Space Wakanda comes to an end this April with Black Panther #25. This book marks the end of the run by the creative team of New York Times Best-Selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuña. The book took a lengthy hiatus due to COVID-19, and is returning with issue #23 next month.
Today, Marvel revealed the primary and variant covers for the final issue for this creative team, including variants by Sam Spratt and Brian Stelfreeze.
It’s been a unique and exciting run by Coates and Acuña and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how this arc will conclude. Coates will continue to write the consistently excellent Captain America series. Check out the covers and additional details on Black Panther #25 below!
TA-NEHISI COATES’ REVOLUTIONARY BLACK PANTHER RUN COMES TO END
The New York Times Best Selling epic saga reaches its startling conclusion this April
New York, NY— January 19, 2021 — April’s BLACK PANTHER #25 will mark the end of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ redefining work on Black Panther. Featuring art by Daniel Acuña and an epilogue drawn by Brian Stelfreeze, the previously announced issue will bring fans the triumphant end to the acclaimed “Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda” storyline. Since taking over the title in 2016, the National Book Award winner and New York Times Best-Selling author has transformed the Black Panther mythos. Now five years later, he departs, leaving the world of Wakanda forever changed and laying the groundwork for the next bold era of this iconic Marvel hero.
“Ta-Nehisi has come up with a truly special finale here, one that not only wraps up the current story of T’Challa’s attempt to stop Emperor N’Jadaka’s conquest of Wakanda, but also deals with elements that reach all the way back to the beginning of Ta-Nehisi’s run. And to that end, we’re so thrilled to have Brian Stelfreeze, the artist who helped launch this run, return to draw this issue’s epilogue,” said editor Wil Moss. “BLACK PANTHER #25 is an immensely satisfying conclusion, with twists you won’t see coming and repercussions that will be felt for years to come.”
Throughout his run, Coates has taken the Black Panther to hell and back and expanded Wakanda into the distant stars. In his final issue, he’ll bring T’Challa full circle, back to the home he left behind…and the crown he has never fully accepted. The journey will conclude, but the legend remains. Check out extraordinary variant covers by Brian Stelfreeze and renowned illustrator Sam Spratt and don’t miss the close of a historic epoch in comic history when BLACK PANTHER #25 arrives in April! For more information, visit Marvel.com.
Ron is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of POC Culture. He is a big believer in the power and impact of pop culture and the importance of representation in media.