Did you know that the Washington Post now has a Comic Book Blog written by Michael Cavna? Neither did we. But anyway, this blog gets its first “scoop” with news that Black Panther is going the death, rebirth, sex change route:
Marvel Comics tells us that come 2009, the Black Panther will have a new look. As an “exclusive” to Comic Riffs, they say, Marvel honcho Joe Quesada and Black Panther writer Reginald Hudlin trumpet that there’s a bigger surprise yet:
Black Panther will now be a woman warrior.
A first-look illustration of next year’s pioneering Black Panther. (Marvel)Enlarge Comic
Marvel will relaunch the “BP” title in February, but we’ve got the first look at the new Black Panther right here.
So who’s the woman who will wear the costume? Neither Hudlin nor Quesada would divulge the identity, but judging by their comments, the future of T’Challa — the current Black Panther — is quite bleak.
Wow, Storm must be crying! Comments from Quesada and Hudlin in the link.