Black Panther was the first black superhero to appear in mainstream American comics, introduced in 1966 in an issue of The Fantastic Four. A couple of decades later, a young Ta-Nehisi Coates found escape from the often bleak reality of West Baltimore, immersing himself in the stories of superheroes and finding early influence for his future writing career. Fast forward to 2016, with Ta-Nehisi pairing up with vaunted illustrator Brian Stelfreeze to usher in a new era for the Marvel character. His story A Nation Under Our Feet, was nominated for a Hugo award for Best Graphic Story.

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2016–

Black Panther

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.

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2016–

Black Panther: World of Wakanda

Writer ROXANE GAY (Bad Feminst, Hunger) spins a Wakandan love story – its tenderness matched only by its brutality. You know them now as The Midnight Angels, but in World of Wakanda they are just Ayo and Aneka, young women recruited to become Dora Milaje, an elite task force trained to protect the crown at all costs.

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2017–

Black Panther and the Crew

Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Manifold band together to take on a dangerous wave of street-level threats in this new ongoing series, Black Panther and the Crew, by co-writers Ta-Nehisi Coates (New York Times best-selling author of Between the World and Me and Marvel’s Black Panther) and Yona Harvey (Black Panther: World of Wakanda) and legendary artist Butch Guice!