The Atlantic writer, Black Panther author, and newly crowned genius Ta-nehisi Coates has been tapped by Marvel to star in a Black Panther recap series. Ta-nehisi is fresh off the release of the current remake of Panther, which has been a commercial and critical success. The first video features him talking about the fictional country Wakanda.
“The monthly series aims to provide a quick catch-up for both meticulous readers and newcomers alike, with Marvel soon set to announce a variety of hip-hop artists that will provide each episode’s soundtrack. The first full episode will serve as an intro to the vast world of Black Panther, hitting just one day ahead of the May 11 release ofBlack Panther #2.”
Known for his authentic and soul-stirring pieces about race in America, Ta-nehisi describes the difference in writing pieces by himself and the process behind the comic.
“Black Panther has been different,” Coates wrote in December. “There’s a lot more collaboration and conversation. Barely three days go by in which I don’t talk to [Black Panther artist Brian Stelfreeze] or my editor, Wilson Moss.”
The first issue of Black Panther has already been published. The second issue is set for release on May 11th.