After the elease of Black Panther earlier this year, the character of Erik Killmonger has been both celebrated, critiqued and debated across social media following Michael B. Jordan’s stand out performance as the MCU villain – and now, Erik Killmonger will be getting his own Marvel mini-series this December.
Writer Bryan Edward Hill will team up with artist Juan Ferreyra for the five-part KILLMONGER series, which will go on sale Wednesday, December 5.
Hill spoke with Vulture to provide details on how he approached telling Killmonger’s story:
“I wanted to explore the choices and the failures that lead a person to dedicate their life to revenge, and how that happens. Because with Erik, I feel like it’s really a tragedy. It’s a story of a guy who was failed a lot by Wakanda in certain ways, by the people he met outside of Wakanda, by his own conscience in other ways, and I wanted to paint a portrait of that.
“Because to me the iconic fight between Erik Killmonger and T’Challa is tragic. It’s something that shouldn’t happen. It’s a conflict that’s borne from a tragic misunderstanding and a young man who was violently taken from his home.”