Shuri From 'Black Panther' Getting Her Own Comic Book Series

Shuri from BLACK PANTHER Is Getting Her Very Own Comic

Black Panther's Shuri Gets Her Own Marvel Comic

Whether you were just introduced to T'Challa's younger sister and all-around genius Shuri in the Black Panther movie or you know her from the comic books, there's no doubt you've fallen in love with the character.

What's it called, you ask?

She told the online women's magazine, Bustle, that Shuri was a character in the "Marvel Universe who really sings to me".

Nnedi Okorafor is writing the series and Leonardo Romero in on art.

After Wright's character became such an instant fan favourite in Black Panther, rumours have swirled about Shuri's future in the MCU - with a level of tech knowledge beyond even Tony Stark's, could she eventually become the new Iron Man? As Bustle reported, Okorafor has worked on the Black Panther: Long Live the King and Wakanda Forever series.

In a movie filled with pleasant surprises, Black Panther's Shuri rated near the very top. In Coates' series, T'Challa is now away at the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda and the throne is now empty.

Being the next in line to the throne, Shuri must leave the place she is most comfortable, her laboratory, and help lead her country and protect it from evil.

According to the official Marvel synopsis, "Shuri is happiest in a lab, surrounded by gadgets of her own creation. She'd rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them", reads Marvel's description of the book.

In terms of Wakandan lore, it appears the new series will ask Shuri to step up right as T'Challa steps off, elevating her into the Earthbound leadership role that her big brother leaves vacant while he blasts off to explore the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda. The series is set to debut in October 2018.

So it's no surprise to learn that Marvel is devoting an entirely new comics series to the genius mind behind vibranium's many uses.

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