Coates & Stelfreeze's "Black Panther" Will Rise in April 2016

Tue, December 15th, 2015 at 1:22pm PST | Updated: December 15th, 2015 at 1:33pm

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Meagan Damore, Assistant Editor

In the solicitation for the first issue of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze's much-anticipated "Black Panther" series, T'Challa must face a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. The solicit also reveals the issue will bow in April 2016.

"Ta-Nehisi, Brian, colorist Laura Martin, letterer Joe Sabino, assistant editor Chris Robinson, and I have been working on this series for months already, so we’re happy to have a launch date as we’re all anxious to start getting this book out in front of people,” series editor Wil Moss told "We may be biased, but we think it's something pretty special!"

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"Black Panther" #1 regular cover by Brian Stelfreeze (left); variant by Alex Ross (right)

Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS
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A new era for the Black Panther starts here!

Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates ("Between the World and Me") and illustrated by living legend Brian Stelfreeze, "A Nation Under Our Feet" is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther’s struggle to do right by his people as their ruler.

The indomitable will of Wakanda -- the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology, and warrior traditions -- has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers.

But now the current Black Panther, T'Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called the People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T'Challa knows the country must change to survive -- the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?

"Black Panther" #1 is scheduled to arrive at retailers in April 2016.

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