In the pages of Avengers, writer Jason Aaron assembled a sort of sub-team for team leader Black Panther. This team are the Agents of Wakanda, whose members include Okoye, Wasp, Ka-Zar, Gorilla-Man, Fat Cobra, and Man-Wolf. This team will act sort of like how the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. did, doing more intelligence gathering, ops, and quick response missions. These agents will get their own series with Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda.
Here is how series writer Jim Zub describes the title:
Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda is Kirby-fueled Mission: Impossible in the Marvel Universe. 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.
Zub also talked about what kind of adversaries the agents will face:
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. 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.
Zub will be joined by Lan Medina on art duties. Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda start their mission this September.