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Marvel and Def Jam Join Forces for Series of ‘Black Panther’ Short Stories

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ run of Black Panther comics will close with a series of short stories penned by rising Def Jam artists.

Three years and nearly two dozen issues later, Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ take on Black Panther will be coming to end in the months ahead. And while the acclaimed author probably doesn’t need the help, Marvel has teamed with Def Jam for a series of short stories that will be featured in each of the final three issues of Coates’ run.

According to CBR, three rising artists from Def Jam’s roster, Saint Bodhi, Bobby Sessions, and Kaash Paige, will contribute three-page stories, respectively, to the series-closing comics. In the upcoming 23rd issue, Bodhi writes a quick tale about star of the X-Men and one-time queen of Wakanda, Storm. Issue #24 will cap with a story about T’Challa from Sessions. And in the 25th and final issue, Paige will submit a tale about T’Challa’s tech-savvy little sister, Shuri.

Bodhi’s story and the 23rd issue in whole will be printed in Marvel Voices: Legacy #1, a special collection of comics celebrating Black heroes from the comic giant’s archives.

Coates’ take on Black Panther began way back in 2016, following the late Chadwick Boseman’s appearance as the Wakandan king’s in Captain America: Civil War. In the years since the release of its first issue, Coates has written two other extensions on the main series, World of Wakanda (co-authored with Roxanne Gay,) and Black Panther and The Crew (co-authored with Yona Harvey.)

See the cover for the short story in Black Panther #23 below. Hold tight for the issue’s official release on February 24th via Marvel. Pre-order your digital or physical copy today.

Source: Marvel

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