Behind the Panel: Evan Narcisse on Black Panther and writing comic books

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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 step-mother, 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.

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