Ta-Nehisi Coates Black Panther Rises This February
The intergalactic empire of Wakanda rises in the latest trailer from Marvel Comics.
The acclaimed Black Panther comic series is ending. Still, the final chapter of the saga looks like it’s going to be unforgettable. Finally, on February 24th, 2021, Black Panther #23 by Ta-Nehisi Coates (writer), Ryan Bodenheim (artist), and Daniel Acuña (artist) hits local comic book shop’s shelves. Marvel Comics recently released a trailer for the final chapter of the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda saga.
The trailer (which you can view in the video above) teases: “Years ago, a new Wakanda was born among the stars, but it has become corrupted by a brutal warlord. This February, the countdown to the conclusion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ epic saga begins with art by Daniel Acuña and Ryan Bodenheim. In this world, Wakandans are forever!”
Who’s Black Panther?
Black Panther has always been more than a superhero. He is a king. He is a champion of the Panther God, Bast. Since his first appearance in 1961’s Fantastic Four #52 by Stan Lee (writer) and Jack Kirby (penciller), T’Challa has put on the Black Panther suit to protect his kingdom – and the world.
However, since Coates took over as a writer in 2016, T’Challa and Wakanda have taken their heroic efforts beyond our world, and explored the stars and the multiverse. In 2018’s Black Panther by Coates, Acuña, Kev Walker, Jen Bartel, and more, Earth’s most technologically advanced nation decided to expand far beyond our atmosphere. And, in doing so, Wakanda rises as a universal power that spans galaxies and empires.
Ta-Nehisi Coates Black Panther #23
Here is the official description of the new arc from Marvel.com:
Deep in space, T’Challa has discovered an alternate Wakandan society. Known as the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda, these ruthless warriors present a dark reflection of T’Challa’s kingdom. Having abandoned their peaceful ways, this powerful empire looks to conquer the cosmos… and Earth’s Wakanda is their next target.
This daring, thought-provoking take on the Black Panther mythology also features surprising developments for supporting characters such as Shuri, Storm, and Black Panther’s greatest foe, Erik Killmonger.
“We’re so excited to bring BLACK PANTHER back to the stands, and we thank all our readers for their patience,” says editor Will 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…”
Additionally, you can take a look at the preview pages released for the upcoming Black Panther #23 below:
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