One of the highlights of the 2018 Superhero American movie, Black Panther is the Dora Milaje. The Dora Milaje are an all-female military group that protects the King and the nation of Wakanda. They are devoted warriors and a force to be reckoned with.
Interestingly, three of these female soldiers who played major roles will be starring in new comics, written by Nigerian-American writer of fantasy and science fiction, Nnedi Okorafor.
This comic will shed light on the heroes who have become fan favorites.
The first part will be “Amazing Spiderman: Wakanda Forever #1”, followed by “X-Men: Wakanda Forever #1” and finally “Avengers: Wakanda Forever #1.”
In a chat with Vogue, Nnedi speaks on the series
On how she portrayed the women soldiers
Typically when you see them, they’re with T’Challa, representing and protecting him. Now you’re going to see the Dora Miljae for the first time as an independent entity; they’re not under the shadow of the throne. I’m always interested in a challenge, so writing a narrative where it doesn’t feel heavy-handed but I can develop the characters through little subtle things [creates] my favorite moments. You feel that you can relate to these characters, and feel they are real, not just iconic, but also human.
On writing the series
It’s been amazing, and I’ve learned so much along the way. I like to write the future; the Africa I feel can be and the Africa that will be, that has always been my vision. With Wakanda, a place set in the present but with a futuristic outlook, it wasn’t a hard transition—it made a lot of sense.
On the comics becoming a televised series or another major motion picture
This moment has been coming for a long time. People have craved these types of characters for a while, and I don’t think that craving is going to pass; it’s something that is here to stay.