Readers welcome diversity in the Marvel’s team... and the new comic book series, of course.
Black Panther is the oldest Marvel Black character, who has recently regained his leading position among comic book heroes due to the incomparable acting of Chadwick Boseman in ‘Captain America: Civil War’.
Now, when he has once again grabbed the attention of the readers, Marvel announced not just the expansion of Black Panther world with accompanying series called “World of Wakanda” (the release is expected this November), but the expansion of their working team too.
Black Panther author Ta-Nehisi Coates will be accompanied by writer Roxane Gay (the author of a New-York Times best-seller ‘Bad Feminist’) and poet Yona Harvey, who are going to become first Black female writers in the Marvel’s collective.
These outstanding ladies will develop the characters of Ayo and Aneka, a couple being a part of the Black Panther’s female security force.
It was Ta-Nehisi’s decision to add new characters and a female voice to the series. “The women in Black Panther’s life are very, very important,” he noted.
The new authors gladly welcomed their task. “The opportunity to write black women and queer black women into the Marvel universe, there’s no saying no to that,” Roxane Gay told The New York Times.
Nowadays diversity is struggling to make its way into all fields of life. Most teenagers of the time grow reading lots of comic books. So Black Panther and other heroes from his world have all chances of winning the hearts of the youth and sowing the seeds of nobility, fearlessness, and bravery.
We wish Roxanne and Yona the best of luck in making their contribution into Black Pride!
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