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.
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: