Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ epic run on Black Panther is coming to an end with April’s issue #25, illustrated by Daniel Acuña and featuring an epilogue drawn by Brian Stelfreeze. This will also wrap up the “Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda” storyline. Coates has been working with this character and this mythos for five years. He leaves the world of Wakanda forever changed, setting the groundwork for the next era of this hero. Marvel has also revealed variant covers for Black Panther #25 by Stelfreeze and Sam Spratt.
“Ta-Nehisi has come up with a truly special finale here, one that not only wraps up the current story of T’Challa’s attempt to stop Emperor N’Jadaka’s conquest of Wakanda, but also deals with elements that reach all the way back to the beginning of Ta-Nehisi’s run. And to that end, we’re so thrilled to have Brian Stelfreeze, the artist who helped launch this run, return to draw this issue’s epilogue,” said editor Wil Moss. “Black Panther #25 is an immensely satisfying conclusion, with twists you won’t see coming and repercussions that will be felt for years to come.”
Black Panther #25 brings T’Challa full circle, back to the home he left behind and the crown he has never fully accepted. The journey concludes, but the legend remains. Look for it at your local comic shop in April.