An ongoing Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda title is spinning out of the characters' current actions in Jason Aaron's Avengers series.
Written by Jim Zub with art from Lan Medina, Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda features a cast of Black Panther, Okoye, Gorilla Man, Ka-Zar and Wasp as they "take on threats from across realities."
"Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda is Kirby-fueled Mission: Impossible in the Marvel Universe," Zub told Marvel.com. "It's over-the-top action and unexpected twists with a cast of characters pulled from strange places in the Marvel Comics canon. This is a strike force of misfits and monsters tasked with defending humanity and that gives me the freedom to tell a huge range of stories—serious and sadistic, epic and emotional."
"The initial slate of missions I pitched to editor Wil Moss included some really out-there elements: obscure Marvel creatures, off-the-wall connection points between old and new stories, and brand-new villains I've had jangling around in my mind for quite a while," Zub continued. "The fact that Wil responded enthusiastically to all of it and dared me to up the ante even more got me excited about where we can take this series."
"Around the world, other worlds, other dimensions, cosmic calamities, and unexpected guest stars—sure, why not? I want readers to come to each issue primed for excitement but never quite sure of where we might take things next," the writer concluded.
Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1 is due out in September.