Following the Black Panther Process on Marvel Video

When it was first announced that the Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates would be taking over the Black Panther series, there was a deluge of interest. Further fueling that fire was the fact that Coates was documenting his process of developing the series via a blog kept on the Atlantic.com.

And then, the first issue dropped, and we lost our minds. Literally, everyone who read the book enjoyed it. Marvel anticipated how well it would be received, printed a shit-ton, and the first printing still sold out, prompting a second print

Riding the wave of goodwill, Marvel has provided its fans with a series of videos featuring the cultivation process of the book with Coates and artist Brian Stelfreeze. 

Marvel Comics is proud to present an unprecedented approach in introducing the world to Marvel Comics and the next great breakout Marvel Super Hero – the Black Panther. Masterfully merging animated comics with in-depth narration and commentary, this fresh new video series is designed to present a whole new audience to the world of Black Panther timed with his cinematic debut in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” and bolstered by the character’s best-selling comic book series.

Black Panther #1, written by The Atlantic national correspondent and National Book Award winner, Ta-Nehisi Coates, accompanied with outstanding art by Brian Stelfreeze, garnered international buzz and attention upon the announcement of this series in 2015 and debuted as the best-selling comic for the month of April. Marvel continues the excitement surrounding Marvel’s celebrated Super Hero T’Challa, the Black Panther, through a groundbreaking hip-hop inspired video series.

Working with production house, Bow & Arrow, Marvel will be releasing a series of bold hip-hop driven animated videos devoted to presenting Black Panther, his kingdom of Wakanda, and the Marvel Universe to an all-new audience poised to embrace this powerhouse of an icon.

“Black Panther #1 drove new fans into stores across the county, topping the sales charts and selling out in two days,” says Editor In Chief Axel Alonso. “This series of videos will direct even more eyes toward the most discussed comic book series – and character – of the year.”
— Marvel Entertainment

This is yet another incredible move from Marvel shining a spotlight on a well-deserving series, and it's something that we will be following as the videos are released. 

And here is the first episode, "Black Panther 101: