Black Panther comic writer to take on 'Captain America' next
Coates will be joined on the series by Leinil Yu, a Filipino artist who's worked on a number of different Marvel projects over the past 20 years.
Now the journalist and author has revealed his next project: Captain America. His first issue, Captain America #1, drops on July 4, 2018.
The National Book Award-winning author and MacArthur Genius grant recipient discusses his new Marvel gig published by The Atlantic. He makes it clear he's not leaving Black Panther behind, but the opportunity to also work on Captain America was exciting.
"He is 'a man out of time,' a walking emblem of greatest-generation propaganda brought to life in this splintered postmodern time," Coates writes about Captain America. "Thus, Captain America is not so much tied to America as it is, but to an America of the imagined past."
Coates will be joined on the series by Leinil Yu, a Filipino artist who's worked on a number of different Marvel projects over the past 20 years. He'll be doing the comic's interior panels. Covers, including the one from Issue #1 revealed in the tweet embedded above, will be created by comics legend Alex Ross.
Breaking box-office records and introducing millions around the world to the gleaming Afrofuturistic jewel that is the country of Wakanda, Marvel's Black Panther is already the third-highest grossing Marvel film less than two weeks after release. Originally created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby back in 1966 (King T'Challa debuted in Fantastic Four #52), the king-turned-Avenger marked the first superhero of African descent to appear in either the Marvel or DC comic universe.
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