Ryan Coogler's Black Panther springs into theaters starting on February 16, and the hype machine is now operating on all cylinders for what already is being crowned by some reviewers as the best Marvel movie of all time.
From the character's electrifying beginnings in Fantastic Four #52 in the summer of 1966 to the Wakandan prince's jaw-dropping cinematic debut in Captain America: Civil War, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's T'Challa has never been more popular.
Besides Marvel's mainline Black Panther title written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, one of the dynamic spinoff mini-series showcasing the sleek clawed superhero is Evan Narcisse's Rise of the Black Panther, which chronicles the character's early years.
As part of Black History Month, SYFY WIRE is offering up a spotlight on Narcisse to learn about where the African-American writer read his first comic book, his connection to Power Man, the Falcon, and Iron Fist, forging his own path, and never giving up being a nerd.
Have a listen and tell us if you've got his new Rise of the Black Panther on your pull list!
Additional material by Jeff Spry.