Roxane Gay will write a 'Black Panther' spin-off comic about the women of Wakanda
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze soon won’t be the only ones making Black Panther comics for Marvel. The duo have layered their take on T’Challa (who made his on-screen debut earlier this year in Captain America: Civil War) with fascinating female characters, from the revolutionary leader Zenzi to the elite bodyguards-turned-starcrossed-lovers Ayo and Aneka. Now those women are getting their own spotlight series this November, co-written by award-winning author Roxane Gay and the poet Yona Harvey, Marvel announced at Comic Con on Friday.
The first issue of Women of Wakanda, which is set to launch this November, will feature two different stories. Gay’s will focus on Ayo and Aneka; co-plotted with Coates, it will come out of Black Panther’s explosive “A Nation Under Our Feet” storyline, which has radically shifted the status quo in Wakanda, the high-tech African country ruled by T’Challa.