Marvel reveals the cover of Black Panther #1

The king is back. Not that you should have doubted his presence for a second, but T’Challa will indeed be back as the Black Panther in Marvel Comics’ Fresh Start era.

All hail

A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T’Challa has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed…

Across the vast Multiverse lies an empire founded in T’Challa’s name. Readers caught a glimpse of it in MARVEL LEGACY #1. Now find out the truth behind the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda!

Ta-Nehisi Coates welcomes aboard fan-favorite artist Daniel Acuña for a Black Panther story unlike any other!

Okay, that’s insanity. And I also kind of like it. The direction that this book is heading in seems like it’ll take the Panther into some places that he definitely hasn’t been before. As any fan will tell you, inserting a classic hero into a new situation is a solid way of keeping them fresh and interesting. Well, if it works that is.

In this case, I have a feeling it will. The cosmic wing of the Marvel U is a tried and true backdrop for stories after all. So it seems like dropping the Panther (and Wakandan lore) into it could result in something very cool indeed.

Stay tuned folks, Black Panther #1 (with the primary Legacy numbering intact) lands on the racks on May 23rd.

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