Marvel has just announced the upcoming release of Shuri #1 by award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor and Eisner-nominated artist Leonardo Romero, that will follow the adventures of the Wakandan Princess.
The world of Wakanda is facing a tragic crisis: Black Panther is lost in space, and everyone is looking at who will step up to lead their country in his absence. But Shuri is happier in a lab than she is on the throne…how does a princess choose between her duties to her country and her own ideals?
“Shuri is an African young woman of genius level intelligence who is obsessed with technology and has traveled spiritually so far into the past that she’s seen Wakanda before it was Wakanda,” Okorafor told Bustle.com in an interview. “The Ancestors call her Ancient Future. And she’s super ambitious. What do I love about her? Alllll that and more. She’s a character in the Marvel Universe who really sings to me.”
This announcement comes as no surprise, as Shuri’s popularity soared during the Black Panther movie release.
Shuri #1 is scheduled to arrive in October.