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‘Black Panther’ Star Killmonger Gets His Own Mini-Series

The film “Black Panther” was a smash hit in the box-office and Marvel plans on extending its comic book chain.

Marvel revealed on Monday that the five-part comic series will center around the history of Erik Killmonger the antagonist of Wakanda, and tell his side of the story.

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(photo credit: Juan Ferraya Twitter)

In Marvel’s comic book continuity of 10 years, Killmonger was killed off in 2008 and will continue to stay dead. The book’s authors Bryan Edward Hill and Juan Ferreyra said the first issue of the series was inspired more by the film version of “Black Panther” than the actual comic book version.

“I didn’t want to just recap what we had heard in his mythology,” Hill told Vulture. “I wanted to explore the choices and the failures that lead a person to dedicate their life to revenge, and how that happens. Because with Erik, I feel like it’s really a tragedy. It’s a story of a guy who was failed a lot by Wakanda in certain ways, by the people he met outside of Wakanda, by his own conscience in other ways, and I wanted to paint a portrait of that.”

Hill said that readers should “expect the unexpected” and be prepared to learn the different aspects of who “Erik Killmonger is.”

“There’s everything here,” Hill added.

The comic book series will launch on December 5. Ferreyra recently tweeted the artwork for “Killmonger”‘s first issue on Sept. 17. It follows after the October comic premiere of “Shuri” written by Nnedi Okorafor and Leonardo Romer.

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