A New Black Panther Comic Book Series Launches In August

Written by on May 19, 2021

The Black Panther superhero universe is increasing onto tv screens.

In response to the New York Times, Marvel introduced on Tuesday (Might 18) that the superhero is getting a brand new sequence and a brand new inventive staff in August. It will likely be written by the Oscar successful 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley and drawn by Juann Cabal.

Ridley stated he’s looking forward to the possibility to put in writing the hero. 

“Initially, Black Panther is only a nice character in and of himself,” Ridley stated in a phone interview with the Times. “However being a younger Black child rising up, each time you noticed a hero that seemed such as you, even when their background didn’t mirror my lived expertise, it was simply one thing that made you’re feeling nearer to the want achievement that’s intrinsic in graphic novel writing.”

Within the new story, Black Panther receives an pressing message from a Wakandan operative who’s at risk. “It’s a hybrid espionage-superhero thriller, however at its core, it’s a love story,” Ridley stated. “And I don’t imply simply romantic love, though there’s a few of that as nicely. It’s love between mates.”

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The screenwriter stated he thought of his closest childhood mates “and the ways in which we ran collectively and the way our lives modified over time.”

Ridley additionally informed the Instances he needed to mirror upon the final 12 months. 

“We’re popping out of a summer season the place we noticed Black folks combating for our rights, standing up, combating in ways in which we haven’t needed to do in years,” Ridley stated. “And it was actually vital to me after the 12 months we had the place we will have these conversations with Black folks and we will use phrases like love and caring and hope and remorse and all these actually basic feelings that everyone has.”

Information of the brand new sequence was first reported by comedian e-book web site, Bleeding Cool. Difficulty No. 1 of the brand new sequence will debut with a canopy by Alex Ross. The New York Instances reported that the present Black Panther sequence, which started in 2016 and has been written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, will conclude on Might 26.


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