Black Panther fans are going to have to wait a little while longer to see T’Challa’s next solo adventure. As reported by GamesRadar, Marvel Comics has delayed the new series centered on the Wakandan hero by three months. But rest assured, the series is still coming. It will just require a little patience.
The new title, written by Oscar-winner John Ridley, coming hot off of his Batman run, is now set to arrive on November 3. It had previously been dated for August 4. Black Panther #2 has additionally been dated for December 1. So it will be a winter affair for Ridley’s new run in Wakanda. No reason for the delay was provided.
Ridley’s Black Panther was originally announced in May. Juann Cabal is set to handle art for the book. It will instantly be burdened with high expectations, given what came before. Ta-Nehisi Coates, who began his run with the character in 2016, produced a character-defining arc that spanned multiple years. But all good things must come to an end.
Here is the synopsis for the new Black Panther series.
“In this new ongoing series, secrets from T’Challa’s past have come back to haunt him. Fresh from returning from his adventures in space, Black Panther receives an unexpected and urgent message from a Wakandan secret agent. T’Challa must race the clock not only to save his agent, but also to keep his true agenda under wraps. Because if the truth comes out, it could cost T’Challa everything…”
“First of all, Black Panther is just a great character in and of himself,” Ridley said when the book was announced. “But being a young Black kid growing up, every time you saw a hero that looked like you, even if their background didn’t reflect my lived experience, it was just something that made you feel closer to the wish fulfillment that is intrinsic in graphic novel writing.”
Elsewhere, Marvel Studios recently got production rolling on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The sequel to 2018’s solo flick is once again being directed by Ryan Coogler. Unfortunately, given the untimely passing of Chadwick Boseman last year, it will be without its star. A new character will take up the mantle but it has yet to be announced who that will be. The movie is set to arrive in theaters next summer. Few details have been revealed but it’s believed that Namor will be the villain.
Black Panther #1 hits shelves this November.