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Eric Jerome Dickey has a new outlet for his literary talents: an X-Men series for Marvel Comics. Marvel launched the six-issue, limited series of Storm, illustrated by David Yardin, in February. It is suggested for teenage and older readers.

The series reveals the love story of Marvel's two preeminent black superheroes--Ororo (known as Storm of the X-Men) and T'Challa (The Black Panther).

"This is a truly groundbreaking story line that will draw in readers from all cultural backgrounds," says Joe Quesada, editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. "Eric's unique vision for this series will thrill traditional comic fans of Storm and The Black Panther, as well as appeal to a whole new audience drawn towards Eric's remarkable storytelling ability."

Dickey's 12th novel, Chasing Destiny (Dutton Adult), will be released in April, and a stage play based on his novel Cheaters (Signet, 2000) is on a national tour this spring.

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Title Annotation:between the lines: the inside scoop on what's happening in the publishing industry; Eric Jerome Dickey
Author:Dodson, Angela P.
Publication:Black Issues Book Review
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2006
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