Black Panther

Black Panther

A Nation Under Our Feet, 1

Book - 2016
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MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winner T- Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) takes the helm, confronting T'Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda. 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 survive the necessary change? Collecting: Black Panther 1-4
Publisher: [S.l.] : Marvel Comics, 2016
ISBN: 9781302900533
1302900536
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVEL (PAPER) (TEEN) Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Characteristics: 1 volume (about 170 unnumbered pages) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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"When a violent superhuman terrorist group known as The People spark a violent uprising in Wakanda, T'Challa fights to unite his citizens and show them how to adapt in order for Wakanda to survive." (Teen)

"When a violent superhuman terrorist group known as The People spark a violent uprising in Wakanda, T'Challa fights to unite his citizens and show them how to adapt in order for Wakanda to survive." --From Novelist

For teens and up: When a violent superhuman terrorist group known as The People spark a violent uprising in Wakanda, T'Challa fights to unite his citizens and show them how to adapt in order for Wakanda to survive.

When a violent superhuman terrorist group known as The People spark a violent uprising in Wakanda, T'Challa fights to unite his citizens and show them how to adapt in order for Wakanda to survive.


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NadiaHathor
Feb 18, 2020

A very different Black Panther than I was expecting. Having found immense joy, satisfaction, and huge entertainment value in the movie, I thought I would check out this Graphic Novel and I was immediately piqued. Ta-Nehisi has created a politically shrewd & multifaceted plot that operates in tandem with significant psychological depth in character development. Beautiful & evocative Artwork by Brian brings Wakanda alive and makes me ever more excited for the 2022 movie release. An audacious & magnetic work.

ArapahoeManon Apr 02, 2018

I might read more, but it was hard to get used to the surprisingly literary style of writing.

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Kemsimba_86
Jun 28, 2017

Coates presents an excellent storyline that fuses perfectly well with events passed in Wakanda. T'Challa is not just a hero. Not just an Avenger. Not even just a king. In this story, he is shown as a very profound individual; flawed, bent then broken, human. I only started to go back and read prior stories just so I can know more about him as T'Challa, the man. Here, Coates' rendition not only speaks into Wakanda's history, but world history. Not only is a good storyteller, he is also a historian. In "A Nation Under Our Feet," not only are you pulled in by the story, but you are absolutely thrown off balance as the Black Panther that some of us know, true believers and newcomers alike, is broken down piece by piece in such a way that does not show weakness, but humanity and the struggle of being a good person, a good man, a good king for his people. It is wonderful.

JCLEdwardR Mar 28, 2017

As far as the comics go, before this book hit shelves Black Panther was thrown around a lot since about 2012. He was still a very interesting character but it seemed as if he was in one devastating event after another. Wakanda suffered.

Coates does an amazing job letting those events weigh heavy on T'Challa while focusing the story on the present and future. This creates a solid story without making the reader feel like they have to go back and read all the comics they may have missed. I will say, as a Vol. 1, I felt like it was an incomplete story and you would, at minimum, need to continue to Vol. 2 and most certainly beyond. Coates is playing the long game and I believe it is for a greater purpose.

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joshua7279
Nov 16, 2016

Definitely not a light read. This one dives right into a struggle. Topics like monarchy, democracy, philosophy, environmentalism all get mixed with a Black Panther's struggling to maintain his rule and be a better king. Deep and political.

JCLGreggW Sep 16, 2016

Coates has reimagined T'Challa as a thoughtful, flawed king, trying to repair the damage Wakanda has suffered over the years. Stelfreeze's pencils are lush and stunning and the story is rich, even if it takes a bit to properly get going. Perfect for beginners to jump on board.

multcolib_rossb Sep 06, 2016

Can Ta-Nehisi Coates write comic books well? YES. This series is full of big ideas, big action, and fantastic art. Coates has set up some huge, really relevant challenges for the Panther, and I can't wait to find out what happens next.

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