Ta-Nehisi N. Coates has paved his way through the literary world and is taking his talents to Marvel.
On Tuesday, it was announced that Coates would be the author of Marvel’s “Black Panther” comic book series. In the story, broke by the New York Times, Coates will be chronicling the saga of T’Challa, “heir to the centuries-old ruling dynasty of the African kingdom Wakanda, and ritual leader of its Panther Clan,” according to Marvel Universe Wiki.
reparations for wakanda. namor owe us. https://t.co/kcqHaOffUb
— Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisicoates) September 22, 2015
Hyped for @tanehisicoates' Between Wakanda and Me. Black Panther going to make Peter Parker cry explaining systematic racism to him.
— Ol' QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) September 22, 2015
Over the last couple of years, Marvel has made strides in diversity when it comes to comics. First they introduced Ms. Marvel, the company’s first Muslim character, Miles Morales, a new Spider-Man whose parents are African American and Puerto Rican and Sam Wilson, a new black Captain America. So it’s now great to see they’re also working on diversity when it comes to the writers.
Coates told the New York Times that becoming a comic book author is a childhood dream come true.