Marvel is releasing a new companion series to Black Panther titled World of Wakanda. What makes this news even sweeter is that the new comic is set to be written by duo Roxane Gay (author, Bad Feminist) and poet Yona Harvey.
In a recent interview with the New York Times, Gay speaks of her excitement for her upcoming assignment: “My agent was not thrilled that I was taking on another project … It’s the most bizarre thing I’ve ever done, and I mean that in the best possible way.” As the first black woman to write a Marvel comic, Gay also discussed the significance of the project: ”The opportunity to write black women and queer black women into the Marvel universe, there’s no saying no to that.”
The all-new story is said to center around the couple Ayo and Aneka, who are both former members of Black Panther’s female security force. World of Wakanda is scheduled to be released in November 2016.