Newswire: Marvel wises up, hires Ta-Nehisi Coates to write Black Panther comic

Stelfreeze’s Black Panther #1 cover

When Marvel announced its new line-up of relaunched comics for the start of the “All-New, All-Different Marvel” campaign this October, one character was noticeably absent: Black Panther. The king of the African nation of Wakanda, T’Challa is slated to make his big-screen debut in next year’s Captain America: Civil War, so where was his ongoing title? Earlier today, Marvel announced via The New York Times that Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent for The Atlantic and author of this year’s National Book Award nominee Between The World And Me, would be tackling T’Challa’s story as the writer of next spring’s Black Panther ongoing series, a surprising but very welcome decision considering the publisher’s ongoing problems with creator representation.

With Brian Stelfreeze on art duties, Black Panther has a very exciting creative team, and blending Coates’ politically charged writing with …

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