The new Wakanda series will feature Black Panther’s Killmonger, Shuri, and other casts in this five-issue run that will arrive this October. This comics will be different from the ongoing John Ridley project.
The limited series, written by Stephanie Williams and illustrated by Paco Medina, will bring the limelight to Shuri and other fan-favorite characters. Shuri is the talented and brilliant younger sister of T’Challa, and she will take up the mantle in the next Black Panther movie.
“I’ve been such a huge fan of the Black Panther over the years, especially the evolution and expansion of the women of Wakanda. It’s truly an honor to kick off the new series with the Shuri story I wrote. I hope I can add to her and Wakanda’s already impressive lore,” shared by Williams in a post on Marvel’s website.
Wakanda Series Will Also Include Other Black Panthers
The said issue will also give fans a background look at the previous Black Panthers that came before T’Challa. Every issue of the Wakanda series will feature a backup story called “History of the Black Panthers.” This will be written by Evan Narcisse and illustrated by Natacha Bustos.
“I’ve been a fan of the charm and scale of Natacha Bustos’ work for a long time and am thrilled to collaborate with her on a new look at Wakanda’s history. The tale we’re telling will give readers a deeper look at how the Black Panthers of the past led the Unconquered Realm to glory and left a wondrous legacy that Emperor T’Challa still embodies,” said Narcisse via Marvel.
The current Black Panther issue started in 2021, and on its seventh issue, the story follows T-Challa as he has been accused of treason and no longer holds his majestic title. The ex-leader has now been exiled, yet some of his allies have come to his aid. T’Challa’s former friend, Akili, has taken over the command of Hatut Zeraze, an underground Wakandan police legion that has been used for despicable crimes.