Author Roxane Gay to write companion series for Marvel’s Black Panther
Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay will be making her comic debut this fall, writing a companion series to Marvel Comics’s popular Black Panther series.
While Gay admitted that it’s “the most bizarre thing I’ve ever done” to the New York Times, she added that she couldn’t pass up the chance to “write black women and queer black women into the Marvel universe.”
The comics giant has been making strides towards diversifying its roster of superheroes, notably with the introduction of Pakistani-American teenager Kamala Khan as the latest Ms. Marvel. Critics have pointed out that movie adaptations featuring Marvel heroes haven’t been keeping up.
Gay’s series, World of Wakanda, slated for a November release, will follow the adventures of Ayo and Aneka, a pair of lovers who leave Black Panther’s all-female security team to create their own force. The story is set in Wakanda, a fictional country in Africa. Continue here.