One Marvel Comics character who hasn’t had enough exposure in the comics is Black Panther, but that will be fixed as he’ll get his own series in 2016. While T’Challa has had a memorable role in Hickman’s amazing run on New Avengers, he hasn’t had a solo book for quite a while.
The New York Times announced today that Marvel has hired renowned author Ta-Nehisi Coates to write a new on-going Black Panther series, which will begin with a year-long storyline:
“â€œA Nation Under Our Feet,â€ the yearlong story line written by Mr. Coates and drawn by Brian Stelfreeze, is inspired by the 2003 book of the same title by Steven Hahn. It will find the hero dealing with a violent uprising in his country set off by a superhuman terrorist group called the People. â€œItâ€™s going to be a story that repositions the Black Panther in the minds of readers,â€ Mr. Alonso said. â€œIt really moves him forward.â€”
The new book doesn’t have a set release date, other than “Spring”, which means it’ll likely be in comic stores just in time for T’Challa’s big screen debut in Captain America: Civil War. Hopefully now that he’s part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe we’ll get to see him stick around in comics with his own book as opposed to just being a member of teams as he has been lately.