Having become a firm fan favourite through her appearance in Black Panther earlier this year, Marvel has announced Shuri will be leading her own comic book series from writer Nnedi Okorafor and artist Leonardo Romero. The series will see Shuri taking on the mantle of Wakanda’s protector while her brother T’Challa travels through the Multiverse in the main Black Panther series. Check out the first issue cover artwork here from artists Carlos Pacheco and Rafael Fonteriz:
“Shuri is an African young woman of genius level intelligence who is obsessed with technology and has traveled spiritually so far into the past that she’s seen Wakanda before it was Wakanda,” Okorafor told Bustle in an interview. “The Ancestors call her Ancient Future. And she’s super ambitious. What do I love about her? Alllll that and more. She’s a character in the Marvel Universe who really sings to me.”
The world of Wakanda is facing a tragic crisis: Black Panther is lost in space, and everyone is looking at who will step up to lead their country in his absence. But Shuri is happier in a lab than she is on the throne…how does a princess choose between her duties to her country and her own ideals?
Shuri #1 will go on sale in October.