By Scott C.
Do you want to know more about T’Challa’s past?
Well, Marvel Comics is launching a new limited (four-issues) Black Panther comic book origin series called Marvel Legends: Black Panther this October. This series is by author Tochi Onyebuchi and drawn by illustrator Setor Fiadzigbey.
According to Marvel Comics, the story “Explores the moments that make T’Challa who he is, from his adventurous upbringing to his walkabout as a teen, to when he first invites the Fantastic Four into Wakanda.”
“We meet T’Challa at a very young and impressionable age,” said Onyebuchi. “He’s still figuring out his place in Wakanda as well as Wakanda’s place in the world.” Onyebuchi overall wants to present a deeper look into the character’s family life and how it made him into the man we all know.
The new series will go for a “unique approach to action, art style, and universal storytelling” to capture new and younger fans, to introduce them to the Marvel Universe. Marvel Comics wants to “Expand upon the origin stories of the heroes they know.”
Marvel Comics Senior Editor Lauren Bisom sees the Black Panther character as the “right character” to get things going for the new Marvel Legends series. “T’Challa is such an iconic figure and was one of Marvel’s earliest characters,” states Bisom. “As each chapter unfolds, new pieces of T’Challa’s character will be revealed, and the Black Panther will emerge.”