The Dora Milaje are the personal bodyguards of the Black Panther and the royal family, recruited from every tribe of Wakanda. An ancient tradition originally designed to help keep the peace among the rival tribes, the Dora Milaje used to also be potential wives-in-training for the king, but that aspect has since fallen by the wayside. And now the time has come for the Dora Milajeto perhaps evolve even further…
This comic delves into the wonderful world of Wakanda, which has been brought to life expertedly in Ta-Nehisi Coates’ run on Black Panther. The nation feels like a character in its own right, and that’s when you know things are being done right. This issue focuses on the women of Wakanda, and it gives us a fascinating insight into their tribal and technological ways. It’s definitely an interesting blend, and it works well.
To break up the theme of war, there’s a love affair going on – and it’s forbidden. It’s an exciting plotline, and something we’ve not really seen in comics before. It adds some excitement to an otherwise noble story. There’s no sign of Black PAnther just yet, and we’re glad.
We love T’Challa – we really do – but it’s only right that we see the women who fight for and with him develop. Perhaps we can follow their journey up until the point they join forces with Black Panther.
Black Panther: World of Wakanda is a worthy and insightful spin-off from the successful main comic.