The Marvel Rundown: Is Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther Too Opaque to Love?


The first issue of Black Panther, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic), drawn by Brian Stelfreeze (Wednesday Comics) and colored by Laura Martin (Thor) was a technical success. The character of Black Panther was fueled by an interesting cocktail of rage that propelled some of the issue at a nice pace. However, despite this title’s strengths, I’m not […]

Preview: Black Panther #1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze – “The questions are what motivate the action.”


Aside from company wide cataclysms, unquestionably the biggest periodical comics event of ealry 2016 is The Black Panther b y Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze. It’s not too often that you get the most lauded intellectual of the moment to write a comic book, and when the subject matter and provennance combine – the greatest black superhero written by the author of the most powerful contemporary exploration of race in America – and you have something that could be important.

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: Brian Stelfreeze, Justin Jordan & Rico Renzi interviewed


Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s interview special, Heidi goes to Mid-Georgia Con in Macon, Georgia and interviews comics creator Justin Jordan of The Strange Talent of Luther Strode and Shadowman, Rico Renzi – creative […]