Writer ROXANE GAY (Bad Feminst, Hunger) spins a Wakandan love story – its tenderness matched only by its brutality. You know them now as The Midnight Angels, but in this story they are just Ayo and Aneka, young women recruited to become Dora Milaje, an elite task force trained to protect the crown at all costs. What happens when your nation needs your hearts and minds, but you already gave them to each other? Illustrated by industry veteran ALITHA E. MARTINEZ (Iron Man, Black Panther).
In a special backup story, acclaimed poet YONA HARVEY (Hemming the Water) explores the true origins of The People’s mysterious leader Zenzi. Black Panther thinks he knows who Zenzi is and how she got her powers, but he only knows part of the story. Illustrated by AFUA RICHARDSON (All Star Batman, Genius).
Layout done on Bristol,
Mechanical Pencil and felt tip pen
Meet Team Wakanda
Roxane Gay and Yona Harvey are the 1st African American Female writers to create for Marvel. Meet the team who created this historical book.
She co-created the Batgirl villain Knightfall in Batgirl #10 (August 2012). She helped create the artwork, including cover art, for the special commemorative issue of Riverdale by Archie Comics.
What They’re Saying
“Ayo and Aneka...Their story has been one of the most compelling things about Black Panther”SyFy Wire
“Having such a diverse group of creators, particularly women, comes at an important time”The New York Times
“"World Of Wakanda, has proven to be an even more dynamic, compelling read that not enough people are talking about."”The AV Club
“This was an excellent creative team to give justice to the women of Wakanda and they have crafted something important in the context of comic and society”Comixocity
“A strong accompaniment to one of the most engrossing runs on "Black Panther"”Multivercity Comics