Marvel released their April solicitations today, and amongst various observations made by Bleeding Cool Rumormonger-in-Chief Rich Johnston, which included predictions of possible doom (or relaunch) for Moon Knight, Moon Girl, Uncanny Avengers, Spider-Man 2099, Patsy Walker, Power Man & Iron Fist, and Rocket Raccoon, one thing we didn't notice was an important change in the solicitation for the latest issue of World of Wakanda:
BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #6
TA-NEHISI COATES & REMBERT BROWNE (W) • JOE BENNETT (A)
Cover by RAHZZAH
Variant Cover by SAL VELLUTO
DEATH OF A WHITE TIGER!
• When a down-on-his-luck New York City narcotics officer was suspended from the force, he adopted the vestments of the Black Panther to do the right thing by his neighborhood and his burgeoning family. Mentored by both T'Challa and Erik Killmonger, he became something more than the sum of his parts. That was then.
• Now, Kasper Cole's days as the White Tiger are behind him and he can only watch helplessly as Wakanda burns halfway around the world, leaving Kasper completely disillusioned by a leader he once looked up to.
• Writers TA-NEHISI COATES (Black Panther) and REMBERT BROWNE (New York Magazine, Grantland) and fan-favorite artist JOE BENNETT (who drew Kasper back in the original The Crew series!) team up to bring Kasper Cole back into the spotlight…just in time to close the door on his story forever?!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Luckily, we weren't the only ones paying attention:
When Black Panther: World of Wakanda was announced back at San Diego Comic Con…
But was it only for a single story arc? Is the new Black Panther: World of Wakanda creative team permanent? Will Roxane Gay and Alitha Martinez be coming back, or doing something else at Marvel in the future?
We reached out to Marvel for answers to those questions, and they told us that, "The Kasper Cole story in World of Wakanda #6 is planned to be a one issue. As the title of the series suggests, World of Wakanda aims to expand on many of the characters and stories from the main Black Panther series." As to the future creative team on the book, Marvel couldn't comment at this time, since the books haven't but solicited, but told us to "look for more info on that in the coming weeks."
So an announcement of something is coming. We've dispatched Rich to crawl through Marvel's heating ducts looking for more answers.