This story is one of a unique hero: Black Panther's struggles are personal yet affect an entire nation. He is a king as well as a superhero, and in the hands of Ta-Nehisi Coates, readers will be able to engage in a rich history balanced with the action comic books fans love. My favorite part of this first volume were the warrior women who go rogue to help civilians in need. Each character of this tale seems to be bursting with love, but the ways in which that manifests are vastly different. Pick this graphic up for the fight scenes, the characters, the lore, and most of all for treating your eyes to the art and your heart to the emotion of this comic. Recommended By Junix S., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
A new era begins for the Black Panther! MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winning writer 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 (1961) 52
About the Author
Ta-Nehisi Coates is an American writer, journalist, and educator. Coates is a National Correspondent for The Atlantic, where he writes about cultural, social and political issues, particularly as regards African-Americans. Coates has worked for The Village Voice, Washington City Paper, and Time. He has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Washington Monthly, O, and other publications. In 2008 he published a memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. His second book, Between the World and Me, was released in July 2015. It was nominated for a 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction. He was the recipient of a "Genius Grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2015.