Writer Evan Narcisse has taken up the mantle of bringing Marvel's Wakandan Prince to life in the new 6-issue mini-series Rise of the Black Panther. But before the wordsmith ventured into the panels and pages of superhero comics, Narcisse made a living writing about the industry for several media outlets as a critic and journalist.
Delving into the rich history of the character, this new mini-series attempts to piece together the politics and familial bonds that make up the mysterious protector of the African techno-science kingdom, complete with arresting artwork by Paul Renaud.
SYFY WIRE shared a room with Narcisse to hear his take on T'Challa's early years; his turbulent ascent to the throne; the influences of N'Yami, his birth mother, and Ramonda, his stepmother; and the wide range of representational emotions present in Ryan Coogler's Black Panther blockbuster.
Marvel's Rise of the Black Panther #2 was released February 7.