Marvel's Behind the Mask Preview: Joe Quesada on Black Panther Impact

As a comics fan, you probably think you know characters such as Black Panther, Miles Morales/Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, Luke Cage, the X-Men, Captain Marvel, and others across the MU- but do you really know them? Thanks to the upcoming Disney+ documentary special Marvel's Behind the Mask, you and everyone else will get a chance to learn the "secret origins" of your favorites and the impact they've had (and continue to have) on pop culture, media, and more. The documentary special looks to explore the power of identity behind some of the world's most iconic superheroes going today from those that were there from the beginning as well as those helping the shepherd the MU into the future- and now we have a look at what viewers can expect.

Marvel's Behind the Mask
Exclusive Look at Marvel's Behind the Mask! _ Marvel Minute 1-51 screenshot

In the following preview (starting at the 1:30 mark), Joe Quesada discusses the debut of T'Challa aka Black Panther on the comic book pages- with the documentary special Marvel's Behind the Mask set to hit the streaming service on February 12:

From the very inception of comic books, secret identities have been an integral part of both Super Heroes and Villains leading "normal" lives. But it's the characters beneath that resonate within us across generations of fans. Since the advent of the Marvel Age of Comics in the early 1960s, Marvel's writers and artists have used the notion of identities to examine the evolving concept of equal rights. These legendary Marvel creations and stories have not only reflected the world outside our window – they have become a reflection of our own identities and who we truly are.

Produced by Marvel New Media in conjunction with Tarmac Creative, Disney+ and Marvel Entertainment's Marvel's Behind the Mask is directed by Michael Jacobs and produced by Chris Gary and Ryan Simon for Tarmac Creative and Strike Anywhere. Joe Quesada, Shane Rahmani, Stephen Wacker, John Cerilli, Harry Go, and Sarah Amos serve as executive producers. The documentary special is set to premiere on the streaming service starting Friday, February 12.

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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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