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Those Badass Warrior Women From 'Black Panther' Are Getting Their Own Comics
1 month ago

CONFESSION: When the Dora Milaje, led by Danai Gurira's Okoye, went into battle to support T'Challa's claim against Killmonger, I immediately started tearing up and basically remained emotional for the rest of the movie. I am not a woman of color, but I am another kind of marginalized woman. I am not claiming the experience of women and femmes of color, yet I empathize with a lack of positive representation of one's community. To see women who are normally relegated to being a storytelling prop kick some ass and save the day in the most honorable and inspiring way in a major studio film was a gasp moment. In fact, when it happened there was an audible gasp from the whole theater. And now the Dora Milaje are getting their very own Marvel Comics spinoff!

The official Marvel Twitter account made the announcement on Friday:

The story is being written by famed sci-fi, fantasy, and mystical realism author Dr. Nnedi Okorafor, who is well known for her novels The Shadow Speaker and Zahrah the Windseeker, among many others.

Needless to say, people were excited:

Many people offered their congratulations:

And some already had hopes for the future of the stories:

From your mouth to God's ears!

H/T: Twitter