Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Petula Neale as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.

If there’s a comic character that’s evolved a lot over the past 15 years since their creation, it is most definitely Shuri. Introduced in Black Panter #2 of Reginald Hudlin’s famous run on the book, Shuri has had quite a journey. The sister of T’Challa has gone from supportive sibling to the Black Panther herself to one of the smartest minds in the Marvel Universe. It makes perfect sense that she got her own comic!

Written by Afrofuturist author Nnedi Okorafor with artwork by former Hawkeye: Kate Bishop artist Leanardo Romero, Shuri takes center stage as the new protector of Wakanda. Her brother (the Black Panther) and her boyfriend (Manifold) have disappeared during a mission in space! Shuri tries to find them while still holding down the fort. It’s never easy to be Shuri, that’s for sure.

Join Andrew and Petula as they look back at the first five issues of the Shuri series. There’s also talk about how Storm’s emotions effect the weather and how white jumpsuits are never a good idea for a super villain costume. Looking at you Moses Magnum on that last one! It’s all in a half hour’s work for Back Issue Bloodbath. Enjoy.

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