Marvel Studios’ film based on the superhero known as Black Panther will be released February 16, 2018 — less than 11 months from now. However, Disney has decided to give Black Panther fans something to look forward to even sooner.

It was announced this week that Disney-Hyperion book editor Emily Meehan has made a deal for world rights to a middle grade novel about Black Panther. It will center on his childhood, and it will take place both in Chicago, Illinois, and in Wakanda, the hero’s fictional home nation.

 

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Author Ronald L. Smith, photo credit to Ronald L. Smith on Twitter

The book will be edited by Hannah Allaman and Tomas Palacios of Marvel Press, and it is written by award-winning author Ronald L. Smith. It will be released in January 2018.

Are you looking forward to this book? Do you wonder what Black Panther was like during his tween years? Are you excited to read about a Wakandan hero in Chicago? Let us know in the comments.

 

Source: Publisher’s Weekly

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