SDCC 2016: Black Panther: World of Wakanda by Roxane Gay, Yona Harvey, and Ta-Nehisi Coates

Wakanda, the African country and home of the Black Panther, is the most sophisticated and technologically advanced nation on Earth. Its influence reaches across all of the Marvel Universe, and at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Comics announced an all-new ongoing series devoted to the exploring the people of this fascinating locale with Black Panther: World of Wakanda!

The first arc, co-written by Roxane Gay and the best-selling Black Panther series writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, with artwork by Alitha E. Martinez, will focus on Ayo and Aneka, two members of the Dora Milaje, Black Panther’s elite squad of female bodyguards.

As Black Panther: World of Wakanda continues, each arc will focus on characters from Wakanda, and the surrounding nations, creating a key companion title to Coates’ current Black Panther series.

Additionally, the first issue of Black Panther: World of Wakanda will feature a 10-page backup story co-written by Yona Harvey and Coates with artwork by Afua Richardson. This story will focus on Zenzi, the mysterious and powerful co-leader of The People, the rebel group that is responsible for much of the strife and chaos seen in the current Black Panther series.

On the edge of revolution, the nation of Wakanda stands at a crossroad, defended and challenged by those closest to its heart. Revolution has arrived and change is coming this November!