Correction: Books-Coates story

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Posted: Sep 23, 2015 12:56 PM
Correction: Books-Coates story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 23 about a new Marvel Comics series, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the series was inspired by the Black Panthers organization founded in the 1960s. The series is called Black Panther but not related to the organization.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Best-seller Ta-Nehisi Coates writing comic book series

Best-seller Ta-Nehisi Coates writing Black Panther comic book series

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's top writers about race, Ta-Nehisi Coates, has signed up with Marvel Comics for a Black Panther series.

Coates, whose open letter to his son "Between the World and Me" is a best-seller and National Book Award nominee, is collaborating with artist Brian Stelfreeze on a storyline about revolution, terrorism and heroism.

The 39-year-old Coates long has been a fan of comics, often tweeting about them on his popular feed @tanehisicoates. The new, year-long series begins next spring, Marvel announced Tuesday.

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In a statement, Marvel editor in chief Axel Alonso praises Coates as a "powerful and singular literary voice" who will tell a story about "the world we have created, and the world we want to live in."