Marvel’s Black Panther: World of Wakanda has earned a GLAAD Media Award, which recognizes outstanding portrayals of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.
The Black Panther spinoff tells the love story of Ayo and Aneka, two warriors of the Dora Milaje, the all-female force that protects the ruler of Wakanda. Launched in 2016 by writers Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yona Harvey and artists Afua Richardson and Alitha E. Martinez, the series was canceled last year with its sixth issue.
World of Wakanda competed in the Outstanding Comic Book category against Marvel’s America and Iceman, BOOM! Studios’ The Backstagers, Goldie Vance, Lumberjanes and The Woods, DC’s Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, and Black Mask Comics’ Quantum Teens Are Go. The Woods, by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas, won the award in 2017.
The 29th GLAAD Media Awards were held Thursday at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles. Other winners announced during the ceremony were NBC’s This Is Us (Outstanding Drama Series), the “Thanksgiving” episode of Netflix’s Master of None (Outstanding Individual Episode), and Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Outstanding Comedy Series). Brittany Spears was honored with the Vanguard Award.
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