Highly-anticipated ‘Black Panther’ film already making history while exciting Harlem’s youth

HARLEM — Black Panther doesn’t hit theaters until February but the film has already made history, selling more advance tickets than any other flick in the Marvel cinematic universe.

Starring Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther, the comic book character becomes the first mainstream superhero of African descent where he is flanked with an almost entirely black cast of stars.

The upcoming movie was a big topic at this weekend’s Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg Center in Harlem.

“I love Black Panther he is my favorite superhero at best,” 10-year-old Nicholas Merced of Brooklyn told PIX11. “He’s the only black superhero in the whole series and he is just the most exciting to watch and read about.”

New York-based artist David Heredia knows plenty about the lack of representation of minority groups in comic books. Heredia launched his own series where superheroes come in…

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