Published February 22, 2019

Black Panther Novelist Jesse J. Holland Joins Marvel's Voices

The author of 'Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther?' joins Angélique for a new episode!

It would not be a stretch to say that last year was huge for the Black Panther and the world of Wakanda, but the spirit of all of those stories has continued the hype into 2019. That is why I was more than excited to sit down with author, journalist, and huge Black Panther fan Jesse J. Holland.

The author has spent his life witnessing and telling stories in a way that is accessible and digestible to diverse audiences, making him a great fit to write the first novelization of the story of T'Challa, “Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther?"

The Mississippi-native is also the award-winning author of The Invisibles: African American Slavery Inside the White House, Black Men Built The Capitol: Discovering African American History In and Around Washington, D.C., and Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Finn's Story.

I sat down with Jesse the day after he was notified that “Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther?” had been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction. In all that excitement, we had the chance to talk about his work as a Race and Ethnicity reporter for the Associated Press, his college "cartoon days" as editor of the University of Mississippi school paper, and his process for adapting the beloved origin story of Black Panther...

Download this episode of Marvel's Voices from Marvel.com/podcasts and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts now!