“Black Panther #1 drove new fans into stores across the county, topping the sales charts and selling out in two days,” says Editor In Chief Axel Alonso. “This series of videos will direct even more eyes toward the most discussed comic book series – and character – of the year.”
Marvel comics is introducing the Black Panther to a new generation of fans with the new spotlight video series. It’s timed with Black Panther on the big screen in the Captain America: Civil War (out Thursday, May 5th) where a lot of people might not know the guy in the all black body suit!
Marvel is showing comic book love as they prepare for his breakout movie in a few years with this tie in with the characters best selling comic book series. This video series merges animation, comic book, narration and commentary for a immersion into his world. It’s a great addition for old fans as well as new that don’t know his backstory.
If you haven’t had a chance to grab Black Panther #1 by The Atlantic national correspondent and National Book Award winner, Ta-Nehisi Coates, accompanied with outstanding art by Brian Stelfreeze that debuted as the best-selling comic for the month of April. Head to your local comic book shop and grab one! It looks gorgeous and is a stunning story for a character that had been put on a back burner by fans who forgot how cool the Black Panther is!
“After decades of great work done on Black Panther — everyone from Reginald Hudlin to Don McGregor to Christopher Priest — it really is an honor to be writing King T’Challa,” says Coates. “Add to that the masterful performance by Chadwick Boseman as the ruler of Wakanda and it really feels like this is Black Panther’s time.”
Once you pick up your copy watch the new video produced by Bow & Arrow and bookmark the page for a monthly release. These new bold hip-hop driven animated videos will present not only Black Panther but his kingdom of Wakanda and his place in the Marvel Universe. It’s time for an all new audience to know this hero who has an origin story unlike any other. The iconic visuals of his costume as well as the vistas of his village looking over his people has always struck a cord within my heart.
So I am very happy that every month fans can enjoy a new “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet” video that will coincide with the latest issue of Marvel Comics’ Black Panther. The “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet” videos will introduce new and old fans to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther series with commentary from Mr. Coates, motion graphics and a entrancing hip-hop score from some of the world’s largest hip-hop acts.
The addition of this video series with a hip hop feel .. hmmm would Marvel’s Super Hero T’Challa, the Black Panther be a hip-hop guy or more jazz with sharp edges .. I’ll let you be the judge of that after watching the series and getting a feel for the character but to me he’s Miles Davis a cool cat who walks his own path in dark smokey rooms!
You can Watch “Black Panther 101” now!
What did you think of the video? Did you love the music, style of the animation and story? Leave a comment below on rather you are looking forward to issue #2 of Black Panther!