Shuri #1

Writer: Nnedi Okorafor Artist: Leonardo Romero Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 21
8.3Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

The world fell in love with her in the movie. Now, the Black Panther's techno-genius sister launches her own adventures - written by best-selling Afrofuturist author Nnedi Okorafor and drawn by Eisner-nominated artist Leonardo Romero!
The Black Panther has disappeared, lost on a mission in space. And in his absence, everyone's looking at the next in line for the throne. But Shuri is happiest in a lab, surrounded by gadgets of her own creation. She'd rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them. But a nation without a leader is a vulnerable one - and Shuri may have to choose between W more

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 18, 2018

    With a great script, amazing art and an interesting hero, Shuri is one title worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Ronnie Gorham Oct 18, 2018

    In SHURI #1, Black Panther has disappeared, lost on a mission in space. And in his absence, everyone's looking at the next in line for the throne. But Shuri is happiest in a lab, surrounded by gadgets of her own creation. Will she look within to see her true potential? Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Word Of The Nerd - Pierre Brown Oct 18, 2018

    The first issue of Marvel's Shuri is more than worth the hype it has gathered. I look forward to the future Okorafor and Romero have in store for the titular character. Fans of Roxane Gay's touch on the world of Black Panther will certainly enjoy this title and I am in deep need for Issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - E.A. Sofia Oct 20, 2018

    I really hope that this series continues, because there's so much potential for further development here, in ways that promise to be enjoyable and center a fascinating character. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 17, 2018

    Probably the biggest success of this issue is how it proves Shuri is a unique character well worth a longstanding series. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Oct 18, 2018

    This series is off to a fantastic start. Shuri is such a great character, that it was about time she not only got her own book but one that is vital and important along with being a work of art. That's what 'Shuri' #1 is and it's a comic not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Oct 18, 2018

    What I hope to see more of in future issues is the relationship Shuri has with her inventions. We all hear about vibranium's flexibility but it almost feels like a Krabby Patty secret formula. We know what it is capable of but exactly what is happening? A great insight for future readers to have is to understand the limitations that Shuri faces in the creation of said inventions. Granted this super genius grew and will continue to grow, but with new ideas come walls. Not only will this introduction help us better understand the barriers our Black Panther faced to get here, but what she will continue to face as time goes on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 17, 2018

    Romero's art in this issue is really good. There are some great visual moments in this issue and the art does a great job of conveying the character's emotions. Can't wait to see where this story goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    On Comics Ground - Aaron Jones Oct 19, 2018

    What the game's been missing is more Shuri. Okorafor is bridging the historical comic Shuri with Coogler and Wright's portrayal of her in the recent film. The genius tech, priestess, warrior sister of T'Challa shoots T'Challa and Manifold into space to launch a new Wakandan space program only for them to lose contact after 2 weeks. What will Shuri do next when Wakanda is looking for a leader to fill the gap of T'Challa's absence? Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 17, 2018

    Shuri #1 was a pleasant surprise for me. I picked up this book looking for a new reason to jump back into this corner of the world, and was not let down one bit. Sometimes you will worry when the reason is because the success of a film. Fortunately this was not the case with Shuri. This is a creative team that cares about this character and the world she lives in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Oct 17, 2018

    Shuri #1 is a good start for this new series. Nnedi Okorafor understands that she is writing for two overlapping audiences, and does a great job in welcoming both. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Oct 22, 2018

    "Shuri" gets off to a strong start placing itself within the context of the larger Marvel U and the more personal, setting up a strong character story to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 17, 2018

    Wherever it goes in its quest to define a rising star, the skill and strength of this team is enough to make it worth discovering issue by issue as Shuri continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Oct 25, 2018

    A solid first issue with great promise for the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 17, 2018

    The first issue isn't bad but it feels like it's in the shadow of Shuri's older brother T'Challa. Whether on purpose or not much like Shuri itself, it needs to come out of that shadow to stand on its own to succeed. The series as a whole's success will rely on Okorafor's ability to do that for the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 17, 2018

    Despite its flaws, Shuri #1 is an enjoyable spotlight for T'Challa's sister. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Oct 17, 2018

    Shuri #1 is a character study rather than a fight-fest or a twisty thrill-ride. Though understandable, the absence of dramatic action is still sorely felt. This issue's personalized world-building sets up plenty of promising dominoes for the future, but Shuri's story is just barely getting started. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Oct 17, 2018

    I really, really wanted to love this comic and share it's greatness with the world. But, in the end, it was underwhelming and didn't live up to its potential" at least for now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Nicole Drum Jul 24, 2019

    While #10 wraps things up in a terribly convenient bow, it does so in a way that offers a strong sense of hope, empowerment, and sets the stage for a very promising future for the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GTMedia Reviews Oct 19, 2018

    Shuri #1 Review

    •Nnedi Okorafor (Author) • Leonardo Romero (Pencils)
    • Sam Spratt (Cover Artist) • Jordie Bellaire (Colorist)
    • Publisher (Marvel Comics)

    I often get asked why I don't review many Marvel comics. The main reason is that after reading a book from Marvel I usually feel mildly entertained, meh, or ripped off. Shuri #1 falls squarely in the Meh/Ripped off category.

    It's not the worst comic I've read this year (Borderlands) but I feel that the series should have been released either as a graphic novel or given a double sized first issue to flesh out more of the story. 

    The basic premise of the comic is that Black Panther has gone on a mission in space and more

  • 7.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    I was expecting this to be worse, but mostly it was good!

  • 7.5
    Titanium Oct 19, 2018

    I like where they are going with this, but rubbish art.

  • 7.5

    Shockingly not bad. I was turned off by her being the worst character to ever appear on film, but she is far less obnoxious here and aside from a few obvious social agendas, it isn't a bad start and shows promise.

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  • 7.0
    Psycamorean Oct 18, 2018

    I was expecting this to be a lot worse, given the fact that it probably only exists because of the success of the Black Panther film (Same with the upcoming Killmonger mini) and that this writer has been hit and miss for me. But this was alright. It gave us some much needed context for the Black Panther run and it didn't overwhelm us with dense Wakandan culture like Coates' earlier Black Panther runs. This fit really well within the Marvel universe, despite what I mentioned above.

  • 7.0
    Full Spread Oct 18, 2018

    Shuri cements itself as far more than another D-list series. In fact, it's essential Black Panther reading. The exposition heavy dialog is balanced out by the assured pacing.

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  • 7.0
    Gizmo Oct 22, 2018

    The first issue holds promise, the artwork works well in most panels but often falls short at conveying emotions. When the line work is this simplified, there is no room for error. Shuri's character is very well done, striking a balance between the wise woman established in Coates's run and the tech head from the Black Panther film.

  • 6.5
    bleep_blorp_bloop Oct 17, 2018

    Meh, synergy heavy story. GREAT art, though.

  • 6.5
    SloboSOY Oct 19, 2018

    I didn't attend to take it. When I see the sneak peek, I was a little harsh with the layout & arts. But I wanted to give it a try.
    This wasn't bad for me that have not much knowledge of the previous version of Shuri. I see all what they take to the one of the movie.
    It wasn't bad, even if this one don't give much (No action at all). There was even some poetic moments & I like the humor.
    But I wanted a little more than that.

    Cover - The skotty young one. Fun & related 1.5/2
    Writing - Maybe too canny. 1.5/3
    Arts - Not what I like. But I think he do a great job on his layout & panel with many background. I like the way flashback are more simple with only one color. 2.5/3
    Feeling - Mixed. I will take the more

  • 4.0
    Briton Oct 19, 2018

    I'll be amazed if this series makes double figures. Rubbish art too.

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    Pantheon36 Nov 14, 2018

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  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
    StanielK Oct 29, 2018

  • 7.0
    BproofX Oct 18, 2018

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Oct 22, 2018

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU May 2, 2019

  • 6.0
    KillianH Oct 17, 2018

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