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Comic Review: Shuri – The Search for Black Panther

Hey all, Dani here.

I feel like this weekend is going by too quickly, which makes sense because I had to work yesterday. Hopefully I can have a nice relaxing day of reading tomorrow though, because I feel like I’m not reading as much so far this month.

Anyway, I have been reading quite a few graphic novels this month, which is fun, so today I want to talk about one of my recent reads. Let’s start the review.


Book Details

Writer: Nnedi Okorafor

Illustrator: Leonardo Romero

Color Artist: Jordie Bellaire


The world fell in love with her in Marvel’s Black Panther. Now, T’Challa’s techno-genius sister launches her own adventures — written by best-selling Afrofuturist author Nnedi Okorafor and drawn by Eisner Award-nominated artist Leonardo Romero! T’Challa has disappeared, and everyone is looking at the next in line for the throne. Wakanda expects Shuri to take on the mantle of Black Panther once more and lead their great nation — but she’s happiest in a lab, surrounded by her own inventions. She’d rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them down! So it’s time for Shuri to go rescue her brother yet again — with a little help from Storm, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, of course! But when her outer-space adventure puts the entire cultural history of her continent at risk from an energy-sapping alien threat, can Shuri and Iron Man save Africa?

Collects: Shuri #1-5

My Thoughts

Rating: 4 stars

It doesn’t seem to matter if a comic is the first in a series, because it will always continue a story from some other series, so there’s always this period where you don’t quite understand what is going on. Such is the case with this volume, but I still think enough can be understood if you just start here like I did.

Shuri is a cool character. Sure, I didn’t really know anything about her before the MCU’s movie came out, but she very quickly became one of my favorites. So finding out that she was going to be the star of her own series was really cool. She’s still smart and fierce. And once again she has to figure out what has happened to her brother.

Oh, and Shuri has some interesting conversations with her ancestors, who call her Ancient Future. And Shuri can also fly, which gives her even more awesomeness than just her amazing smarts.

There are also appearances in this volume from Storm, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Tony Stark. It is so much easier to have team ups, guest appearances, and crossovers in this format, so I really like it.

I think this starts some pretty intriguing storylines, so I’m looking forward to the upcoming release of the second volume in this series.

Where to Get a Copy

You can buy your own copy from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local independent bookstore.

You can also check with your local library to borrow a copy.

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