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Nnedi Okorafor Is Dropping a 5-Issue Comic Inspired By Legendary Black Knight Antar

Nnedi Okorafor's new comic series "Antar: The Black Knight" drops April 25.

Nnedi Okorafor is seriously unstoppable.


After making her comic book writing debut with the digital-first Black Panther comic series last year, the sci-fi author is once again blessing comic book fans. This time with a new, 5-issue series entitled Antar: The Black Knight.

She announced the news on Twitter yesterday and shared the cover for the first issue, illustrated by Eric Battle.

Antar; The Black Knight is inspired by the legendary Arab poet and warrior whose writings, which pre-date Islam, have survived.

Here's a synopsis via Comics Beat:

Honor through perseverance. Legacy through diversity. IDW is proud to present the epic story of one of history's greatest warriors and finest poets: Antar the Black Knight. A despised camel driver born of an African slave mother and an Arab Noble father, Antar proves that heroes are made by embracing who we are and dreaming about what we can become.

Antar: The Black Knight Is due out on April 25.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Tekno x Mafikizolo, Yaw Tog, Muzi, Seyi Shay x Yemi Alade, M.anifest x Juls and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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