Nnedi Okorafor is collaborating with Marvel for a comic book and we are here for it

She’s living la dolce vita right now

If destiny were a lottery, then Nnedi Okorafor has hit the almighty writer’s jackpot. 2017 is the famed sci-fi writer’s year, from her book getting adapted to the next Game of Thrones style saga (Read the story here) to getting to work with Marvel for a comic set in Lagos.

That’s right.

Marvel. In Lagos.

Can we get a hallelujah?

Nnedi Okorafor will be collaborating with Marvel to write an eight page comic for their upcoming Venomverse collection. The story titled ‘Blessing in disguise’ is set in Lagos with a female lead, Ngozi alongside characters within that particular universe. Spiderman’s symbiote, Venom and other Marvel big shots will be hitting Eko and probably making a mess of Third Mainland Bridge in the process. The comic will be illustrated by Tana Ford, the illustrator behind Marvel’s Silk.

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September is the month to look forward to this year because Nnedi Okorafor is going to be doing justice to showing the Lagos that we know not the one the movies like to throw at us (looking at you, Captain America). Nnedi’s fans are so excited and so are we.

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A journalist by training, Ehimenim is a lover of history, good books and Game of Thrones. For her, the real world is just another Westeros and everyone is a supporting character. Read and repeat is her motto. Give her a wave on Twitter @EAgweh.

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