At the end of June, Marvel’s long delayed and spoken of animated Black Panther series, based on the first arc of Reginald Hudlin’s run, was set to release on iTunes as a motion comic. This went well at first and the first three episodes all found their way on to iTunes as planned.
That was last month. Today is a different story.
After three issues found their way to release on the planned weekly schedule, they all vanished. Not a note or a word or a reason or an excuse, there’s no listing. There is simply nothing there anymore.
There’s apparent speculation that Marvel released the motion comic without the rights to digitally distribute it, but the whole situation is a mess. They made the show with BET for BET, and it had its world premier in Australia before being given the motion comic treatment?
Is that because they couldn’t secure the rights, or because they knew it was horrible?
Tags: Black Panther, iTunes, Marvel Knights, motion comics