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The History of Marvel Comics: Black Panther
57 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
The World of Wakanda
It’s 2021 and the Black Panther has become a lot more popular than he’s ever been. In fact, Black Panther has done something that no other Marvel hero or team has done before: expand beyond the one man behind the mantle, beyond T’Challa, and has created a world of its own: Wakanda-- a land, a people, and a cultural phenomenon. It’s here that we’ll explore John Ridley’s take on the character, as we look back at the seeds that Stan and Jack planted all those years ago, a present that’s grown and branched out beyond its own roots, and finally a blossoming future of endless possibilities.
54 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
A Nation Under Our Feet
By the time we reach 2016, the Black Panther has experienced decades of adventures, fought countless villains, and teamed up with many of Marvel’s mightiest heroes— however, in Ta-Nehisi Coates' run, we find T’Challa struggling to define himself as a person, as a Super Hero, and as a leader of a world power. Far from the swashbuckling adventures of the character’s origins, this Black Panther is a ruler with a heavy burden. Ta-Nehisi Coates flips the paradigm on the character and finally puts the expectations of a people on its king. Can he live up to it?
57 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself
It’s 2005, and Marvel has tapped film screenwriter, director, and President of Entertainment of BET, Reginald Hudlin, to write a new Black Panther book. Excitedly, Reggie shares this news with his friends and family. Their reaction? “Who is the Black Panther?” Written by Reginald Hudlin, “Who Is The Black Panther” was Reggie’s definitive response to that reaction— building off of previous Panther stories, and reintroducing T’Challa to the world by over-satisfying his community and his own desires for a black Super Hero.
50 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
Time For a Translation
In 1996, Marvel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy but the experimental Marvel Knights imprint was the light at the end of the tunnel. And after his first solo series, the Black Panther was in dire need of an upgrade. With the help of Joe Quesada, Mark Texiera and Marvel’s first African-American editor-writer, Christopher Priest, the Black Panther was in for the glow up of the century. This is the beginning of the Black Panther mythos we know and love today.
47 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Back to Wakanda
1973 saw Black Panther return to Wakanda, after a brief stint in the US with the Avengers, only to find his kingdom riven by infighting and sedition. Written by Don McGregor with art by Rich Buckler and Billy Graham, Panther's Rage picked up right where Stan Lee and Jack Kirby left off by presenting a counter to T’Challa’s crusade in America by establishing Wakanda, and the responsibilities that come with being a king, and the how those two worlds not only differ, but also struggle to coexist.
49 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
On April 2nd, 1966, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby debuted Marvel’s first Black super-hero, Black Panther, in the pages of Fantastic Four #52 - at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. In this premiere episode, host Nic Stone will deep dive into the complexities of his early adventures and how writers like Roy Thomas elevated the character beyond what readers had seen in a Marvel comic.
2 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
Extended Teaser | The History of Marvel Comics: Black Panther
Coming 2/14, An exploration into the comic book origins of Black Panther via conversations with the creators who have shaped T’Challa’s journey, a celebration of the Afro-Futurism of Wakanda, and the worldwide social impact of the character. Hosted by author Nic Stone. Learn more at Marvel.com/BlackPantherPodcast
2 minutes | Jan 28, 2022
Coming 2/14 - The History of Marvel Comics: Black Panther
An exploration into the comic book origins of Black Panther via conversations with the creators who have shaped T’Challa’s journey, a celebration of the Afro-Futurism of Wakanda, and the worldwide social impact of the character. Hosted by author Nic Stone.Learn more at Marvel.com/BlackPantherPodcast
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