There was a lot of buzz a few months ago when it was announced that esteemed writer Roxane Gay and poet Yona Harvey would be writing World of Wakanda, a spin-off of the Black Panther universe. Both writers were recruited by author Ta-Nehisi Coates, and their hiring partially answered criticism that Marvel had never hired a woman of color as a writer before.
While the addition of Gay and Harvey to the Marvel U is eagerly awaited, it seems that Dwayne McDuffie Award-winning cartoonist Nilah Magruder may beat them to the page…or at least the screen. Magruder has writtenthe digital comic A Year Of Marvels: September Infinite Comic #1 which stars Tippy Toe, Squirrel Girl’s sidekick, and Rocket Racoon in an all cute critter team up drawn by Siya Oum.
In September, TIPPY-TOE is flying SOLO (until Squirrel Girl is done studying)! But when a villain threatens Central Park, she’s gotta call in the big guns. Enormous guns, relatively speaking (because Tippy and ROCKET RACCOON are small)! It’s the team-up — written by Nilah Magruder — you would have demanded if you knew your worth! You’re wonderful, and you deserve beautiful things!