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Sep 23, 2015 12:04 AM

Best-seller Ta-Nehisi Coates writing comic book series

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) One of the country's top writers about race, Ta-Nehisi Coates, has signed up with Marvel Comics for a Black Panther series.

Coates, whose open letter to his son "Between the World and Me" is a best-seller and National Book Award nominee, is collaborating with artist Brian Stelfreeze on a storyline about revolution, terrorism and heroism inspired by the militant organization founded in the 1960s.

The 39-year-old Coates long has been a fan of comics, often tweeting about them on his popular feed @tanehisicoates. The new, year-long series begins next spring, Marvel announced Tuesday.

In a statement, Marvel editor in chief Axel Alonso praises Coates as a "powerful and singular literary voice" who will tell a story about "the world we have created, and the world we want to live in."


This name of the Marvel Comics series has been corrected to the Black Panther series, not Black Panthers.


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