Of the most anticipated superhero comics of this year has to be the upcoming Black Panther: World of Wakanda, which spins out of the ongoing title by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze and brings with it a host of new talent to Marvel.

Although co-written by Coates, it marks the comics debut of celebrated writer Roxane Gay, who alongside artist Alitha E. Martinez is set to tell a story about two of 2016's most popular new characters. Marvel has provided an unlettered preview of the first issue.

The main story features the Midnight Angels, two runaway Wakandan bodyguards who defied the rules to celebrate their love for each other and free their sisters throughout the land. The first issue of Black Panther: World of Wakanda also features a back-up story by Yona Harvey and Afua Richardson, chronicling the origin of emergent villain Zenzi and how she came to be one of the greatest threats to T'Challa's throne.

Check out the preview below:

 

Alitha E. Martinez
Alitha E. Martinez
Afua Richardson
Afua Richardson
Brian Stelfreeze
Natacha Bustos
Khoi Pham
John Tyler Christopher

 

Here's the full solicitation information:

BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #1

(SEP160917)

Written by ROXANE GAY, YONA HARVEY, and TA-NEHISI COATES

Art by ALITHA E. MARTINEZ and AFUA RICHARDSON

Cover by AFUA RICHARDSON

Variant Covers by BRIAN STELFREEZE (SEP160918) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (SEP160919)
Black Panther 50th Anniversary Variant by NATACHA BUSTOS (SEP160921)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP160922)

Hip-Hop Variant by ALITHA E. MARTINEZ (SEP160920)
Divided We Stand Variant by KHOI PHAM (SEP160923)

Blank Variant Also Available (SEP160924)

“YOU DESERVED SO MUCH MORE, LITTLE FLOWER. YOU DESERVED A WAKANDA THAT CHERISHED YOU.”
Writer ROXANE GAY (Bad Feminst, Hunger) spins a Wakandan love story — its tenderness matched only by its brutality. You know them now as The Midnight Angels, but in this story they are just Ayo and Aneka, young women recruited to become Dora Milaje, an elite task force trained to protect the crown at all costs. What happens when your nation needs your hearts and minds, but you already gave them to each other? Illustrated by industry veteran ALITHA E. MARTINEZ (Iron Man, Black Panther).
And in a special backup story, acclaimed poet YONA HARVEY (Hemming the Water) explores the true origins of The People’s mysterious leader Zenzi. Black Panther thinks he knows who Zenzi is and how she got her powers, but he only knows part of the story… Illustrated by rising star AFUA RICHARDSON (Genius).
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

FOC – 10/17/16, On-Sale – 11/09/16