Nnedi Okorafor has written a new story for DC Comic’s Wonder Woman: Black and Gold, a six-part book series celebrating the legacy of the Amazon Princess, as part of commemoration for the 80th anniversary.
Nnedi Okorafor’s short story, titled “Do No Harm,” appears in the fourth issue that will be published on September 28, 2021. It is illustrated by Jack T. Cole and lettered by Rob Leigh.
Okorafor provided a deeper scoop on Instagram. The story, she says, was one of many projects she worked on during the pandemic. It is her second collaboration with DC, having first worked with the comic giant in 2012.
From an advanced review of “Do No Harm” on Geekdad.com:
“Do No Harm,” by acclaimed novelist Nnedi Okorafor and artist Jack T. Cole, is a short, fast-paced story that manages to absolutely dazzle in only a few pages. A strange, golden nebula has appeared in the sky, and Diana is summoned by Vixen to help her investigate. It turns out to be not a fight but a summit with some very unique aliens. The story is over too quickly and I wanted more, but the art is probably the best in the series so far.
This is DC Comic’s second Wonder Woman collaboration with an African author. Back in 2015, South African author Lauren Beukes gave the Wonder Woman icon an African makeover, setting the story in Soweto and featuring two kid sisters who discover their heroism by embodying the figure of Wonder Woman.
Congratulations to Nnedi Okorafor.