Award Winning Nnedi Okorafor To Write The ‘Black Panther Comics’ For Marvel Comics

Nnedi Okorafor speaks at TEDGlobal 2017 – Builders, Truth Tellers, Catalysts – August 27-30, 2017, Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

Nigerian-American professor and award-winning science fiction, cyborg & World Fantasy writer, Nnedi Okorafor has landed herself a new deal at the Marvel Comics.

The professor who’s Twitter profile described as: Naijamerican professor, rudimentary cyborg & World Fantasy, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of scifi, magical futurism, juju fantasy & mystical realism, with her core interest in animations and sci-fi has announced that she will be writing a three-issue storyline of Black Panther for Marvel comics.

She shared the poster of the first issue on Twitter and wrote: “I’ll be writing a 3-issue (so far) storyline of Black Panther for @Marvel. Here’s the cover of Issue 1.”

Nnedi, who just releases Akata Warrior, a sequel to her earlier book Akata Witch, announced that she’ll be doing a one-shot issue of her Nigerian superheroine Ngozi (from her Venomverse short “Blessing in Disguise”).

Black Panther: Long Live the King” will be released biweekly as a ComiXology Originals release, starting this December.

Nnedi’s 2010 fantasy novel, ‘Who Fears Death,’ has been optioned by HBO for a TV series to be produced by Game of Thrones creator George Martin.

Nnedi Okorafor and Gorge R.R Martins

The associate professor of creative writing at the University of Buffalo is also creating another Marvel comic series called ‘Blessing in Disguise,’ inspired by the kidnapped Chibok girls.

Congratulations Nnedi! We are rooting for you!


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