Ta-Nehisi Coates to Pen Black Panther Comic
He’s a blast from the past. Black Panther, the first black superhero in mainstream comics, was introduced in 1966, joining The Avengers two years later, but he’ll soon make his silver screen debut in Captain America: Civil War. That was exciting enough for Marvel fans before Coates — renowned essayist on race and author of Between the World and Me — was tapped to write a new comic series for the character. Both the comics and movie go live next spring, ahead of a solo Black Panther flick in 2018.