Wakanda Forever, right? What about the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda?
Continuing the announcements of Marvel “Fresh Starts,” details have been released for May’s Black Panther #1. For those who have been enjoying Ta-Nehisi Coates’ run with the character, the good news is Marvel’s “Fresh Start” doesn’t necessarily mean completely new creative teams. Coates will continue writing the adventures of T’Challa and will be joined by Daniel Acuña on the “new” series.
Black Panther has been busy protecting the nation of Wakanda from outside forces. He’s about to find out there’s more to Wakanda than he realized. As teased in Marvel Legacy #1, an empire has been founded in T’Challa’s name. Black Panther will travel across the Multiverse to find out more about the Empire, alongside readers.
In an interview with Marvel.com, Coates described the new direction for the series.
“Black Panther fans should be excited because this is a true #1. It’s a new story—with connections to the old story—but it’s taking him into a different space…literally. And I think people will be excited about that. Black Panther #1 is a creative challenge for me. 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.”
Whether you’ve been reading Black Panther or are ready to start, the new series will have something for everyone. Black Panther #1 is on sale May 23.