Explore the origins of T’Challa in the new Marvel + SXM ‘Black Panther’ original podcast series
During Black History Month, Marvel and SiriusXM are taking fans on the ultimate historical journey, uncovering the evolution of Marvel’s first Black super hero: T’Challa, the Black Panther. Listen to the premiere of the first two episodes of The History of Marvel Comics: Black Panther — an original documentary podcast series — today, Monday, February 14th on the SXM App and Marvel Podcasts Unlimited on Apple Podcasts. Episodes will be widely available one week later on Stitcher and all major podcast platforms.
The six-episode documentary podcast, hosted by New York Times best-selling author Nic Stone (Shuri, Dear Martin), explores the comic book origins of the Black Panther through conversations with the creators who shaped T’Challa’s journey, and celebrates the innately Afro-Futuristic world of Wakanda and analyzes the larger social impact of the character.
The History of Marvel Comics: Black Panther brings writers, artists and historians together to share a story that only Marvel can tell. The show features exclusive interviews with notable talent including Brian Stelfreeze, Christopher Priest, Don McGregor, Joe Quesada, John Ridley, John Romita Jr., Reginald Hudlin, Ta-Nehisi Coates and more.
Throughout The History of Marvel Comics: Black Panther, Stone will take both new and lifelong fans behind-the-scenes in a definitive tell-all of the incredible journey of T’Challa, how he came to be Black Panther and how he and the world of Wakanda have evolved since. The show explores some of Black Panther’s most pivotal moments including Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s 1966 debut of the character at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, his continued evolution through the birth of the Black Power Movement, his time with the Avengers and, of course, the launching of Black Panther’s adventures.
“As thrilling as it’s been to watch Marvel’s first Black super hero leap his way to the top of fan-favorite lists over the past few years, getting to dig into his origin story with the people who made him (and the characters around him) is truly the coolest thing I’ve ever gotten to do,” Nic Stone said. “I can’t wait for fans to hear from the individuals who have spent almost 60 years shaping, expanding and humanizing our beloved King of Wakanda and Black Panther, especially as his world continues to grow.”