Caribbean-born ‘Black Panther’ stars enjoying the comic book and action figure pluses of the hit Hollywood movie


A report by Jared McCallister for the New York Daily News.

The positive after-shocks of the blockbuster “Black Panther” film continue for the characters played by Caribbean-born stars Letitia Wright of Guyana and Winston Duke of Tobago.

For Wright’s “Shuri,” there’s a solo comic book in her future. And Duke is looking forward to Marvel action figure for his “M’Baku” character.

Shuri — the inventive, technologically savvy sister of King T’Challa, the Black Panther — will be the star of her own comic, starting in October, according to Marvel.


Already popular in Black Panther comic books, Shuri lived up to her fame and gained millions of new fans through Wright’s outstanding portrayal of the high-tech, scientific genius.


Marvel says that noted Afrofuturist author Nnedi Okorafor and artists Leonardo Romero and Sam Spratt will create Shuri’s solo comic.


Last week on Twitter, Duke revealed a future honor – an action figure – for his M’Baku character, the powerful leader of the Jabari Tribe in “Black Panther’s” fictional African country, Wakanda.


“Best action figure I ever seen haha! #mbaku,” he tweeted, hinting that the M’Baku character is joining the Marvel Legends Series of action figures.

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