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Marvel Highlights New Dora Milaje Storyline With ‘Wakanda Forever’

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One of the big highlights for many people with the Black Panther movie was the way that the Dora Milaje characters stood out in so many scenes and just made for an even better movie. Marvel’s known that they’d garner attention for awhile as they have a new story focusing on them coming up in June with Amazing Spider-man: Wakanda Forever. This story comes from award-winning science-fiction and fantasy author Nnedi Okorafor with art by Alberto Jimenez Alqurquerque.

While it kicks off in that book, July will see X-Men: Wakanada Forever and then August will have Avengers: Wakanda Forever.

“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.”

“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.”

Plot Concept: The story brings Dora Milaje out of their vibranium city and into New York in the first of a three-part story when a Wakandan threat falls upon Manhattan – and they meet webslinger Peter Parker!

  • Written by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Art by Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque
  • Cover by Terry Dodson
  • On-Sale 6/27/18
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