Yesterday, Marvel announced its new “fresh start“. The idea of this is to relaunch their books with a specified “jumping on” point for fans.
Unsurprisingly, one of these relaunched books is Black Panther. Partly, it’s due to the movie which has won over hearts and smashed box offices. The other reason is well Black Panther is one of the best comics on the markets. Not only that, but the current iteration has launched off some one-offs and spin-offs.
It’s unsurprising as the writer for the book is Ta-Nehisi Coates, a MacArthur Genius Grant winner and author of Between the World and Me. Coates Black Panther run is one of the best comics in decades. Over his run, Coates has put T’Challa on a political and philosophical journey from a revolution in Wakanda to more.
Coates will return to pen the relaunch and Daniel Acuña will do the art. So where will T’Challa go next? According to Entertainment Weekly, the king will be sent to the far reaches of the multiverse and explore the mystery of the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda.
That’s right: Black Panther is going to space!
In a statement about the relaunch, Coates had this to say: “My first few books were more philosophical, and while that still rings true here, this is a fast-paced, high-octane story. And with Daniel Acuña’s art, I think people are really going to feel the energy and intensity here. I wanted people to feel like this is a really fresh storyline, and I think we succeeded in that. It’s meaty, it’s different, and it’s perfect for new readers just coming to the world of T’Challa and Black Panther.’’
Black Panther #1 will hit stands May 23rd.