We know. It’s a lot to handle. Black Panther ticket sales. Another fire trailer. And a sampler comic? Hold up, wait a minute.
Last week, news dropped of Marvel publishing a free sampler comic of the years’ BP stories. Aptly titled Black Panther — Start Here, it’s essentially a recap guide in abbreviated form, giving fans and newbies alike an appetizer dish of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther and The Crew, Roxane Gay’s World of Wakanda and more. Considering Marvel pulled the plug on Coates’ and Gay’s Wakanda collab last June (we’re still salty), this is a bit of consolation. Actually, it’s not. But we can pretend it is for the sake of being cordial.
Black Panther — Start Here hits shelves on January 31. If you’ve copped your presales via Fandango, then that’s just 15 days ahead of the first screenings. If you haven’t, then we don’t know what you’re waiting on, but if for whatever reason your bank account isn’t allowing your trip to Wakanda just yet, this should hopefully hold you over.
In other news, Kendrick Lamar and SZA also delivered the film’s lead single last week. The single is a part of Black Panther: The Album, which Kendrick is producing. Ryan Coogler also chose Kendrick to work on the blockbuster’s score, so, you know that’s pretty f**king cool.
“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director,” Lamar said in a statement. “The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture. I’m truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan and Marvel’s vision.”
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