I am Shuri (Shuri #3 Comic Review)

Shuri #3

Groot Boom

Writer: Nnedi Okorafor

Artist: Leonardo Romero

Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino

Color Artist: Jordie Bellaire

Cover Artist: Sam Spratt

Previously on Shuri…

T’Challa and Manifold are still lost in space after Princess Shuri sent them on a mission. After he disappears, a cadre of Wakandan women meet under the leadership of Queen Ramonda to offer the crown and the mantle of Black Panther to Shuri, which she refuses. Shuri is on a mission to find her brother and her love. Next thing you know, the Queen is missing as well. She enlists the help of T’Challa’s main squeeze and mutant goddess Storm and Chief Ikoko.

My Take

 

“Wakanda Four Seconds”

 

“I am Shuri!” I mean, this was a fun issue. Shuri sitting (literally) sitting in the mind of Groot is an immensely interesting concept. She’s in Groot’s body and still manages to utilize her intuitive technical skill. The journey is a tough one to find Shuri’s lost brother and significant other Manifold. There are also relevant complications with the mystic arts Ikoko uses to send Shuri away. She’s nice about it and just says it’s “imprecise.” Unfortunately, She can’t hang out for long as she’s pulled back before they can set out to find T’Challa and Manifold.

 

I have a bad feeling about this…

 

The side story with Okoye provides some nice continued exposition about the Dora Milaje and education as she attempts to find Ramonda. Lost and being lost seems to be a theme in this series/this issue in stark contrast to the bug who knows exactly where it’s going. I am usually not really a fan of bug villains, the fact that it eats energy and music is kind of interesting. Overall, I enjoyed the banter between Rocket and Shuri and I think they make a good team. I am also very relieved that we could understand her in her “I am Shuri” voice. It was a great device to sometimes allow us to fill in the gaps. I wonder what happens next with this Aretha-loving Space lubber. How will our heroes deal with it in the next issue?

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Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones

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I do a few reviews (Black Panther) and I do news. I am a fan of both Marvel and DC heroes, Black Panther, Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Watchmen, to name a few. I also am streamer of a high degree, Netflix, Hulu plus, HBO, & Prime Video occupy a lot of my time when I'm not trying to save world in Education.
Summary
Shuri’s astral form is sent out in the void of space only to find a pair of friends in Groot and Rocket Raccoon. They tangle with a huge bug and Shuri proves her genius transcends her physical form. The journey continues to find T’Challa, Manifold and now Queen Ramonda. Pick up the latest installment of Shuri today!
Good
  • Great partnership between Shuri, Groot, and Rocket
  • Fun and lighthearted
Bad
  • I don't like bugs
8.8
Great
Art - 8
Writing - 9
Plot - 9
Character Development - 9
Fluidity from previous issue - 9
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I do a few reviews (Black Panther) and I do news. I am a fan of both Marvel and DC heroes, Black Panther, Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Watchmen, to name a few. I also am streamer of a high degree, Netflix, Hulu plus, HBO, & Prime Video occupy a lot of my time when I'm not trying to save world in Education.

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