Character Overview

Gender: Female

Orientation: Lesbian

Publisher: Marvel

Character Type: Primary

Alignment: Good


Character Details

Summary: Aneka was a member of the Dora Milaje, a Wakandan royal guard, and acted as the combat instructor for new warriors. She went on to create the Midnight Angels, alongside her love, Ayo. One of the most popular characters in the franchise, Aneka was also featured in Black Panther: World of Wakanda, written by Roxane Gay.

Database Links: Marvel Wiki, Comic Vine, Gay League

Important Issues: In the second issue of Roxanne Gay's Black Panther: World of Wakanda #2, Ayo shares a kiss with Aneka.

Articles about Aneka

Alitha E. Martinez's visual 'portrayal of Ayo and Aneka's first kiss in #2 highlights the erotic imagery of the moment through an intimate close-up. She refuses to fall into exploitative sensationalism and the traps of fetishism or scopophilia, as sometimes happens with the portrayal of female sexuality, particularly that of queer women and women of color, in comics and media. (Read more)

Maite Urcaregui, "World of Wakanda: Short-lived but powerful tale of fierce, queer love," Women Write About Comics, February 14, 2018.