At San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Comics announced World Of Wakanda, a new Black Panther monthly title that is not only the first Marvel comic book to be written by a black woman but also the first with explicitly lesbian lead characters. Who are currently causing all sorts of trouble in today's Black Panther comic book.
First appearances for those who care Black Panther Vol 5 #8, and Ultimates Vol 2 #1 while the first Dora Milaje was Black Panther Vol 3 #1.
It's a trend that you may also find elsewhere in Marvel's titles. The "labelless" Angela may have been cancelled but today's Ms Marvel is a little plainer on the nose, with Josh and Zoe having a heart to heart. Josh's situation being exacerbated for being arrested for a crime is is yet to commit – or commit to.
Can we be a little more specific? While Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is less explicit, but does certainly suggest something to her roommate Nancy Whiteheart, which she appears to take… to heart.
Is this the stare at a man who goes there? Or something that may be revisited? Of course, these aren't the lead characters, as Ms Marvel is reminded.. …and they are never safe.
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