The Dora Milaje Are Officially Getting Their Own Marvel Spinoff
Dora Milaj warriors enter the world of Spider-Man
Our fierce female warriors from Black Panther, Dora Milaje are getting their own spin-off in Marvel's new comic book Wakanda Forever: The Amazing Spider-Man reports Vogue.
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“Typically when you see them, they’re with T’Challa, representing and protecting him,” Okorafor said. “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 is most known for her work in fiction. Her novels usually center around themes of Afro-futurism and mythology. She enjoyed the challenge of writing the comic and said it was extremely satisfying. Her first book for Marvel was Black Panther: Long Live the King that released a year ago.
“It’s been amazing, and I’ve learned so much along the way,” says Okorafor "Presenting a vision of the African continent through the sci-fi lens felt completely natural. I like to write the future; the Africa I feel can be and the Africa that will be, that has always been my vision, and 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.”
Okorafor said that she also enjoyed the challenge of writing the Dora Milaje characters. She presented them in a way that not only showed their superwomen like powers but also illustrated their eternal struggles.
“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,” said Okorafor. “You feel that you can relate to these characters, and feel they are real, not just iconic, but also human.”