The Dora Milaje Are Getting Their Own Spin-Off Penned by Nnedi Okorafor and We're Here For It
The first of the three-part story drops this June.
The Dora Milaje, Wakanda's fierce, all-women army who stole the show in Black Panther, are finally getting the storyline they deserve in Marvel's universe.
Vogue reports that Wakanda Forever: The Amazing Spider-Man is a three-part comic and will be written by sci-fi and fantasy author extraordinaire, Nnedi Okorafor. In the storyline, we'll see Okoye, Ayo and Aneka venture to New York to investigate a national security threat, linking up with Spider-Man in the process.
Well, the cat's out of the bag now. 😊!! Glad I don't have to politely smile and say "Maybe" when people ask me if I… https://t.co/gthIqypWV7— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi Okorafor, PhD)1521211841.0
"Typically when you see them, they're with T'Challa, representing and protecting him," Okorafor tells 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."
While in conversation with Vogue, Okorafor expresses how satisfying stepping into comic book writing has been, as she especially takes the challenge to show the humanity of the warriors seriously.
"I'm always interested in a challenge, so writing a narrative where it doesn't feel heavy-handed but I can develop the characters through little subtle things [creates] my favorite moments," Okorafor says. "You feel that you can relate to these characters, and feel they are real, not just iconic, but also human."
Along with Okorafor's words, the illustrations for Wakanda Forever are by Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque and Terry Dodson. The first issue lands this June.