Marvel Announces New Black Panther Comic Series from Ta-Nehisi Coates

New Black Panther comic will debut next spring

Just before he makes his big screen debut next summer in Captain America: Civil War, Marvel Comics has announced that Black Panther will be getting his very own comic book series once again. Set to debut next spring, the Black Panther comic will be written by author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates with art by Brian Stelfreeze (Domino).

“It’s going to be a story that repositions the Black Panther in the minds of readers,” Editor Axel Alonso tells The New York Times. “It really moves him forward.”

“I don’t experience the stuff I write about as weighty,” the author of The New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me said. “I feel a strong need to express something. The writing usually lifts the weight. I expect to be doing the same thing for Marvel.”

Coates went on to tell the outlet that despite his affection for Marvel comics since he was a young boy, he didn’t consider his working on the series to be about “trying to please 12-year-old me. He went on to cite Jonathan Hickman’s work with the character in the currently-published Secret Wars as one of his inspirations for his run.

“You don’t come in off the board and come in at that level,” he said of Mr. Hickman’s work. “But it helps to want it to be great. I want to make a great comic. I really, really do.”

You can check out Stelfreeze’s cover art for Black Panther #1 below and read our Origins and Evolutions on the character by clicking here.

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