Wakanda – the Empire? T’Challa – the Emperor? Black Panther goes in a bold new direction – outer space. Marvel announced a new BLACK PANTHER #1  – the third book in the Fresh Start initiative.

Black Panther #1 courtesy Marvel

The hero’s new direction was teased in MARVEL LEGACY #1. Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuña will launch BLACK PANTHER #1 showing readers the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda.

T’Challa fights to defend Wakanda from alien invaders, rival states and challengers to this throne. Now the royal Avenger discovers a vast galactic empire in his name across the Multiverse.

“Black Panther fans should be excited because this is a true #1. It’s a new story—with connections to the old story—but it’s taking him into a different space…literally. And I think people will be excited about that,” Coates said on “Black Panther #1 is a creative challenge for me. My first few books were more philosophical, and while that still rings true here, this is a fast-paced, high-octane story. And with Daniel Acuña’s art, I think people are really going to feel the energy and intensity here. I wanted people to feel like this is a really fresh storyline, and I think we succeeded in that. It’s meaty, it’s different, and it’s perfect for new readers just coming to the world of T’Challa and Black Panther.’’

BLACK PANTHER #1 arrives May 23.

Black Panther will be on the team of the new AVENGERS #1 by Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness.

By Editor