BLACK PANTHER Details Including Cover Artist, Debut Date & New Length

'Black Panther #1' variant cover
'Black Panther #1' variant cover
Credit: Marvel Comics
'Black Panther #1' variant cover
'Black Panther #1' variant cover
Credit: Marvel Comics

Marvel has unveiled a new Alex Ross variant cover for Black Panther #1, which has officially been scheduled for April 2016. Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates has stated he has a 12-part opening story planned for the book, and Marvel has confirmed this to be an ongoing series.

“Ta-Nehisi, Brian [Stelfreeze], colorist Laura Martin, letterer Joe Sabino, assistant editor Chris Robinson, and I have been working on this series for months already, so we’re happy to have a launch date as we’re all anxious to start getting this book out in front of people,” said series editor Wil Moss. “We may be biased, but we think it’s something pretty special!

“And what better way to celebrate the launch than with a variant cover by the legendary Alex Ross, sporting a logo designed by Rian Hughes?” Moss continued. “Alex’s art is known for making characters feel ‘real,’ which perfectly fits the tone of this series, as Ta-Nehisi and Brian are presenting a very ‘real’ take on Black Panther and Wakanda, one blended with the epic, unpredictable scope that the Marvel Universe is known for.

“So mark your calendars: King T’Challa returns in April!”

Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS
A new era for the Black Panther starts here!
Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates (“Between the World and Me”) and illustrated by living legend Brian Stelfreeze, “A Nation Under Our Feet” is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther’s struggle to do right by his people as their ruler.
The indomitable will of Wakanda—the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology, and warrior traditions—has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers.
But now the current Black Panther, T’Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called the People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T’Challa knows the country must change to survive—the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

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