Nnedi Okorafor, who describes herself as a “Naijamerican professor, rudimentary cyborg & World Fantasy, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of sci-fi, magical futurism, juju fantasy & mystical realism”, is set to write her first comic for Marvel. And the best part,? It will be set in Lagos, Nigeria.
The comic, called Blessing in Disguise, is set in Lagos; and it features a girl named Ngozi (a name that means Blessing) along with popularly-known Marvel characters: Venom Symbiote, Black Panther, and the Rhino. The comic will be illustrated by Tana Ford.
Venomverse is the successor to the popular Spider-Verse which came out in 2015. It’s based on Eddie Brock, the Venom symbiote from Spiderman, and will include “Venomized” versions of comic book characters like Deadpool and Mary Jane.
The best-selling author of the Binti trilogy made the disclosure via her twitter feed over the weekend.
It features a girl named Ngozi (a name that mens Blessing), the Venom Symbiote, Black Panther, and the Rhino. Wahala ensues.
— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) August 11, 2017
— Quartz Africa (@qzafrica) August 12, 2017
Okorafor’s announcement comes on the heels of a year that has proved to be one of literary success for the author. Just last month, the author made known that her critically acclaimed book “Who fears death” was being developed as a tv series by HBO. She is also on the list of writers for the Star Wars 40th Anniversary Anthology and on the list of speakers at TED Global 2017 in Arusha in the forthcoming weeks.