Marvel are rushing back to press a new printing of Reginald Hudlin and Ken Lashley's Black Panther arc "The Deadliest of the Species," but doing so under a new name: Shuri - The Deadliest of the Species.
The publisher sent out a notice to retailers this week of the new printing, with a tight window to place initial orders - they're due by March 12. Subsequent orders can be placed for a chance to get any overprinting Marvel decides to do, but they are aiming to have this rebranded book on shelves by April 4.
Hudlin's larger run was collected back in November for Black Panther by Reginald Hudlin: The Complete Collection Vol. 1.
Here is the Shuri solicitation:
BLACK PANTHER: SHURI - THE DEADLIEST OF THE SPECIES (NEW PRINTING)
WRITTEN BY REGINALD HUDLIN
PENCILED BY KEN LASHLEY
COVER BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
Who is the Black Panther? Under the protection of the Black Panther, the African nation of Wakanda has thrived. But after attending a secretive, mysterious meeting, T’Challa — the current Black Panther and ruler of Wakanda — returns home with severe injuries and locked in a comatose state. Though Wakanda is a powerful nation capable of defending itself, its power comes directly from its leader, the Black Panther — and in the event that T’Challa doesn’t emerge from his coma, a successor must be chosen. For Shuri, younger sister of T’Challa, the time has finally come to take up the mantle. But as she embarks on the dangerous ritual to become the new Black Panther, the stakes have never been higher. An unstoppable force is headed toward Wakanda: Morlun is back, and he’s hungry! Collecting BLACK PANTHER #1-6.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
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