Marvel’s Black Panther: World of Wakanda comic book series has been canceled after six issues.
The news was made public by former World of Wakanda writer Roxane Gay on her Twitter page. When asked by a fan if she was still writing the series, Gay replied: “Sadly, the series was cancelled but I hope to revisit the characters.”
Sadly, the series was cancelled but I hope to revisit the characters. https://t.co/7kieeBWdQy
— roxane gay (@rgay) June 12, 2017
This is the second Black Panther comic book series to be cancelled in recent weeks, the first being Black Panther and The Crew after just two issues. Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates said earlier this month that low sales were behind Black Panther and The Crew‘s cancellation. Thankfully, the book’s sixth issue will allow Coates and co-writer Yona Harvey the chance to finish the mystery at the heart of the story.
World of Wakanda was applauded when it debuted for being the first Marvel comic book helmed by black women — Gay, Harvey, and illustrators Alitha Martinez and Afua Richardson. Gay was later replaced by Rembert Browne.