The world of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ and Brian Stelfreeze’s Black Panther is quickly expanding. In fall 2016, the National Book Award Winner teamed up with writers Yona Harvey and Roxanne Gay as well as with artists Afua Richardson and Alitha Martinez to launch World of Wakanda, a series focusing on two secondary characters from Coates’ and Stelfreeze’s Marvel comic. Today, Coates […]
Hey all, we’re live at New York Comic Con at the Black Panther 50th Anniversary panel with panelists Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze, Christopher Priest, Axel Alonso, Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC, James Igelheart (Genie in the current Broadway adaptation of Aladdin), and Don McGregor. When asked what drew them to Black Panther as a character, […]
Marvel have just announced a new series spinning out of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze’s Black Panther run. If you’ve been reading the series, you’ll have noticed how the creative team have been putting a lot of attention on the Dora Milaje, nominally the bodyguards for T’Challa himself. It’s almost as though a glowing sign is sat […]
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 […]
No other series at Marvel has been promoted better this year than this week’s new release, Black Panther. That’s a statement I never thought I would make! When the publisher tapped popular author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic) to write the series, Marvel took advantage of the opportunity to create a comic that could reach more […]
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.
There is no matter more important in the United States right now than the matter of race. Between mass incarceration, permanent economic disadvantages, lack of access to health care and education, police shootings and the rise of overt racism it’s never been clearer that there are two Americas, and if you’re black, you don’t get […]