Writer John Ridley‘s Black Panther run, which launched back in 2021, is about to come to an end. Luckily fans of the character won’t have to wait long for the character to headline his own book as Marvel has announced that writer Eve L. Ewing along with Stormbreakers artist Chris Allen, are launching a brand new Black Panther series this June. The teaser cover is drawn by Rahzzah. No other members of the creative team have been announced yet.
Having written various Marvel projects the last few years such as Ironheart, Champions and the most recent Monica Rambeau:Photon miniseries, Ewing told ComicBook.com how meaningful this project is:
“More than anything, I’m bowled over at the opportunity to write such a marquee character. I see it as a big responsibility. Black Panther is a tremendously important legacy character for Marvel fans, but moreover the character has become one of the most important icons in pop culture for people of the African diaspora all over the world. And on a personal note, the title was so indelibly shaped by my friend and mentor, Ta-Nehisi Coates, who is a big part of why I’m even in comics. There are a lot of talented creators working right now and I feel very awed that the editorial team asked me to take this on. It makes me feel really seen as a comics writer, very humbled, and very grateful. It’s a big role for me and I take it extremely seriously.”
She further teased:
“When I had my first conversation with Wil Moss, who edits BLACK PANTHER, and I found out where the [John] Ridley run is going to end, I had to laugh. No spoilers, but the status quo is going to be more than a little disrupted. But I’ve always believed that the fun of writing these characters is not completely ignoring or undoing what your predecessor did, nor is it simply continuing with their story line—it’s taking the reins from the place where they left the story, and accepting the challenge to make it your own. In this case, I can say that I’m extremely geeked about the ways we’re picking up where he leaves off.”
Stay tuned for details and look for Black Panther #1 to launch in June