The Dora Milaje female warriors who serve and protect the Wakanda kingdom and T’Challa are finally getting a comic book spin-off. Marvel editor Wil Moss announced on Friday that the elite force would appear in a collection of one-shot comics Wakanda Forever.
Okoye, Ayo, Aneka and the Dora Milaje meet the Marvel Universe in WAKANDA FOREVER, a three-part story written by @Nnedi that will run across three one-shots, all sporting covers by @TerryDodsonArt. First is June’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: WAKANDA FOREVER, with art by @ajalburquerque. pic.twitter.com/WVKfkerhnE
— Wil Moss (@Wil_Moss) March 16, 2018
Nnedi Okorafor will write the comics. In an interview with Vogue, Okorafor said of the female protectors, “Typically when you see them, they’re with T’Challa, representing and protecting him. Now you’re going to see the Dora Miljae for the first time as an independent entity; they’re not under the shadow of the throne.”
Alberto Alburquerque will do the art. The comics will follow Okoye, Ayo, Aneka and the Dora Milaje as their stories move through the Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers and X-Men series. The first issue will see the ladies head to New York with Peter Parker to “investigate a threat to national security.”
In a moment Okorafor said was “coming for a long time,” the first issue arrives in June, followed by X-Men: Wakanda Forever in July and Avengers: Wakanda Forever in August.
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