Black Panther returns with John Ridley & Juann Cabal at the helm

A new volume of Marvel Comics’ Black Panther comic book series will begin this August, coming from writer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) and artist Juann Cabal (Guardians of the Galaxy). As reported by the New York Times, Ridley and Cabal plan to tell a “hybrid espionage-superhero thriller” that’s also “a love story.”

“First of all, Black Panther is just a great character in and of himself,” Ridley tells NYT. “But being a young Black kid growing up, every time you saw a hero that looked like you, even if their background didn’t reflect my lived experience, it was just something that made you feel closer to the wish-fulfillment that is intrinsic in graphic novel writing.”

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