On December 21, 2016, Jacqueline Craig, a black woman living in Fort Worth, Texas, called 911 to report that a white, male neighbor was choking her seven-year-old son, allegedly in retaliation for the child littering on his lawn.
On Tuesday morning, the finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards (the Oscars of sci-fi and fantasy writing) were announced by the World Science Fiction. Unsurprisingly, collected volumes of Marvel’s critically acclaimed Black Panther and Ms. Marvel series were both nominated for Best Graphic Story.
The King of Wakanda doesn’t necessarily seem like a superhero in need of restorative treatment. In the Marvel Universe, he’s the ruler of the most advanced nation on Earth, along with being a multi-disciplinary genius. But, in the newest Black Panther comics, both T’Challa and the nation he reigns over have internal…
It’s always a delight to hear a creator enthusiastically discuss their work, but when said creator is Ta-Nehisi Coates, one of the most talented writers in America, talking about his work on Black Panther, one of the most hotly anticipated Marvel series around? It’s doubly delightful.
It’s 2 A.M. on March 20 in France and Ta-Nehisi Coates is not sleeping. “I’m up learning to make maps so I can make one of Wakanda, believe it or not.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze’s Black Panther is one of our most anticipated comics of the year, and it’s looking so good. We’ve had teases of Stelfreeze’s art already, but now The Atlantic has a first look at the series ahead of its release in April, as well as an interview with Coates. Well worth the read!
Today is apparently a day large enough to contain not one, but two different reveals for T’Challa, the Black Panther. In a column for the Atlantic, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates has given us our first scintillating look at Brian Stelfreeze’s art for his Black Panther series, and Black Panther has never looked so good.
Was Star Trek: First Contact really the best Star Trek movie? Ta-Nehisi Coates thinks so, and he’s making a really strong case for it on Twitter right now, in response to our unfortunate oversight in leaving it off our list of time-travel movies. His thoughts on Picard’s arc are well worth reading.
Over at the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about having just read Joe Haldeman's The Forever War, which he now considers one of his top ten novels of all time. In singing the praises of Haldeman's classic war novel, Coates also advances an idea that the best works in any genre are ones that transcend that genre, or…