Marvel Comics is always smart about flooding the market with plenty of product involving its latest cinematic stars. With Black Panther coming to theaters in February, Marvel announced a new digital comic series Black Panther: Long Live The King.
The six-issue bi-weekly series comiXology exclusive will be written by Nnedi Okorafor (Binti, Who Fears Death) and drawn by Andre Araujo (Spidey, The Wicked + Divine).
Here’s the synopsis:
A perfect entry point for new fans and longtime readers alike, Black Panther: Long Live The King is an adventure set in the world of landmark Black Panther run and told in the Mighty Marvel Manner! As the Black Panther and an Avenger, T’Challa has had to save the world time and again – but those duties pale in comparison to his responsibilities as king of Wakanda. As the nation rebuilds in the wake of revolution, T’Challa finds his people besieged by a massive monster tearing through the country, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake!
‘I had a lot of questions about Wakanda, so I brought the lens deep into it,’ Nnedi Okorafor said in a statement. ‘You’ll see the Black Panther interacting with tech-hacking village kids, vibranium-affected wildlife, and off-grid communities in Wakanda known as mute zones. Not only is this a deeply personal story about T’Challa, you’ll also see a side of the African country of Wakanda that no one’s seen before. Oh, and there’s a mysterious monster in the countryside causing problems for everyone.’
Marvel is smartly setting this story in the continuity established in Ta-Nehisi Coates’ run so readers should probably expect some familiar characters.
Want to check out more Black Panther? Check out comiXology and Kindle, which continues to receive exclusive digital content for subscribers. Other comiXology series include The Immortal Iron Fists, Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe and an upcoming Avengers title.
Black Panther is on sale now for $2.99.