Black Panther's new costume revealed

Black Panther #1 art
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Black Panther's current solo title headed up by writer John Ridley will come to an end with March 8's Black Panther #15. But Marvel is wasting no time at all in keeping T'Challa and the world of Wakanda on shelves, with a brand new Black Panther #1 now scheduled to debut just a few months later in June.

The new Black Panther title will be written by current Monica Rambeau: Photon writer Eve L. Ewing, with art from Chris Allen, one of Marvel's current class of breakout artists known as Stormbreakers.

Now, Marvel is revealing new details of the story, including T'Challa's return to Wakanda as its official protector, along with his new Black Panther costume design from series artist Allen, seen below.

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"I am so excited for people to see this character design! T'Challa is going to be looking really different. It's much more edgy and kind of homespun. It's not so sleek and slick," series writer Eve L. Ewing stated in an appearance on NBC's Today Show.

"Not giving too much away from the story, he's trying not to be seen," she teased, indicating that Black Panther's return to Wakanda may not exactly be known to its citizens. "He's kind of working incognito. What I can say, honestly, is that we will be seeing Wakanda in a way that we have not seen it ever before."

Marvel also released a new cover for Black Panther #1 by Taurin Clarke, seen here.

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Ewing previously teased some big changes to the current status quo, in which T'Challa is banished from Wakanda.

"When I had my first conversation with Wil Moss, who edits Black Panther, and I found out where the [John] Ridley run is going to end, I had to laugh. No spoilers, but the status quo is going to be more than a little disrupted," Ewing tells, who first announced the news. 

"But I've always believed that the fun of writing these characters is not completely ignoring or undoing what your predecessor did, nor is it simply continuing with their story line - it's taking the reins from the place where they left the story, and accepting the challenge to make it your own," she continues.

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"In this case, I can say that I'm extremely geeked about the ways we're picking up where he leaves off."

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George Marston

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)