It’s that time again. The UV, both A and B, is high. The pollen’s flying. The sun is shining. And everywhere the summer lists are in bloom. So I have a list of comics that might go well with that public radio-recommended salad or be just the thing […]
At The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about his current run on Black Panther, the prominence of female characters, feminism and the role of criticism. “The feminist critique is in the air now. If my rendition of Black Panther wasn’t created by that critique, it breathed the same air. […]
The Art of Darian is doing some very interesting Black Panther art, from magazine covers featuring T’Challa (aka, Black Panther) to Wakandan currency to portraying T’Challa addressing the UN on C-Span. (via @profmdwhite)
The Washington Post has a transcript of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints creator Gene Luen Yang’s speech at the 2014 National Book Festival Gala. “We’re afraid of writing characters different from ourselves because we’re afraid of getting it wrong. We’re afraid of what the Internet might […]
The trailer for White Scripts And Black Supermen: Black Masculinities In Comic Books, a documentary directed by Jonathan Gayles. And there are some extended interviews at the documentary’s YouTube Channel.
“Fear of a Black Panther: Part One” is the excellent first part of an examination of Panther’s Rage: “a classic 13 part super-hero story that predated the ‘adult’ stylings of Watchmen & the Dark Knight Returns by over a decade. [It} was a dark, dense American super-hero comic […]