Released in 2018, Black Panther has been a worldwide success. It must be said that the film put in the spotlight an almost exclusively black cast, giving rise to the famous adage: “Wakanda Forever”. As a reminder, our hero lives in a wealthy fictional country, located in the south-east of the African continent: Wakanda. By his side, fight a regiment of women with shaved heads, wielding sharp spears: the Dora Milaje, “the beloved”.
If the film is inspired by the famous Amazons of Dahomey to represent them, it omitted the first representations made of them by the Marvel comics. Originally, the allies of the late Chadwick Boseman, honored, did not really look like those armed warriors with shaved heads! Their smooth hair its beginnings will remind us of this iconic scene of Okoye (Danai Gurira), swinging his wig in the face of one of his enemies!
When Black Panther had top models as a bodyguard
In volume 3 # 1 of Black Panther, illustrated by Mark Teixeira, the Oyoke sisters look more like supermodels like Naomi Campbell in her early days. Perched on their high heels, wearing red dresses scarlet putting forward their endless legs, they looked good more slender and sexualized. That said, that didn’t take away from their sentry instincts and combat prowess. It should also be noted that this is their cover, during reconnaissance operations, which they conduct in the United States.
Hence the fact that they had a much more appearance “Afro-American”. In this volume, Okoye and Nakia are presented as the personal bodyguards of T’Challa, alias Black Panther. A bit like one of the first scenes in the film, where the trio land in South Korea. Later, we will find the Amazons of Wakanda a little more similar to those we already know, to finally adopt this costume and these manners that we recognize them so well!
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