Ridley’s “Black Panther” will probably be drawn by artist Juann Cabal. Cabal’s glorious work will be seen in lots of different Marvel collection, together with “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “X-23,” and “All-New Wolverine.”
The duvet of the run’s first challenge, courtesy of legendary superhero illustrator Alex Ross, has already been launched. The paintings provides some hints as to what we would anticipate from the upcoming story, with acquainted faces resembling Captain America, Captain Marvel, Thor, and Storm making appearances. Spaceships are additionally seen, suggesting interstellar motion past Wakanda’s terrestrial borders.
“It is a hybrid espionage-superhero thriller, however at its core, it is a love story,” Ridley advised The New York Occasions in an interview confirming the undertaking. “And I do not imply simply romantic love, though there’s a few of that as nicely. It is love between pals.”
Ridley additionally spoke about how 2020’s widespread protests in opposition to racial injustice affected him, and the way which may have an effect on the tone of his upcoming collection. “We’re popping out of a summer season the place we noticed Black individuals preventing for our rights, standing up, preventing in ways in which we have not needed to do in years,” Ridley mentioned. “And it was actually vital to me after the 12 months we had the place we will have these conversations with Black individuals and we will use phrases like love and caring and hope and remorse and all these actually basic feelings that everyone has.”
John Ridley’s first “Black Panther” challenge will probably be launched this August.