BLACK PANTHER 'Year One' Style Title Launches In JANUARY

Rise of the Black Panther #1
Credit: Brian Stelfreeze (Marvel Comics)
Credit: Brian Stelfreeze (Marvel Comics)

Updated October 4, 2017 at 7:02 p.m. ET: Following the initial announcement of this series, Marvel has released more information about the book. Black Panther's Ta-Nehisi Coates will be co-writing the book with newcomer Evan Narcisse, and it will be drawn by Paul Renaud. The series will run six issues.

Original Story: A third Black Panther title is launching in January 2018 - a 'Year One' style look at T'Challa titled Rise of the Black Panther. io9 journalist Evan Narcisse is writing the title after being recruited by Black Panther writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. The artist and length of the series have not been named.

Credit: Paul Renaud (Marvel Comics)

"[This] is essentially the story of T’Challa’s first year as king, where he makes the decision to end centuries of secrecy and let the world know about Wakanda," Narcisse told io9. "It’s a choice that angers many in Wakanda and attracts the attention of the global community on Earth-616."

Narcisse is consulting with Coates to make sure this new title fits the story going forward in the primary Black Panther title, but is writing it on his own.

"Most of the major plot beats are coming from me. Once we all agreed on the shape of the story arc, I’ve been in constant contact with Ta-Nehisi about ways for this series to reflect who T’Challa is in the present day," said Narcisse. "There’s a bit of thematic irony here because Ta-Nehisi’s first story arc involved an instance of change where he represented the historical status quo. In Rise of the Black Panther, he’s the one rebelling against what’s always been done. He goes from being a rebel of sorts to being the establishment."

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