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Nnedi Okorafor Is Launching a New Comic About 'African and Alien Immigrants' Living In Brooklyn

"LaGuardia" is the celebrated author's new original comic, set in her "Binti" trilogy universe.

Nnedi Okorafor is on a roll. Just last month, the celebrated Nigerian author released the final issue of her thrilling Dora Milaje spin-off, and now the writer has announced a new original comic series that's coming our way this December.

The Who Fears Death author shared the news of her upcoming sci-fi series on, LaGuardia, on Twitter, detailing that the comic will also take place within the Binti Universe."It's about African and alien immigrants in a Brooklyn apartment building called New Hope."

READ: In Conversation: Nnedi Okorafor on Venom, George R.R. Martin and Why Artists Can't Have Mentors


Here's a full synopsis of the project, via Dark Horse Comics:

Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling an illegal alien plant named "Letme Live" through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport's customs and security, she arrives at her grandmother's tenement, the New Hope Apartments in the South Bronx.

There, she and Letme become part of a growing population of mostly African and shape-shifting alien immigrants, battling against interrogation, discrimination and travel bans, as they try to make it in a new land. But, as the birth of her child nears, future begins to change. What dark secret is she hiding?

The series will be illustrated by Tana Ford.

Last year, it was announced that Okorafor's Who Fears Death, will be adapted into an HBO Series, produced by Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin, who Okorafor attended the Emmys with on Monday.

It looks like we have a wealth of sci-fi greatness to look forward to. LaGuardia hits shelves December 15.


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