Marvel movies will assist 'Black Panther' readers catch up
Superhero comics are a notoriously troublesome medium for novices to leap into. The place to start? So many are a continuation of lengthy-operating collection, continuously referencing prior occasions or different characters’ books. Marvel’s newest try to unravel the issue is a complementary video collection for the “All-New, All-Totally different” Black Panther line. It is narrated by Ta-Nehisi Coates, the comedian’s new author and a nationwide correspondent for The Atlantic. The primary instalment shall be an introduction to the character, however the plan is for subsequent episodes to behave as “beforehand on” recaps.
It is a recent tackle an issue that has plagued Marvel and DC comics for years. The movies will probably be launched each month and function a trailer for the subsequent situation, teasing what’s to return or unpacking prior occasions. Manufacturing home Bow & Arrow will probably be placing them collectively and plans to function music from a lot of rising hip-hop artists. Coates can be on the core of every episode, nevertheless, explaining his imaginative and prescient for the favored superhero.
The transfer is sensible, given the proliferation of YouTube channels explaining Marvel and DC lore. ComicsExplained, for example, has accrued over half one million subscribers diving into prolific characters, gadgets and storylines. Black Panther is a perfect candidate for Marvel’s new experiment — final month, the primary “All-New, All-Totally different” challenge racked up greater than 330,000 gross sales in its first week. For a graphic novel that is spectacular, and can doubtless enhance now that Captain America: Civil Warfare is in theaters. Black Panther is among the standout characters in that film, giving followers all of the extra cause to start out studying the hero’s counterpart comedian collection.