Ta-Nehisi Coates made a huge splash with Marvel Comics after taking over the recent Black Panther run, reviving a franchise that has renewed interest given America’s political climate of late. The writer is adding to his comic book duties and will reintroduce a Marvel title known as The Crew, which features the Wakandan King and other familiar faces.
Black Panther’s world keeps getting bigger thanks to writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. After taking on the Black Panther series in 2016 and collaborating with writer Roxane Gay and poet Yona Harvey on a spinoff, World of Wakanda, Coates is adding another comic book series: Black Panther & The Crew. It’s a revival of an earlier series by Marvel’s first black editor Christopher Priest but with a new set of characters. Coates will team again with Harvey to tell the story of a team of heroes—Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Manifold—set in Harlem.
In an interview with the magazine, Coates explains that while T’Challa wasn’t in Christopher Priest and Joe Bennett’s2003 version of The Crew, the character plays a larger role in this universe. Coates hinted that elements of what members of the Black Lives Matter movement rally around today will be present in the new title.