This week, Marvel will release a 12-episode, weekly animated series on iTunes, Xbox Live, Microsoft Zune, and the PlayStation Network.  The series introduces those not in the know to the Black Panther, the kingdom of Wakanda, and those that want to exploit the country.   Who is the Black Panther is a collaboration between filmmaker/producer Reginald Hudlin and John Romita, Jr.

“The positive responses to news of the show have been so overwhelming, it’s great to finally make the Black Panther series available to everyone,” said Hudlin. “Audiences get caught up on many levels – seeing John Romita Jr’s art come to life; the quality of the voice work by an award winning cast; the boldness of the politics, the music and humor. But see it for yourself!”

Romita Jr added, “The reaction by any person, upon viewing footage of a black panther, is universal: Awe. There is no more elegant a creature on the face of the planet. The creation of the character by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, in a turbulent political time, maintained that quality. Reggie Hudlin’s updated version follows that and adds an amazing, cinematic flair to it.  In my opinion, reading, and now viewing, the Black Panther series is much akin to witnessing a panther in person. Enjoy the elegance of the story, the elegance of the actors, their voices, their words, and….the imagery.”

The series will arrive June 23, 2010.

via Marvel

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Stephen Schleicher

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3 Comments

  1. Greg A
    June 21, 2010 at 10:23 am — Reply

    I thought this series was supposed to air on BET.

    • Brother129
      June 21, 2010 at 8:06 pm — Reply

      I had heard the same thing….

  2. GeorgeWook
    June 21, 2010 at 1:39 pm — Reply

    I thought this came out ages ago (like over a year ago!!) as a 6 part mini-series – or is this something new? all those screen shots look like the show i’ve already seen..

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