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Cultural critic Ta-Nehisi Coates will write a new Black Panther series

In its continued efforts to better represent diversity in America, Marvel has landed some a huge writing talent. According to The New York Times, The Atlantic national correspondent and National Book Award nominee Ta-Nehisi Coates is now officially a comics writer, and is set to write an upcoming Black Panther series starting next spring.

Coates being tapped to pen Black Panther is a massive deal that cannot be understated. His output dissecting and lamenting the state of racism in America is considered essential. Meanwhile, his recently published book Between the World and Me, a powerful letter to his son about the harsh realities facing Black people today, earned him a seat next to preeminent social critic James Baldwin in the eyes of...

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