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Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther Paperback – June 3, 2009

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About the Author

Aaron McGruder is the creator of "The Boondocks comic strip, soon to be a network television show, and author of the national bestseller "A Right to Be Hostile.
Reginald Hudlin is the director of eight films, including "House Party, "Boomerang, and "Bebe's Kids.
Kyle Baker is the author of five classic graphic novels, and his illustrations have appeared in publications nationwide.

Over his 30-year career, Klaus Janson has brought to life such characters as Batman, Punisher, Daredevil, and Spawn. This book is the culmination of theories learned and applied while teaching at the famed School of Visual Arts for the last 11 years. Janson lives in New York City. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel Books; First Edition edition (June 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785136592
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785136590
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,268,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I got this because I'm a Black Panther fan, and also because I'm a big John Romita Jr. fan. Klaus Jansen inks JRJR like no one else can, and for my money, no one else should ink his pencils. The artwork here is very good - but lacking something for me. I was trying to figure out why, and I think the book is too dark. Not in storyline, but just in coloring. The older versions if Black Panther have his suit almost a blue color, with lots of heavy darks and line work. This gives him a depth and shows off the artistic touches much better than trying to keep him all dark with grays/blacks. JRJR's linework needs to be seen, otherwise his style becomes too blocky and sparse, like cardboard cutouts. The rest of the book is gorgeous, but when it comes to the main character, that's who I wanted to see tricked out in JRJR's style.

The plot was the best in the history of Black Panther yet. It was nice to have him in his country of origin, instead of finding reasons to bring him to big cities via silly plot twists. I found the tech a little overdone and unexplained, and also the villian was boring and not only named after Inspector Gadget's arch enemy, he had the same gimmicky hand.

A solid book for a character that needed it by a good team.

Look for the animated series on Netflix or DVD - because it's cooler than the book, and I think JRJR's pics came out better in that format. Plus, Captain America's scene figures in much more in the animated series than his too brief treatment here.
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This graphic novel was the first Black Panther book I've ever read. I read a 4-issue miniseries a long time ago, but it didn't leave much of an impression on me because I've forgotten what the story was even about(I think it was about someone, a cop I think, named Casper Cole taking on the role of Black Panther and fighting corruption on the streets in America). Needless to say, it was not the classic Black Panther that this story is about. This Black Panther, T'Challa of Wakanda(a small independent country in Africa that is both a tribal and simultaneously more technologically advanced nation than any other in the world), is WAY different and MUCH cooler! I have read books with T'Challa in them before, but never one where he was the central character of the story. And what a heck of a story it is.

The story is an origin story and a suspenseful, political, action-thriller about revenge and power - those who have it, and those who want it. I won't go into the details of the plot, so don't worry, no spoilers here. What I will do is comment on the quality of the story in both the writing and the artwork.

First, the writing. Reginald Hudlin, coming from the movie industry, does a nice job in weaving together a history for both the Black Panther and the nation of Wakanda, while telling an intriguing action-thriller that moves at a fast pace which rarely lets up. His movie-making influence can be felt here in the best possible way. His history makes for an excellent transition into telling this story in a wonderfully cinematic fashion. You could see this as a movie quite easily. In fact, Marvel Knights DID make this into an animated movie/motion comic. This leads me to the artwork.

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The Black Panther was created in a late-60s fit of conscience. Marvel Comics writers wanted to add a black hero to the roster; they saw a news item about some "Black Panther" group scaring white people in California. Boom: The new character had a name, albeit instead of protesting racism in America, he was the superpowered king of a wealthy African kingdom.

Hudlin has taken a second-tier character and made him fascinating. In his new Panther mythos, the Panther's Wakanda is constantly under siege from arrogant (white) would-be conquerers. One of them, The Klaw, is trying to avenge the shame of his South African forefather, who tried and failed to conquer the Wakandans. He draws blood. He gives the Panther an epic challenge on his home turf. It's a thrilling story that could be turned into a Will Smith vehicle tomorrow. But maybe they'd blow it! Romita's art elevates the story and the action the way some bland CGI never could.
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This is a quintessential reboot of the Black Panther Character. This brings Wakanda, and The former avenger to the forefront of political and international intrigue. The books ties the past and present together and shows why T'Challa could be a first string character.
This book could very easily translate into a movie. A fun read for a character who is so often ignored.
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I like Black Panther, I have few feelings about this story: it's forgettable and not super engaging. The art is good though. I'm hoping the next one is better or I may be done with this run.
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