Black Panther

15 Facts You Need to Know About Marvel’s Black Panther

8. Famed American Author Ta-Nehisi Coates Is the Current Series Author

Ta-Nehisi Coates Black Panther

Famed political commentator and Atlantic editor Ta-Nehisi Coates is another author to take the reins of the Black Panther series. Shortly after the publication and bestselling success of Between the World and Me, a James Baldwin-inspired memoir about the struggle for Black freedom in the United States, Coates surprised his high-brow fans when Marvel announced that he would be taking over the Black Panther series.

Coates has been a long-time fan of Marvel comics, and saw fit to mold Black Panther his own way. He crafted a story, called “A Nation Under Our Feet,” that explored what would happen to Wakanda and T’Challa’s uncontested leadership, after a series of defeats on an international scale. Coates’ work on the series proved to be incredibly popular and even earned him a Hugo Award nomination.

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