The upcoming Black Panther film is written in part by Ryan Coogler, who also happens to be the writer and director of Creed, the seventh film in the Rocky franchise. Creed was co-written by Aaron Covington, and just like Coogler, he's now getting a chance to write Marvel's King of Wakanda. Covington was announced today to be writing two issues of Marvel's digital Black Panther: Long Live the King series.
Covington will be joined by artist Mario DelPennino for a two-issue storyline that focuses on T'Challa tangling with a monster making its way through Wakanda. But that turns out to not be the only problem, as he'll also have to tangle with helping the nation rebound from recent political problems.
Following Covington and DelPennino's arc, Long Live the King will see the return of the original creative team of Nnedi Okorafor and Andre Lima Araujo for its final two issues to close out the storyline.
The first issue of Covington and DelPennino's story arrives via comiXology on Wednesday, Jan. 10; the second part of their story arrives later in the month, on January 24.