With ‘Black Panther: World of Wakanda’ coming to a close the future of T’Challa is firmly embedded in ‘Black Panther & The Crew, ‘ and we’ve got writer Yona Harvey sharing details about this new team up. The book will throw together Black Panther, Storm, Misty Knight, Luke Cage, and Manifold after a Harlem activist died. When it hits next month, there is a complicated story in the works and if you’ve enjoyed her first book then the writing style will draw you in full force in this one as well! While Storm might at first seem a strange choice, it does look as if ‘X-Men: Prime‘ is going to have her take a pause from leading the mutants into the future and this might be just the break she needs.
When sharing what we can look forward to in the new book, Harvey states:
“I think readers can look forward to some personal insights about the characters. Of course, it will have plenty of adventure. But maybe anyone who has ever wondered why T’Challa and Storm can’t seem to get it together will find some answers. Stay tuned.”
The falling out between T’Challa and Ororo Munroe is long over and yet something we’ve never gotten the full story on. The overall picture of how he treated her was evident but the feelings are still there, and this is one aspect which will finally be fully addressed!
Black Panther, Storm, and Manifold don’t usually tackle on street-level threats. The first two have in the past, but it has been quite some time so when asked if we’ll see a different side to these characters, Harvey said:
“Yes! And, hopefully, readers will relate to the inevitable missteps and awkwardness that often accompany strange encounters.”
How will the writing differ to ‘Black Panther: World of Wakanda’?
“For some reason, this question makes me think of setting. WORLD OF WAKANDA invokes a kind of vastness of geography. We see all this unchartered territory in terms of how Wakanda might look or how Wakandans dress. BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW, though, takes place in Harlem. Of course, Harlem leaves lots to the imagination. But I can fact-check its unique landscape—streets, landmarks. So there’s a different kind of balancing act that happens when writing a story set there.”
Honestly, New York and Wakanda couldn’t be further apart from one another so I can see why the setting will play such a significant factor. The team up of these heroes will be as well. While a couple have teamed up with one another in the past, all of these heroes together will be a new dynamic:
“The more I work with comics, the more I learn to enjoy trouble-making. In comics, trouble is very good! You actually learn a lot about characters when trying to understand how they get in and out of a jam. Lots of the time, the conflicts come in battles or fight scenes. But navigating old and new relationships can seem even thornier!”
Fans of any of these heroes should be excited. Harvey’s last book was a fantastic read and seeing how she tackles the rest being added into the mix should be quite fun! There will be a lot of strong personalities here possibly butting heads while having many of the same goals.
Are you looking forward to ‘Black Panther & The Crew?’ How quickly will everyone follow Black Panther’s lead in this scenario? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
‘Black Panther & The Crew’ #1 will take comic shops by storm on April 12th, 2017!
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