In honor of Black History Month, three Def Jam artists will write short stories that will take place in the last three issues of Marvel’s Black Panther.
Def Jam Records and Marvel Comics combined forces to create a series of short stories set in the last three issues of Ta-Nehisi Coates. Black Panther to run. Three of Def Jam’s emerging artists will write a story with a character from the world of Black Panther.
Saint Bodhi will write a story centered on Storm for Black Panther # 23. Bobby Sessions will write about the King of Wakanda in # 24, and artist Kaash Paige will contribute a Shuri-centric story in # 25. Bodhi’s story will be accompanied by co-writer Danny Lore, artist Alitha Martinez and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg and will be printed in Marvel Voices: Legacy # 1.
Each three-page story will end with a one-page Def Jam artist profile for the respective creator. Bodhi, Sessions, and Paige will also be guest stars on Marvel podcasts in the coming weeks to discuss their work, including This week at Marvel, Marvel Women Y Marvel pull list.
“Bringing these two logos together was a dream,” said Def Jam Partnership Consultant Jonathan Rheingold in a statement. “There was a mutual desire to bring these two great brands together for one mission and one cause: to harness the rising stars of Def Jam and the legendary characters of Marvel to tell powerful stories that would create an emotional connection with fans of both cultures.”
The official press release for the Def Jam and Marvel Comics collaboration reads:
DEF JAM RECORDINGS COLLABORATES WITH MARVEL COMICS TO CELEBRATE THE ICONIC BLACK PANTHER SERIES WITH NEW SHORT STORIES
THREE STARS OUT – SAINT BODHI, KAASH PAIGE & BOBBY SESSIONS – TO CONTRIBUTE SHORT STORIES TO THE FINAL THREE ISSUES OF THE BLACK PANTERA LANDMARK COMIC SERIES
New York, NY— February 17, 2021 – Def Jam Recordings Y Marvel Comics – two iconic brands that have left an indelible stamp on popular culture around the world – today announce a special collaboration designed to integrate the voices of young black creatives with one of the most transformative characters and stories in graphic arts history : Black Panther. Three of Def Jam’s rising stars – Saint Bodhi, Bobby sessions, Y Kaash paige – each will contribute character-based short stories in Black Panther # 23, # 24 and # 25, the last three issues of the “Intergalactic Empire” saga from the acclaimed creative team with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Daniel Acuña.
In celebration of Black History Month, coming February 24, Black Panther # 23 will see the singer-songwriter from South-Central-LA. Saint Bodhi share your opinion Storm for an emotional story based on tragedy and acceptance. A month later, at # 24, Dallas-native revolutionary rapper Bobby sessions tell a story about the king of Wakanda Black Panther the same. And in number 25 of the final April series, the “Toxic R&B” star Kaash paige will forge a tale about the princess of Wakanda Shuri and the power of knowledge. In keeping with the Def Jam Forward initiative to promote social, economic and educational equality, each three-page story will also feature a unique one-page Def Jam artist profile.
Bodhi, Sessions Y Paige are getting into comics for the first time within these long-awaited themes, but each of the Def Jam artists has a long-standing passion for Marvel and the world of comics and graphic arts in general. And like the inspiration behind their latest albums, the challenges that Marvel heroes face are not that far removed from their own. “My album Mad World it’s a raw, honest, and very personal journey into my life and my education in South Central LA. ” Saint Bodhi write. “I grew up with a not so normal past. I say the things that people are afraid to say. I let you experience the ‘mad World’ that is my life “.
Similarity, “Teenage fever It’s my debut album and it was important for me to capture my last year as a teenager through my music, ”says a 20-year-old. Kaash. “This chapter of my life is coming to an end, so I wanted to put all my experiences in a document that will live forever.”
“My album Manifest it is a guide for people to become the best version of themselves. “Sessions concludes. “A job that will lead people to find their inner superhero!”
Black Panther # 23 goes on sale February 24 from Marvel.
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