Marvel announced via Time that a new Black Panther comic, titled Black Panther and The Crew will be an ongoing series. The series is a revival of Christopher Priest’s series, however, there’s going to be a new set of characters with new series.
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yona Harvey will team up to tell the new story featuring: Black Panther, Luke Cage, Misty Knight, Storm, and Manifold. The series will be set in Harlem.
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Coates and Harvey aren’t strangers to the Marvel Comics universe. Coates currently writes Black Panther’s solo run. Also Harvey teamed up with Coates before to work on the spin-off comic series, World of Wakanda, with Roxanne Gray.
Time sat down with Ta-Nehisi about the upcoming series:
Why did you decide to do a spin-off about The Crew?
Coates: Christopher Priest wrote what turned out to be a mini-series that I just adored called The Crew. Black Panther wasn’t in the original Crew, but he was weirdly sort of related because an ancillary character of his series was in the Crew. It was a unique book because the majority of the characters were black. So when I came back to write Black Panther, I read a bunch of Christopher Priest’s stuff, and I wanted to bring it back.
I was going to try to do it with the same members that he had. But it became clear that certain characters would not be available for various reasons. So I decided to think about it in a different way and think about something new.
You can check out the rest of the interview on TIME’s website.
The upcoming series sounds like it will be a great read with some reminiscent elements of Priest’s original run. Are you interested in reading this series?
As always, we’ll continue to update on Black Panther and The Crew and all things Marvel.