The Dora Milaje are the definition of #GirlSquadGoals. If Black Panther left you wanting more of this band of certified badass women, rejoice! The group, lead by Okoye (Danai Gurira), will be getting their very own spin-off in an upcoming Marvel comic series.
The group of warriors that protect the throne of Wakanda will be getting their own tale in Wakanda Forever: The Amazing Spider-Man. The story will follow Okoye, Ayo, and Aneka to New York, where they will get to the bottom of a national security threat. During the investigation, they will team up with no one other than Peter Parker aka Spider-Man.
The arc will be a three-issue miniseries written by Nnedi Okorafor, with illustrations by Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque and Terry Dodson. The series on the infamous trio, a fan favorite by many, will show the characters in a brand new light. Okorafor told Vogue, "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."
Okorafor, who is a Hugo and Nebula award-winning author for her fiction, has written science fiction and fantasy works that were inspired by Nigerian folklore. Her first book for Marvel, Black Panther: Long Live the King, debuted last year. "I like to write the future; the Africa I feel can be and the Africa that will be, that has always been my vision," she said to Vogue. "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."