Words by Shurida Lundi


It seems that the world premiere invitation for Black Panther didn’t get to everyone. Roxane Gay, the writer of the Marvel comic Black Panther: World of Wakanda which was a spin-off series from Black Panther comics, tweeted that she wasn’t invited to the Los Angeles premiere.

She continued her tweets by saying that she was excited about the movie and she can’t wait to see it. Gay was chosen explicitly by author Ta-Nehisi Coates, who successfully relaunched the Black Panther comics. Gay’s series ran for nine months, from November 2016 to August 2017 and discovered the female characters in the African nation of Wakanda, many of them who we get to see in the movie in theaters Feb. 16th.

Roxane is a part of Marvel history as she was the first African-America woman to be a lead writer for a Marvel series. There hasn’t been any comment from Marvel about why Gay wasn’t invited to the star-studded premiere Monday night. Roxane said she left Marvel on good terms, but her feelings were a little hurt that she wasn’t invited to something she was a part of.