The Initial Inspiration
My thoughts: A person of this brilliance can forge any path that creative energy leads them. Some have said it’s a departure from ‘serious’ literature. I believe it’s not. Wishing him continued success.
Published on Sep 22, 2015
Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a nonfiction National Book Award nominee, will be the new scribe for Marvel’s Black Panther comic series starting in the spring. After receiving high praise for his book “Between the World and Me,” a letter to his son on being black in America, some may think Coates’ move to comics is an odd choice. Coates disagrees. “I don’t experience the stuff I write about as weighty,” Coates said to The New York Times. “I feel a strong need to express something. The writing usually lifts the weight. I expect to be doing the same thing for Marvel.”