Marvel Comics and Scholastic have teamed up for a multi-year deal to create middle-grade original prose novels based on Marvel properties.
2020 will see the release of Shuri: A Black Panther Novel, by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone and Avengers Assembly by Preeti Chhibber. The books will be informed by the comics, but won’t be beholden to them.
The synopsis for Shuri: A Black Panther Novel follows:
“Starring one of the most beloved and respected characters in the Marvel Universe, Shuri: A Black Panther Novel follows Shuri as she races against time to rescue the nation of Wakanda. For centuries, the Chieftain of Wakanda (the Black Panther) has gained his powers through the juices of the Heart Shaped Herb, which grows only in Wakanda. Much like Vibranium, the Heart Shaped Herb is essential to the survival and prosperity of Wakanda. But something is wrong. The plants are no longer growing, and their supply is running short. It’s up to Shuri to travel from Wakanda in order to discover what is killing the Herb, and how she can save it.”