The Press Release:
This morning, NBC’s TODAY Show revealed the cover and design sheet for the highly anticipated BLACK PANTHER #1. Coming this June, T’Challa returns in the new solo ongoing comic book series by writer Eve L. Ewing (MONICA RAMBEAU: PHOTON, IRONHEART) and Marvel’s Stormbreaker artist Chris Allen.
Banished from the throne and a fugitive in his own homelands, T’Challa still can’t leave Wakanda without its sworn protector. A king without a crown, he finds new purpose lurking the streets and shadows of the Wakandan city that bears his father’s name, BIRNIN T’CHAKA. New direction, new villains, new creative team – get in on the ground floor of Marvel’s next smash hit! Get a first look at the revamped design for T’Challa now.
“I am so excited for people to see this character design! T’Challa is going to be looking really different. It’s much more edgy and kind of homespun. It’s not so sleek and slick. Not giving too much away from the story, he’s trying not to be seen. He’s kind of working incognito,” Ewing told TODAY. “What I can say, honestly, is that we will be seeing Wakanda in a way that we have not seen it ever before.”
Eve’s new ongoing series follows notable flagship Black Panther runs written by legendary authors, most recently including John Ridley, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and many talented writers who have contributed to other Black Panther and Wakanda series including Nnedi Okorafor, Roxane Gay, Yona Harvey, Evan Narcisse, Bryan Edward Hill, Tochi Onyebuchi, Rembert Browne, and more.
Check out Taurin Clarke’s cover and Chris Allen’s design sheet now and pick up BLACK PANTHER #1 when it hits stands this June!
BLACK PANTHER #1: Written by Eve L. Ewing; Art by Chris Allen; Cover by Taurin Clarke
On Sale June 2023
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told that while I really like the character and have for many years, I haven’t been following the comic book adventures over the last few years. I did see “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and after a couple of viewings on the Blu-ray will maintain that its a good but not great film IMHO. I was one of those folks who felt that T’Challa should have been recast but I do understand their respecting the work of Chadwick Boseman and I’ve veered off course. I might purchase the first issue since I am a first issue collector sometimes and if this doesn’t sell out when it hits the racks I should be able to secure a copy. What do you readers think about this comic book announcement? Will you be supporting this new “Black Panther” series? Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time. Please stay safe out there.