writer Roxane Gay made news in comics over the summer when it was announced that she and Black Panther writer Ta-Nehisi Coates would be collaborating on a new Black Panther title called World of Wakanda, making Gay the first black woman to write for Marvel in the publisher’s entire history.
Now we’re getting our first look at the historic book. Gay posted a sneak peek from artist Alitha Martinez to her Twitter today, presumably giving us our first look at the stars of the book, Ayo and Aneka, lovers and former warriors for the Black Panther. Speaking of her decision to write the book, Gay said, “The opportunity to write black women and queer black women into the Marvel universe, there’s no saying no to that.”
You can see the full page below, which has yet to be lettered. The first issue of World of Wakanda is expected to hit shelves in November.
Art by Alitha Martinez