Eve L. Ewing Becomes the First Black Woman to Write Main Black Panther Series
Chicago writer, scholar, and organizer Eve L. Ewing will be the first Black woman to pen a Black Panther comic under its titular series. “I’m bowled over at the opportunity to write such a marquee character. I see it as a big responsibility,” Ewing said in an interview with Comic Book. “Black Panther is a tremendously important legacy character for Marvel fans, but moreover, the character has become one of the most important icons in pop culture for people of the African diaspora all over the world.” Ewing says in the forthcoming comic series, she plans to elaborate on T’Challa’s story, and show a side of the powerful Wakandans, “as you’ve never seen them before.” Ewing’s opening Black Panther arc is set to release in June.
New York Public Library Acquires Joan Didion’s Papers
The New York Public Library has acquired Joan Didion and husband Gregory Dunne’s joint personal literary archives. The purchase includes letters, photographs, manuscripts, family records, and other materials that span the whole of Didion’s life and “trace the individual and collaborative work of one of postwar America’s most productive and glamorous literary couples.” The library expects Didion and Dunne’s archives to become one of its most heavily used collections.
Here’s a First Look at The Power Starring Toni Collette
Vanity Fair is offering a first look at the upcoming series adaptation of The Power, based on the 2016 dystopian thriller by Naomi Alderman. The series stars Toni Collette as fictional Seattle mayor Margot Cleary-Lopez. The series started shooting in 2020, with Leslie Mann in the role of Margot, but after the pandemic shut down filming, Collette was brought in to replace Mann. Also starring in the series are Auli’i Cravalho, Halle Bush, Zrinka Cvitešić, Ria Zmitrowicz, Josh Charles, Toheeb Jimo, and John Leguizamo. The Power premieres on Amazon Prime Video in March.
2023 Science Books to Add to Your TBR Right Now
These 2023 science books, covering everything from sea creatures to the cell and cult life to the cosmos, belong on your TBR.