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CHRISTOPHER JAMES PRIEST is a critically acclaimed novelist and Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer. Priest is the first African-American writer and editor to work in the comic book industry, with over 40 years of writing, editing, and publishing experience.


His groundbreaking reinterpretation of Marvel Comics’ Black Panther was lauded by Entertainment Weekly and The Village Voice and became the platform for the Oscar®-winning 2018 blockbuster major motion picture and its 2022 sequel.


Static Shock, which Priest co-created with Milestone Media, Inc., was the first nationally syndicated African American super-hero animated series, and the first act of 2005’s Batman Begins was largely based upon Priest’s Batman comic book work, and "Xerø," created by Priest and developed for DC Comics by Priest and artist ChrisCross, is being developed for film by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s G-Unit Film Productions.


Priest is also slated to Executive Produce a screen adaptation of his groundbreaking take on the iconic Vampirella universe, which was recently acquired by Arowana Media Holdings/Mike The Pike Entertainment in Partnership with Dynamite Entertainment.


Priest has also written and recorded numerous songs and served as producer and sideman for various bands and choirs, and has developed numerous properties for Hollywood including projects with former BET President (and Milestone Media principal) Reginald Hudlin (producer of DJango Unchained), Hamm & Kitchens, Inc. (Tim Burton Batman films), Edward R. Pressman Productions Inc. and Eddie Murphy Productions.


He formerly served as a Baptist pastor in Colorado Springs, where he founded PraiseNet Electronic Media in 2001. Priest is a 4-time American Advertising Federation Addy® award winner for graphic and web design.


His current comics work includes the Vampirella franchise for Dynamite Entertainment, DC Comics' Black Adam series and Superman: Lost, Heavy Metal's Entropy series, and Babylon, an original series Priest created for Humanoids Inc. as well as to-be-announced 2023 projects for Marvel Entertainment.


His publishing catalog includes a trio of Green Lantern novels from iBooks/Simon & Schuster, the procedural crime novels “Dual” and “Zion,” “1999,” a serialized superhero-science fiction novel, “PraiseNet Essentials,” a seven-book ecumenical series of theological criticism, and hundreds of comic book stories, among them the collected editions Deathstroke Omnibus by DC Comics, Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection, Captain America and The Falcon by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection, Quantum & Woody Omnibus by Valiant Entertainment.








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