Fast Company – There hadn’t been a Black Panther title published in 10 years when Marvel tapped writer Christopher Priest to relaunch the character in 1998. Priest, an African-American writer (whose history also includes being the first black editor at either Marvel or DC), built his series around the concept of the Black Panther—as African royalty—spending his time in America, a country that’s had a difficult time knowing exactly what to do with powerful black men.
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