Black Panther has a long, rich history, and there's a long list of writers who have taken the character to new heights, including Don McGregor, Christopher Priest, Reggie Hudlin, and Ta-Nehisi Coates. The latest is Evan Narcisse, who tackles the Black Panther origin story in the six-issue miniseries, Rise of Black Panther.
Early issues expanded our experience with T'Challa's birthmother N'Yami, who died during her delivery, and Ramonda, his stepmother and biological mother of his sister Shuri. From there, Narcisse wanted to explore where the politics of Black Panther come together with T'Challa’s sense of family.
SYFY WIRE spoke with Narcisse about Rise of Black Panther, the upcoming Marvel Studios film, and how Wakanda is a symbol of "unbroken history" in both film and comic book form. Check out the video interview below and let us know what you think.
Additional content by Ernie Estrella.