Wakanda’s fiercest warriors, protectors of the King and the kingdom, are ready to head outside Wakanda on a world tour to fight new threats in their very own comic series.
Marvel has announced, that the Dora Milaje will star in a three-part storyline from Black Panther: Long Live The King writer Nnedi Okorafor and Jean Grey artist Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque beginning with Wakanda Forever: Amazing Spider-Man #1 in June. The story finds the Dora Milaje members Okoye, Ayo and Aneka headed to New York when a Wakandan threat comes to the city and leads them to team-up with Peter Parker.
“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,” shared Okorafor. “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.”
The first issue will be followed by Wakanda Forever: X-Men in July and Wakanda Forever: Avengers in August.
“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,” teased series editor Wil Moss. “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 Alburquerque
Cover by Terry Dodson