Marvel to relaunch Black Panther in May

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From https://www.cbr.com/black-panther-marvel-comics-relaunch/
 
Following Tuesday’s news of a “fresh start” that will revitalize its entire superhero line, Marvel Comics has announced it will relaunch Black Panther in May.
 
Acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates will remain on the title, joined by new artist Daniel Acuña for Black Panther #1, which begins a storyline teased last year in the Marvel Legacy #1 one-shot: the founding of the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda.
 
“I can’t emphasize enough how clean of an entry point this is for new readers. Readers are going to be learning about this mysterious ‘Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda’ right alongside T’Challa, so everyone is going to be on the same page,” editor Wil Moss said in a statement provided to Newsarama. “And, oh, man, is Daniel Acuña delivering the goods! He ‘gets’ the character of Black Panther like no other, and his designs for the Intergalactic Empire are … well, they’re out of this world!”
 
Black Panther joins the previously announced relaunches of Avengers, by Jason Aaron and Ed MGuinness, and Venom, by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, in Marvel’s “fresh start” initiative.
 
“I can say, walking through these halls, I have never seem more enthusiasm and more excitement for where Marvel Comics is going this year, Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski said in a video announcing the linewide relaunch. “Not since Marvel NOW! have we have we had such an overarching, linewide change of talent on the Marvel Comics line.”
 
An award-winning journalist and author, Coates began writing Black Panther in April 2016, with the series’ previous relaunch. Elements of his run with artist Brian Stelfreeze served as inspiration for director Ryan Coogler’s blockbuster film.
 
Black Panther #1, by Coates and Acuña, goes on sale May 23 from Marvel Comics.
 

Same writer, same results. No thanks.

Kinda worrisome about the new Marvel relaunch when the second writer that is announced attached to a comic is as controversial as Ta-Nehisi Coates. This just gives the impression they understand there is a problem but will change nothing and instead only just give the impression they are changing. The first writer announced is Dan Slott going from Spider-Man to Iron Man.

Vindell - 

Kinda worrisome about the new Marvel relaunch when the second writer that is announced attached to a comic is as controversial as Ta-Nehisi Coates. This just gives the impression they understand there is a problem but will change nothing and instead only just give the impression they are changing. The first writer announced is Dan Slott going from Spider-Man to Iron Man.



I totally get where you are coming from. I honestly don't know why folks buy Slott or Coates.

paw - 
Vindell - 

Kinda worrisome about the new Marvel relaunch when the second writer that is announced attached to a comic is as controversial as Ta-Nehisi Coates. This just gives the impression they understand there is a problem but will change nothing and instead only just give the impression they are changing. The first writer announced is Dan Slott going from Spider-Man to Iron Man.



I totally get where you are coming from. I honestly don't know why folks buy Slott or Coates.


I bought BP for awhile, was hoping Coates would have a good take on the character. And he did have a good take on BP himself, an interesting moral question about can a good man also be a king. The problem was he was entirely unwilling to let anyone in Wakanda not be noble, brilliant, brave, strong and just. Every Wakandan was basically the SAME person.

BigWilliam - 
paw - 
Vindell - 

Kinda worrisome about the new Marvel relaunch when the second writer that is announced attached to a comic is as controversial as Ta-Nehisi Coates. This just gives the impression they understand there is a problem but will change nothing and instead only just give the impression they are changing. The first writer announced is Dan Slott going from Spider-Man to Iron Man.



I totally get where you are coming from. I honestly don't know why folks buy Slott or Coates.


I bought BP for awhile, was hoping Coates would have a good take on the character. And he did have a good take on BP himself, an interesting moral question about can a good man also be a king. The problem was he was entirely unwilling to let anyone in Wakanda not be noble, brilliant, brave, strong and just. Every Wakandan was basically the SAME person.


That's a pretty fair point.

It feels like now, the entire point of switching the numbering for Legacy, was to be able to have signature numbers hit. Thor 700, Peter Parker Spiderman 300, Avengers 700, Deadpool 300, Iron Man 600, Moon Knight 200, Venom 150, Daredevil 600, Captain America 700, etc.

Now that most of them are hitting those highlights so they can do huge amounts of variants they are looking to switching some back to regular volume numbering along with new classic numbering for collectors.

It's a really, really weak argument. We knew the current writers/artists wouldn't stay on forever, just start a new storyline with new contributers.