Shuri, Black Panther’s little sister, is finally getting her time to shine in her own spin-off comic book series! On July 17th Bustle announced that the Marvel Universe Comic world would be releasing a new standalone series that is based entirely on Shuri’s interesting escapades and adventures.
If you’re one of the few people who haven’t seen Black Panther yet (seriously, what are you doing?), Shuri is the daughter of King T’Chaka and Queen Ramonda and the half sister of T’Challa, the Black Panther. She’s also a technology guru and a total genius! In the movie adaptation, her character is played by the gorgeous Guyanese-British actress Letitia Wright who also stars in Avengers: Infinity War and Ready Player One.
According to Bustle, the new series will debut in October 2018 and will concentrate on “Shuri’s journey in the face of a tragic event: Black Panther is lost in a mission in space, leaving Wakandans asking questions about who should lead in his absence”. Spoiler alert: the answer is Shuri, who is the next in line for the Wakandan throne as the little sister of Black Panther. The official synopsis of the comic reads, “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.”