Ta-Nehisi Coates Begins Running as Writer of 'Black Panther'

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 7:24 PM

Ta-Nehisi Coates, the author of "Between the World and Me," began his eleven issue running as the writer for "Black Panther" latest week.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Begins Running as Writer of 'Black Panther'

One of the most talked about American authors and journalists of the past year is turning a page in his career — and beginning a stint as comedian book writer.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, the author of "Between the World and Me," began his eleven issue running as the writer for "Black Panther" latest week. In an article published in The Atlantic Magazine, Coates discussed what was involved in writing the comedian series.

"Despite the disagreement in fashion and practice of storytelling, my approach to comedian books ultimately differs small from my approach to journalism. In both forms, I'm trying to reply a question," he wrote.

According to Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, it "worked out beautifully" in getting Coates to write for the series.

"When he interviewed one of my editors, Sana Amana, at an Atlantic Talk, we swooped. We reached out to him to look if he'd be interested in writing for us, it just so happened he was," Alonso told NBC News.

Black Panther was the first black superhero in American mainstream comics, having made his debut in one thousand nine hundred sixty-sixth. In the comedian series, he rules the highly advanced and fictional city of Wakanda in Africa through his alter ego of T'Challa.

According to Alonso, Coates' yearlong storyline, drawn by Brian Stelfreeze, is a stand-alone event, "with number other Marvel titles tying into it."

"That said, the new ongoing series -- as well as T'Challa'south role in the upcoming Marvel event, 'Civil War II' -- will position the Panther as a enormous character in the Marvel Universe emotional forward," Alonso continued.

Black Panther is also set to create his film debut in May two thousand sixteen with his featured role in "Captain America: Civil War," where he'll be portrayed by Chadwick Boseman. A standalone film is planned for two thousand eighteen.

The legend line is titled "A Nation Below Our Feet" and is inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name. The legend follows Black Panther as he deals with an uprising in his country set off by a superhuman terrorist grouping called "The People."

Coates was awarded a two thousand fifteen MacArthur Grant for "extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction," as the foundation says in it'south mission statement. His book, "Between the World and Me" was awarded the two thousand fifteen National Book Award for Nonfiction.

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