Straight from CBR:
Marvel has announced that Black Panther breakout character and Wakandan princess Shuri is starring in her own Marvel series this October. Appropriately titled Shuri, the upcoming comic book series is written by Nnedi Okorafor with art by Leonardo Romero. The debut issue will get a variant cover by artists Carlos Pacheco and Rafael Fonteriz and colorist Laura Martin.
The new series sees Shuri stepping up to lead Wakanda after her older brother, T’Challa, is lost in the multiverse as seen in the pages of the new Black Panther relaunch by writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Daniel Acuña.
Sounds good thus far…
“Shuri is happiest in a lab, surrounded by gadgets of her own creation. She’d rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them. But a nation without a leader is a vulnerable one — and Shuri may have to choose between Wakanda’s welfare and her own.”
It should be noted this is a soft reboot of the character as she has NEVER been portrayed before the movie as a genius level intellect. She was always the more reckless and uncompromising of the two black Panthers who would do just about anything to safeguard her people. I will be checking this out and welcome the soft reboot as hopefully it brings in some fans from the movies into the series….since every series of Black Panther has always ended in cancellation. Whatever sells more books I guess!
Shuri was first created in the pages of 2005’s Black Panther #2 by Hudlin and artist John Romita, Jr.
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