Sci-Fi Author Nnedi Okorafor Joins Marvel to Pen New Black Panther Series

Black Panther: Hail to the King will be a Comixology exclusive starting in December.

We’ve been pretty bummed as the fantastic Black Panther stories written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxanne Gay have come to an end this year, but Marvel is determined not to give us too long of a mourning period. According to the Nerdist, Marvel has hired World Fantasy-, Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning novelist Nnedi Okorafor to write a new series, Black Panther: Hail to the King.

With art and colors by Andre Araujo and Chris O’Halloran Black Panther: Long Live the King will be a biweekly comiXology exclusive, released in December on comiXology and Kindle as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content, which is also available to members through the popular comiXology Unlimited. This story will take place in the expansive world of Wakanda that Coates has built up in his ongoing series, and will follow T’Challa as he desperately tries to defend his home from a terrifying new threat.

Okorafor got her comics try out in last month’s Edge of the Venomverse: War Stories #1, where she introduced Ngozi, a paralyzed teenaged Nigerian “Chibok Girl” who comes into contact with a Venom symbiote and discovers she can walk again.The Chibok girls were 220 schoolgirls abducted by the militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria in 2014.