Boseman: Marvel Covers Honor MCU’s Black Panther
The entire pop culture world seemed to take a collective chin-punch when word of Chadwick Boseman’s passing hit the web. Celebrities, athletes, politicians, and fans each posted sentiments to honor the man who was Black Panther.
Marvel followed suit, with many tributes on social media and the official website.
But now, the media giant will post — perhaps — the most fitting tribute to Boseman – on the covers of its comic books.
Marvel Comics Will Honor MCU’s Black Panther
Less than a month ago, we lost Chadwick Boseman to cancer. It was sudden and rocked the world as no one besides his close friends and family knew he was sick. Since then, there have been tributes and an outpouring from fans and Boseman’s collaborators that have shown just how important he was in their lives.
To honor the late actor, Marvel Comics is adding a banner to the cover of their comics starting next week emblazoned with Black Panther icons and patterns.
The tribute banner reads, “Rest In Power Chadwick Boseman: 1976 – 2020.”
AIPT reminded readers that Marvel gave a similar honor to the late great Stan Lee.
Certainly, honors and tributes will continue. Previously, the Mickey Blog posted:
Coogler On Chadwick
And, of course, Black Panther Director Ryan Coogler posted his thoughts on Marvel.com:
In African cultures we often refer to loved ones that have passed on as ancestors. Sometimes you are genetically related. Sometimes you are not. I had the privilege of directing scenes of Chad’s character, T’Challa, communicating with the ancestors of Wakanda… Chad’s performance made it feel real. I think it was because from the time that I met him, the ancestors spoke through him. It’s no secret to me now how he was able to skillfully portray some of our most notable ones. I had no doubt that he would live on and continue to bless us with more. But it is with a heavy heart and a sense of deep gratitude to have ever been in his presence, that I have to reckon with the fact that Chad is an ancestor now. And I know that he will watch over us, until we meet again.” Ryan Coogler