The fan world is still reeling from the loss of Chadwick Boseman last month to colon cancer at the age of 42. The actor who was not only known as a great person, won over the hearts of millions as The Black Panther in Marvel’s MCU. In a world where Black heroes are still a little too rare, another popular black hero is reaching across company lines to pay tribute.
Todd McFarlane took to social media to announce that issue #311 of Spawn would feature a self-drawn cover of his character bowing his head and making the Wakanda Forever gesture in memory of Boseman.
‘Given the limited amount of minority characters in the comic industry today that are considered major Superheroes, I thought it appropriate for one of those well-known heroes (Spawn) to pay tribute to a man who made a lasting impact on helping shape such a strong superhero of color. Chadwick Boseman is a person who honed his skills and then made a career using them. Then he fought a fight against his own body that showed the true spirit of this man. We should all admire the traits Chadwick shared with us. And the inspiration he gave to millions of children around the globe who got to see a strong, meaningful and proud hero that looked like themselves.’
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