Marvel Cancels Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Comic Book Spinoff After Two Issues
When Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yona Harvey’s Black Panther & The Crew launched earlier this year, it proved that big publishers like Marvel can, in fact, still tell timely stories about real world issues, like how police brutality devastates black communities.
But now, after a mere two issues, Marvel has cancelled the series.
TNC, I am told, is also writing the main Black Panther title, which isn’t cancelled but isn’t exactly burning up the shelves at your local comic book emporium.
Maybe instead of Ta-Nehisi Coates writing comic books, there should be a comic book about The TNC, a lonely escalator-repairman. He gets bit by a radioactive subway rat and when he wakes up he has a new superpower: white people feel an overpowering urge to give him money.