Thursday, January 27, 2022

‘Black Panther’s’ Killmonger Set for Five-part Marvel Comics Miniseries

*Ask any fan of Marvel’s “Black Panther” who the breakout star of the film is and most would agree that it’s Killmonger.

Now, the tragic villain is getting his first solo series— a five-issue Marvel Comics story from Bryan Edward Hill and Juan Ferrerya — billed as “the fall of Erik Killmonger,” Polygon reports.

“To me the iconic fight between Erik Killmonger and T’Challa is tragic,” Hill told Vulture. “It’s something that shouldn’t happen. It’s a conflict that’s borne from a tragic misunderstanding and a young man who was violently taken from his home. He grew up in exile and had only his anger to nurture him.”

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According to the report, “the series will begin with Erik, an American-raised Wakandan exile, graduating from MIT, and follow the choices and events that cement him into his villainous role and his hatred for the Black Panther.”

“What I would like to let readers know is they should expect the unexpected with this,” Hill told Vulture. “If they think that they know who Erik Killmonger is, they will be surprised by the aspects of this story. There’s everything here.”

The first issue of “Killmonger” will debut sometime in December.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.



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