A new era begins for the Black Panther MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner Ta Nehisi Coates Between the World and Me takes the helm, confronting T Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land faA new era begins for the Black Panther MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner Ta Nehisi Coates Between the World and Me takes the helm, confronting T Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl Collecting Black Panther 1 4, Fantastic Four 52
Black Panther A Nation Under Our Feet Book A new era begins for the Black Panther MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner Ta Nehisi Coates Between the World and Me takes the helm confronting T Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakand
T Challa I wanted to like this so much, but it was a snooze fest that took me several days to read The art was beautiful, lush, and vibrantwhich was in stark contrast to the flaky, boring, dried out dialogue.Too much talky, not enough action.You know what I ve been sitting here for about 30 minutes, scrolling through Facebook posts mostly checking out cat videos , looking at Instagram pictures why do my friends take so many pictures of food , reading other reviews sadly, they re all much better [...]
Depending on how well you know Black Panther and I mean not just the character, but every run on the character and every time he appears in another Marvel comic and, in fact, every time a reference has been made to any element of the character s world, forever A Nation Under Our Feet is either subversive and brilliant, or an unfathomable mess.I know nothing about Black Panther I, like most left leaning white comics nerds who like Batman, was just super pumped to get a monthly comic drawn by Bria [...]
Guess why I read this one Like the rest of the world I ve gone Black Panther crazy after seeing the new movie, but aside from thinking he was pretty cool as a kid in the late 70s reading Avengers comics I wasn t all that familiar with T Challa or Wakanda So this seemed like a good place to start.Sadly, it isn t.Getting an acclaimed writer like Ta Nehesi Coates to do your funny book shows yet again that comics aren t just for kids any , and there s a lot of interesting stuff that draws on African [...]
With its critical, abstract, ambitious reflections on the history and ideology of Black Panther comics, Black Panther A Nation under Our Feet might have worked as an academic essay As the superhero title it is, however, the book makes for a rather difficult, frustrating, slow and ultimately boring read 1.5 stars, I d say.
I ve read some Black Panther comics before this but I m definitely not that familiar with the character and I m guessing almost 100% of readers coming to this book are gonna be in the same boat He s a relatively obscure character who occasionally pops up in ensemble stories with bigger readerships than his own books and that s mainly where I know him from.Following his much touted and well received appearance in Captain America Civil War last year, his forthcoming solo movie, and Marvel s tradit [...]
The people of Wakanda are restless They ve been stirred up by a group called The People and some of them have become dangerous.T Challa has been doubting himself and whether he can do the right thing to protect Wakanda.Meanwhile one of the Black Panther s Dora Milaje is sentenced to death for doing the right thing because of growing corruption in Wakanda Her fellow Dora Milaje and lover will not allow her to be killed and steals experimental armor to free her.I was really excited about a new Bla [...]
After being highly impressed with Between the World and Me, the last thing I expected was Ta Nehisi Coates to headline a Marvel comic But Black Panther is a great fit as Coates digs into some headier themes than I am used to in my tights capes comics Coates asks an excellent question why is the most technologically advanced country in the world ruled as a monarchy This question forces T Challa to reconsider his position as king of Wakanada and Black Panther while he is beset on all sides by new [...]
I read the individual issues of this volume the best selling comic of the year as they came out Why Because I loved Between the World and Me and because he had just been awarded a MacArthur and with the whole world now watching chose to work on a Marvel comic series about a minor character he wanted to elevate in the Marvel universe I haven t been very engaged thus far It s far too talky and philosophical for the beginning of a comic book series True, many comics do use the first few issues for [...]
Love the character but couldn t get in to this one at all Normally I d write a full review but short on time so for now it s a nice looking book, but very very very long dialog boxes that really feel like the author wanted to write a book than a comic.
Find this and other Reviews at In Tori LexThese four issues introduce us to Wakanda in chaos, while T challa struggles to be a leader who has to balance the use of his sword with the use of his intellect Right away in issue one we re introduced to hard choices, T challa s step mother decides to punish a fierce warrior for killing despite her having just reasons why The comic draws parallels to the issues that plaque African countries in unrest Trigger warning, this comic does show sexual violenc [...]
Coates may be a celebrated nonfiction author but the only thing I d celebrate after reading this is when he leaves the book You would think that this being the first new Black Panther book in a while, this would be a good jumping on point for new readers You would be wrong You need to have read all of Black Panther s appearances across the Marvel U in the last 30 years to know what s going on I ve been reading Marvel books since the 80 s and I still didn t get some of the references Apparently, [...]
Super expositiony, yet largely compelling.
The headlines were Ta Nehisi Coates writes a comic book, but they should have been Ta Nehisi Coates writes fiction Coates is famous for nonfiction I assume he s working on a novel who isn t so this might be seen as sortof a test run.Comic books are different from novels, though, and they re harder then they look They re a team effort, for one thing the artist is responsible for a lot of the storytelling By tradition, writers don t interfere much with how the artists choose to tell the story I do [...]
This is not a superhero story and that s a good thing We have some of the obligatory butt kicking, but it is mostly about a divided, suffering people and their king The nation is terrorized, lawless, in pain, people are blaming their king for not being able to protect them He also blames himself There is a revolution brewing, fostered by a shaman and a witch using ancient nature magic to flame people s rage Members of the elite female guard have taken upon themselves to protect suffering women, [...]
Wakanda is recovering from various turmoils as their king tries to get a grip against the revolutionaries.There s a great deal of rich potential in this setting but it isn t fully realized OVERALL GRADE B minus to B.
No one man should have that much power AyoMy first issue with Wakanda has always been monarchy How is most advanced country on earth governed by one individual and you know, a council of dead monarchs How do intelligent Wakandans justify themselves as subjects to a monarch Ta Nehisi Coates takes this question and runs with it How do Wakandans react to their King when it appears he is not serving their best interests, when their nation is wrecked by flood, invaded from outside, and suffered a reg [...]
This one took me forever to get through in spite of being only 4 issues, and not for the usual excuses reasons of helping take care of a 1 year while working 2 jobs.It was sowordy, which I guess is no big surprise when a Serious Author is the scribe, but once I gave it time and a chance to breathe and grow on me I started digging it and .And who would ve guessed that the most riveting scene in a Marvel superhero comic would be an argument about political philosophy between two grey hairs I m i [...]
Pretty gorgeous art by Brian Stelfreeze, rendered in heavy stylised shadows not the hyper realistic ink spills of Mike Deodato and vibrant colours by Laura Martin There s a whole lot of terminology and Wakandan history that s going over my head Niganda border region , the auras , Haramu fal, Damisa sarki, Hatut Zeraze, Jambazi, Mobutu, Amal Sharriff, Mandla, N Cada Sarki I m just charging ahead and hoping the details emerge as the story unfolds, but from what I ve heard this book is super dense, [...]
I ll be honest, this story didn t really grab me I felt there was too much set up and too little payoff Maybe the next volume will get the balance right I m certainly going to give it the chance.Story aside, I really liked the artwork in this one Brian Stelfreeze is creating some really striking visuals here and Laura Martin s excellent colour art is enhancing it even further Art me some , folks.
This isn t an intro text there is a lot of assumed knowledge here, and it is a bit jumbled However, things begin to form and coalesce in time I re read some sections and that helped in my understanding of the whole.
I ll admit it, I m only really familiar with the Blank Panther from his fantastic onscreen appearance in Captain America Civil War and I know as good as nothing about the character in the comics I can t wait to see Black Panther at the movies and I was hoping that this graphic novel could give me some insight on his story Although, this is book one of a new run for the character I felt completely out of the loop throughout the entire story It seems like I m in the middle of a well established s [...]
Very talky which made it difficult to get into It s pretty dense for a comic book The art work is gorgeous and interesting though I do think they are shading characters too much A lot of gr friends seem disappointed I m not because comics in general are not my thing so, I m not sure I d recognize a bad one I think the story is interesting I d like to see where it goes Read in preparation to see the movie.3.5 Stars rounded upRead on my kindle computer with a large screen.
If you have any interest in starting to read about the Black Panther, do not start with the first volume of Ta Nehisi Coates Black Panther run In fact, even though it s still ongoing, you may want to avoid Ta Nehisi Coates entire contracted 12 issue run entirely I don t care if Captain America Civil War made you really eager to read something about T Challa I don t care if you re a big fan of Coates and his writing Ignore the praise his run has so far garnered I say all this because the type of [...]
Book 1 only has 4 issues, which is rather short for a collection The story is still being set up and will eventually go somewhere exciting, I m sure But for now, it s a lot of speeches and setting up I will read future volumes, but was a little disappointed at the slow pacing of this collection.
2017 Hugo nominee for Best Graphic Novel I got so excited when I first heard that Ta Nehisi Coates was writing the new Black Panther series, and so I expected to love this, butReading it makes you feel like you ve missed about 20 issues somewhere along the way It jumps right into mid conflict, with Wakanda falling apart and its people hating Black Panther for reasons that I m unsure of, and his sister being in stasis for reasons I m unsure of, and a lesbian couple originally from T Challa s dora [...]
So sue me I hated it.How this came about I along with a lot of the country read and loved Coates Between the World and Me I liked it so much, that I asked if any other teachers at school wanted to read it and discuss it with me something I ve never done before And then I read it again.And then, the group who didn t universally love the book wanted to read and discuss The Case for Reparations, by Coates, which I also loved.So, one of the guys in the group saw this was coming out and got it for me [...]
Last year I thought it was the year of Wonder Woman as we had the release of her solo debut film, which not only was a huge success, but left a cultural impact in terms of how progressive we ve come in our mainstream culture, especially our love for superhero fiction, even if the Wonder Woman comics published around that time didn t quite live up to the film This year, I ve witnessed a similar thing as despite such anticipation for the upcoming Black Panther film, which hopefully is something sp [...]
This is clearly the prologue to a larger story, but while it succeeds in creating a sense of intrigue and drama, it doesn t quite manage to give the reader a sense of what was going on Were there things I was missing because I m only familiar with the Black Panther character from the Marvel movies Because I was missing a specific story arc from the comics Or because Ta Nehisi Coates was deliberately trying to drop the reader in to an ongoing sweep of narrative but didn t quite manage to pull it [...]
So I m going to be honest and say that at first I had no idea what was going on but eventually the story began to make sense This installment in the Black Panther series focuses on the chaotic breaking of Wakanda While the city is known for endlessly defeating their enemies, they begin to have internal issues and it s up to T Challa to figure how to save his country and his people I don t think I would recommend reading this book if you have no knowledge of Black Panther and his storyline Other [...]
I just wish I felt like I knew what was going on This felt like walking into a movie 45 minutes late I know there are years of Black Panther comics, but with a new run like this I would have hoped for a what you missed to bring new folks up to speed or just a fresh start would have worked to some extent The art was cool, but the story was shrug.