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Preview: Shuri #5

Shuri #5

(W) Nnedi Okorafor (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Sam Spratt
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE TWO BADDEST GAUNTLET-WIELDERS IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE UNITE!

An alien creature has invaded Wakanda! And with her powers strangely malfunctioning and her brother still missing, Shuri is in over her head. Time to call for backup. Enter: Iron Man! But can these two tech geniuses figure out how to de-power an energy-sucking alien before it destroys the entire continent? Don’t miss the end of the first arc – and a dramatic change for the princess of Wakanda!

Shuri #5

Preview: Shuri #4

Shuri #4

(W) Nnedi Okorafor (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Sam Spratt
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99

WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT IN WAKANDA

Shuri’s returned from her space adventure with Rocket and Groot – but she’s brought something back with her. And now, centuries-old music and stories are disappearing across Africa. Something is stealing the continent’s cultural history – and its electrical power. Then, as if the heir to the throne didn’t have enough on her plate, a mysterious envoy arrives, and they’re looking for the Black Panther. Life as the princess of Wakanda just got a lot more complicated!

Shuri #4

Preview: Shuri #2

Shuri #2

(W) Nnedi Okorafor (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Sam Spratt
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

THE SEARCH FOR T’CHALLA BEGINS!
The king of Wakanda has been missing for weeks. Now, his little sister is tired of waiting. It’s time for Shuri – with a little help from Storm of the X-Men – to go save her brother for what must be the millionth time. But Wakanda expects the princess to take the throne – and the Panther mantle – once again. Can Wakanda survive without a Black Panther? Can Shuri?

Review: Shuri #1

The Black Panther has disappeared, lost on a mission in space. And in his absence, everyone’s looking at the next in line for the throne. But 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.

Shuri has always been an interesting character when it comes to Black Panther. Often in the background, she became front and center when she took over the mantle and fronted the series for some time. I remember reading those comics and enjoying them as she found her own path in the role. Then, she sacrificed herself to be rescued by her brother eventually. Now, a spiritual connection between Wakanda’s past and the present the character interestingly dove into the spiritual side of the world of Wakanda.

With the success of Black Panther at the movie screen, Shuri has a following but her on-screen brilliant technologist doesn’t quite mix with her recent depiction as more of a spiritual guide. In Shuri #1 writer Nnedi Okorafor seems to bring those two sides of the character together into a blend. It works to some extent but the character is depicted as one side of that or the other without a good blend of the two.

There’s also the shadow of her brother T’Challa who’s experiencing a change of location and adventures in his own series, Black Panther. This first issue reads more as a companion to that filling in gaps and answering questions that readers of that series might have. Whether on purpose or not, Shuri living in the shadow of her brother is discussed through this first issue and the first issue feels like it lives in the shadow of the other series.

The art by Leonardo Romero with color by Jordie Bellaire and lettering by Joe Sabino is good. There’s some nice moments depicting the high tech feel of Wakanda and there’s more grounded moments like when Shuri’s walking through a market or a secret meeting in a field. It’s a style that I personally am not blown away by but others might. The design of Shuri is interesting in that it seems to mix her most recent more spiritual comic depictions with that of her on screen tipping the hat as to who this comic is aimed towards even more.

The first issue isn’t bad but it feels like it’s in the shadow of Shuri’s older brother T’Challa. Whether on purpose or not much like Shuri itself, it needs to come out of that shadow to stand on its own to succeed. The series as a whole’s success will rely on Okorafor’s ability to do that for the character.

Story: Nnedi Okorafor Art: Leonardo Romero
Color: Jordie Bellaire Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino Cover Art: Sam Spratt
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Shuri #1

Shuri #1

(W) Nnedi Okorafor (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Sam Spratt
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 17, 2018
SRP: $3.99

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE BLACK PANTHER!
The world fell in love with her in the movie. Now, the Black Panther’s techno-genius sister launches her own adventures – written by best-selling Afrofuturist author Nnedi Okorafor and drawn by Eisner-nominated artist Leonardo Romero!

The Black Panther has disappeared, lost on a mission in space. And in his absence, everyone’s looking at the next in line for the throne. But 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.

Nnedi Okorafor and Leonardo Romero Team Up for Shuri #1 this October

All hail Wakanda’s technological genius! Marvel has announced that this fall, award winning author Nnedi Okorafor and Eisner-nominated artist Leonardo Romero will be bringing Shuri #1 to readers everywhere! And revealed for the first time, Marvel is excited to share the dazzling cover to issue #1 by one of industry-acclaimed artist, Sam Spratt, best known for his cover art work on Janelle Monae’s “Electric Lady.”

The world of Wakanda is facing a tragic crisis: Black Panther is lost in space, and everyone is looking at who will step up to lead their country in his absence. But Shuri is happier in a lab than she is on the throne…how does a princess choose between her duties to her country and her own ideals?

Don’t miss all of Shuri’s adventures in Shuri #1, in comic shops this October!

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 Brings the Spider-Family to Marvel NOW!

This November, the Parker family is webslinging and wallcrawling their way into comic shops in the highly anticipated Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1! Legendary Spidey scribe Gerry Conway teams with blockbuster artist Ryan Stegman to bring you the ongoing adventures of Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson and their daughter Annie May!

Life is good for Peter and Mary Jane. Working hard, making ends meet – and oh yeah, keeping the streets of New York City safe with their spider powers! You know, normal family stuff. Be there when being Spider-Man becomes a family affair as Peter, MJ and even Annie swing into action November 9th!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 (SEP160946)
Written by GERRY CONWAY
Art & Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
TOP SECRET ARTIST VARIANT by JOHN ROMITA SR. (AUG168911)
Variant Cover by ADAM KUBERT (SEP160947)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP160949)
Hip-Hop Variant by SAM SPRATT (SEP160948)
Divided We Stand Variant Also Available (SEP160950)
FOC – 10/17/16, On-Sale – 11/09/16

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