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Coming soon to bookstores – THE WAKANDA FILES

Coming soon to a bookstore near you is a book that we at The Convention Collective are looking forward to. THE WAKANDA FILES: A TECHNOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF THE AVENGERS AND BEYOND is “a collection of papers, articles, blueprints, and notes amassed throughout history by Wakanda’s War Dogs” that is organized by type of study.

The book is an official book from Marvel and is an in-world book from the MCU, and has pages that have a printed layer of UV ink which is only visible with the Kimoyo bead–shaped UV light that comes with the book.

Our own Darren Shulman will be reviewing the book by Troy Benjamin in its entirety, and he says “While this book is named the Wakanda files, it goes beyond the world of Black Panther to encompass characters and events from across the marvel cinematic universe. This isn’t a story or comic, but rather a collection of ‘files’ and dictated notes from Shuri. As such, it is basically an encyclopedia of the marvel universe organized under the framework of a sourcebook of Shuri’s intelligence files. It’s a fun resource for fans of the Marvel movies, and a way to fill holes in movie knowledge for people who haven’t seen all of them.”

Look for it on book shelves on October 20th, 2020 and look for our full review soon.

Full press release is below.


By Troy Benjamin | Now Available October 20, 2020

An in-world book from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Wakanda Files—compiled by request of Shuri (Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War) as part of her quest to improve the future for all people—is a collection of papers, articles, blueprints, and notes amassed throughout history by Wakanda’s War Dogs. In a nod to Wakandan technology, the pages of the book have a printed layer of UV ink with content that is visible only under the accompanying Kimoyo bead–shaped UV light.

Within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Wakanda has been on the forefront of what is technologically possible. Their ability to stay ahead of the rest of the world is second only to their ability to keep themselves hidden. As the architect behind many of Wakanda’s great advancements, Shuri is constantly seeking ways to improve what has come before. To aid in her search, she researches the past for context, reference, and inspiration by compiling The Wakanda Files.

Organized into areas of study, including human enhancement, transportation, weapons, artificial intelligence, and more, The Wakanda Files trace the world’s technological achievements from the era of Howard Stark and early Hydra studies to modern discoveries in quantum tunneling and nanotechnology. Weaving together the stories, personalities, and technology that are the fabric of the MCU, The Wakanda Files offers insight into the enhancements, power, and technology behind Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Stark Industries, Hydra, and much more.


About the author

Troy Benjamin is a Los Angeles–based book and comic book author who has written exhaustive fan-centric publications including the Haynes Ghostbusters Ectomobile Owner’s Workshop ManualMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Declassified book series, How to Paint Characters the Marvel Studios Way, and has been a contributor to the official Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Hardcover w/plastic slipcase • 160 pages • $60.00 USD, $80.00 CAN • ISBN: 978-0-7603-6544-1

EPIC INK, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group


© 2020 MARVEL

Dan Berry
Dan Berry
Dan Berry is a man of mystery, an enigma that flits from convention to convention like a spectre, like a spirit. His interests range far and wide: he cannot be determined, he cannot be defined, he cannot be contained. He's like the wind. He also is a Sagittarius and enjoys a nice Italian.

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