MTO News has confirmed that Black Panther’s witty younger sister Shuri is getting her own comic book series.
The tech-genius Wakandan (played by Letitia Wright in the movie) will be the star of the spinoff series, which will be launched by Marvel in October of this year.
In the plot Black Panther gets lost while on a mission in space. In his absence, everyone’s looking towards the next in line for the throne of Wakanda, but Shuri is happiest in a lab, surrounded by her gadgets.
“She’d rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them,” according to a Marvel teaser for the pending monthly comics. “But a nation without a leader is a vulnerable one, and Shuri may have to choose between Wakanda’s welfare and her own.”
Nigerian-American afro-futurist writer, Nnedi Okorafor will write a new standalone comic book series about Black Panther's Shuri for Marvel, she announced Thursday afternoon, CNN reported.
Shuri, who most will remember as the tech genius little sister of T'Challa in the Black Panther comics, will take the lead in the new series. The new comic book set will be released in October 2018. With T'Challa in the backseat, the new series will throw Shuri on a demanding course.
The official Marvel Comics synopsis reads "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."