Out of all the series that sprung out of the latest relaunch at Marvel Comics, Black Panther was perhaps the most grand. Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, the series took King T’Challa to the stars with the Kingdom of Wakanda. After a hiatus, the series is returning with Black Panther #23 in February, with artwork by Daniel Acuña and Ryan Bodenheim.
This iteration of Black Panther has T’Challa discovering an alternate Wakanda across the multiverse, ruled differently than his own. The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda will stop at nothing to rule all of the cosmos. After escaping enslavement by the empire, T’Challa joins a rebellion against it. Now he’s finally made his way back to earth, but the twisted reflection of Wakanda is not far behind.
“We’re so excited to bring Black Panther back to the stands, and we thank all our readers for their patience,” said editor Wil Moss. “I promise, these last three issues will be worth the wait — Ta-Nehisi and Daniel have been building to this finale for over two years now, and the ensuing battle between the forces of T’Challa’s Wakanda and Emperor N’Jadaka’s Intergalactic Empire is going to knock your socks off! Just wait’ll you see who shows up to help defend Wakanda…”
Black Panther #23 features a main cover by Acuña and a variant cover by Julian Totino Tedesco. It’s set for release in February 2021.