Black Panther’s Dora Milaje are back—and this time it is with their own spin-off!
The fan-favorite female warriors from the blockbuster Marvel film have been reincarnated in their own three-part comic book series written by acclaimed sci-fi writer Nnedi Okorafor.
In Wakanda Forever: The Amazing Spider-Man, Okoye, Ayo, and Aneka will head to New York in an arc that connects them with Spider man’s Peter Parker.
“Typically when you see them, they’re with T’Challa, representing and protecting him,” Okorafor told Vogue. “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.”
Okorafor has already written for Marvel before. Her first comic book for them, Black Panther: Long Live the King, debuted last year. The illustrations for the new comic were done by Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque and Terry Dodson.
“I like to write the future; the Africa I feel can be and the Africa that will be, that has always been my vision,” Okorafor says. “With Wakanda, a place set in the present but with a futuristic outlook, it wasn’t a hard transition—it made a lot of sense.”