NYCC ’17: Marvel To Publish Rise Of The Black Panther Ahead Of Film

by Hannah Means Shannon

During New York Comic Con this past week and weekend, Marvel announced another new series as a six issue run that explores the early days of T’Challa and even the reign of T’Chaka, the previous King of Wakanda.

In January 2018, just ahead of the film, Marvel will reveal T’Challa’s journey to become king of Wakanda in a series co-written by Evan Narcisse and Black Panther writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, and illustrated by Paul Renaud. Set in the world of Coates’ Black Panther book, this new series will tell the story of Young T’Challa and his lineage, showing how the world learns about the nation of Wakanda for the first time.

This 6-issue run will also explore the reign of T’Chaka, the king whose death changed Wakanda’s history, and the life of T’Challa’s birth mother, someone T’Challa never had the chance to know. Each issue will feature a painted cover by Black Panther artist Brian Stelfreeze.

RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER #1

Written by EVAN NARCISSE & TA-NEHISI COATES

Art by PAUL RENAUD

Cover art by BRIAN STELFREEZE

Variant cover art by PAUL RENAUD