Black Panther's sister Shuri, Gets Own Marvel Spin-Off Comic Book

posted by @ShayDiddy - 

Maybe it's just me, but i cannot recall another comic book that has the lead character being a black woman! Not to mention representing a young, extremely gifted and intelligent black woman in comics is amazing! I'm excited for this one!

Via BBC

Marvel has announced a new comic book series about Black Panther's sister, Shuri, a scientific genius and princess of the mythical nation of Wakanda.

It debuts in October and will be written by author Nnedi Okorafor and artwork by Leonardo Romero.

The series follows her as she takes the reins after her brother and titular hero, T'Challa, disappears into space.

The Black Panther movie was a huge success this year and was hailed for having a largely black cast.

Shuri's sarcasm and high-tech inventions made her one of the main new characters in the film.

"While she [Shuri] is the most at home in her lab, working to keep her country at the forefront of science and technology, Wakanda is missing its leader," Marvel wrote in a press statement about the new series.

"Without T'Challa around, Shuri will have to decide if she will forego her own passions in order to stand up for her nation."

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