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Black Panther Once Again Gets Comic Series Thanks to Award-Winning Nigerian-American Author

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Black Panther fans will have a three-issue storyline to tie them over until the film is released next year. (Marvel)

Nigerian author Nnedi Okorafor already has one Marvel series under her belt and now she’s ready to add Black Panther to her roster. Like Roxane Gay and Ta-Nehisi Coates before her, Okorafor will explore the world of Wakanda albeit in a new comic, “Black Panther: Long Live the King.” Debuting Dec. 13, Nerdist reported Tuesday, Oct. 3 the set will follow T’Challa, the leader of the fictional African nation, as he defends the country against a new menace.

“Long Live the King” will continue to grow the world Gay and Coates created before their Black Panther series ended, according to Chip Mosher, head of content and senior director of communications for ComiXology. The cloud-based comics distribution platform will host the series exclusively.

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Okorafor certainly knows she has a lot going on. In addition to the Marvel news, the award-winning writer also released her 12th book, “Akata Warrior,” which is the sequel to her fantasy novel “Akata Witch. Plus, her Star Wars short story, “The Baptist” was released Tuesday.

Fans are particularly eager to get their hands on Okorafor’s Black Panther contribution, which comes ahead of the film of the highly anticipated movie due next year.


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