Eve L. Ewing Becomes The First Female Black Author of the Black Panther Comic Series


Eve L. Ewing is one of the most talented women in the world, an American Sociologist, Poet, Author, Visual Artist, and Professor. But there is another accomplishment to her record, she will be the first Female Black Author of Marvel’s Black Panther Comic Book Series.

That’s right. The news first broke on NBC’s Today Show. Ewing spoke about her upcoming run on the Black Panther, teasing not only an edgy, homespun design for the character, who must find a new way to protect the land he loves.

Black Panther New Design First Look- Chris Allen
Image Credit: Marvel Entertainment

I am so excited for people to see this character design! T’Challa is going to be looking different. It’s much edgier, and kind of homespun. It’s not so sleek and slick. Not giving too much away from the story, he’s trying not to be seen. He’s kind of working incognito, what I can say, honestly, is that we will be seeing Wakanda in a way that we have not seen it ever before.

Working with an artist, it’s just the professional version of the game you play on the bus when you’re 14 or 15, of like, ‘Hey, what would happen if this hero did this, and what if they went here, and if this fight happened, how would it turn out?!’ I just get paid to do that with other nerds. It’s pretty fun!”

Eve L. Ewing, Professor, and Writer

Ewing joins the legacy of other Black Creators such as Reginald Hudlin, Denys Cowan, Dwayne McDuffie, Christopher Priest, Brian Stelfreeze, Evan Narcisse, Nnedi Okorafor, Roxane Gay, John Ridley, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and more. Joining her will be Marvel Stormbreaker, Chris Allen. It will also be accompanied by an All-New Cover by Taurin Clarke. Eve L. Ewing’s run on the Black Panther will begin in June 2023.

Black Panther Issue One Cover(June 2023)-Taurin Clarke
Image Credit: Marvel Entertainment

Black Panther #1

  • Written By: Eve L. Ewing
  • Art by: Chris Allen
  • Cover By: Taurin Clarke

Banished from the throne and a fugitive in his own homelands, T’Challa still can’t leave Wakanda without its sworn protector. A king without a crown, he finds a new purpose lurking in the streets and shadows of the Wakandan city that bears his father’s name, Birnin T’Chaka. New direction, new villains, the new creative team—get in on the ground floor of Marvel’s next smash hit!

Source: Today Show, Marvel Entertainment

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