Black Panther: Who Is the Black Panther?

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Black Panther Who Is the Black Panther The Wakandan super hero is back with Hollywood heavyweight Reginald Hudlin House Party Boomerang and fan favorite John Romita Jr Wolverine Amazing Spider Man teaming up to deliver a new take on T Ch

  • Title: Black Panther: Who Is the Black Panther?
  • Author: Reginald Hudlin John Romita Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780785120483
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. The Back Panther is more than your standard superhero. He stands for something that has real world value beyond that of his comic book universe. He is a strong symbol of black pride and when he first appeared on the pages of a marvel issue in the sixties he was a symbol of the world beginning to move forward, a world ready to move beyond the horrors of slavery and the cultural aftermath that followed it. So who exactly is the Black Panther? He is a symbol of freedom and individuality; he is a sy [...]

    2. Who is the Black Panther? He's a bad motherut your mouth! The Black Panther is the ceremonial title for The King of Wakandan. He's more than just The King, he's the head cleric and head of everything else. Oh and he beat Captain America one on one before.This volume reinforced the notion I already had regarding The Black Panther, he is an odd character and his nation is confusing. The Wakandans are the most technologically advanced nation in the Marvel Universe and yet they still live in houses [...]

    3. Before seeing the Black Panther movie later this month I wanted to check out some of his comics. Unfortunately, just like with Guardians of the Galaxy, it seems that there is not a single good Black Panther run in existence. Christopher Priest's stuff is incomprehensible, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes a superhero comic equivalent of a science textbook, and Reginald Hudlin's run is the silliest thing I've read since the last time I tried to read a Stan Lee comic. Even worse, it doesn't have a lot to do [...]

    4. I love the concept of Blank Panther. He's the bad ass king of an African nation so advanced they've found the cure to cancer. He's so adept at fighting, he could take Captain America. He's a genius military strategist, benevolent leader, and he's intelligent. He's an awesome character if you're looking for a positive Black role model in the comic book medium.So why didn't I like the book? One name: Reginald Hudlin. The writer of "classics" such as House Party and Boomerang. While I appreciate th [...]

    5. This was a great introduction to Black Panther. With the movie coming out in a couple of weeks, I wanted to familiarize myself with his origin story. While this book does not follow the same plot as the one described in the movie, it does give a great introduction to Black Panther and Wakanda. I was pleasantly surprised by the artwork and definitely loved learning about all the characters. This installment in the Black Panther story is mainly focused on T'Challa and his rise to the throne in Wak [...]

    6. ​I've never acquired an emotional connection to the Black Panther as a solo character. That probably makes me suspect as a racist, and that's always a possibility a bleeding heart socialist should consider. Humbling.Maybe it's that I've never heard great praise for any of his solo runs. Maybe it's that his homeland is a cold intellectual paradise - not like Attilan with its stultifying politics, but the fact that Wakanda is so technologically superior that I always just assume there's little r [...]

    7. Oh man, if you're looking for a Black Panther comic book to read, I'd go with this one. Stuff happens, there's excitement, and there's just enough backstory to make sense of everything. This one delivers where the Coates book was a little bit of a letdown. Namely, I was introduced to the characters, the situation, and Wakanda like I didn't already know what was happening. Most of us probably occupy that space when it comes to the Panther, and if that's you, this is the book. The art is also by t [...]

    8. This is an excellent jumping in point for those (like me) who don’t know the character of Black Panther in the Marvel Universe at all. Reginald Hudlin (director of House Party) scripts a pretty decent introduction to the character. He’s like Captain America but for Africa, and dresses all in black sans shield. Unlike most superheroes who are vigilantes, Black Panther is the leader of his fictional African country Wakanda which is a self sustaining nation that is far more technologically adva [...]

    9. A stylized story of attempted invasions of Wakanda and the $h!t that rains down on the misguided fools that attempt it. My first Black Panther story, not my last!

    10. I was surprised at the vehemence of some of the bad reviews on . Some people really don't seem to like the writer, Reginald Hudlin, or this depiction of Black Panther at all. After reading the first 6 or so books, I understand their feelings, but I have to disagree overall with an easy dismissal. On the downside, this book is politically charged. Some sensitivity to race issues is to be expected with an African-American super hero, but there's an overall depiction of a world that is run by greed [...]

    11. I should have listened to the warnings.I decided recently that I wanted to give Black Panther a shot, mostly because I thought he looked cool. (Hey, this reasoning worked with Daredevil--couldn't it work again?) So I did some research to figure out which book I should try first, and, unfortunately, this one definitely wasn't at the top of most lists. But it's one of the few my library system happened to have, so it's what I went with.Reviews I'd read before diving into this book seemed to be rat [...]

    12. I was excited to read the v4 Black Panther with art by JR jr, but this volume was just a mess.The characterization was the worst. Everett has become a character-less stooge. If those were the Panther's Beloveds (and I'm not sure, they were two warrior women who never got explained), then they lost all their character too. The Black Knight is some sort of religious zealot. And Klaw is retconned into an assassin-for-hire?? However, the focus is also quite bad. In short, the Black Panther is almost [...]

    13. I read all kinds of books. One thing that has been true and remains true is some of the best stories are told through comics. I have to be honest though my opinion of this collection is completely bias. Black Panther is the greatest black super hero of all time (That ain’t hard to be in here but still). That was a little House Party reference because Reginald Hudlin wrote this collection and Nevermind At any rate Vol. 1 introduces you to the Black Panther and also Wakanda. The art is dope and [...]

    14. I liked this a lot more than I thought, in large part due to some great art by J.R. Jr. and Klaus Janson, great colors by Dean White. Thought I had read it years ago: perhaps it was only a chapter or two I read then. Mostly successful as a reintroduction of T'Challa with key villain Klaw.

    15. El primer número de este volumen es realmente bueno, la historia es narrada como si Klaw estuviera contando una historia sobre Wakanda, nos dan un poco contexto de la nación invencible.Los siguientes dos números se mantienen bien, vemos el pasado de T'challa y como es el gobierno de Wakanda.De ahí´en fuera la historia se vuelve genérica, todo sucede muy rápido y no da tiempo a que nos preocupemos de verdad por lo que está pasando. Los personajes sufren más porque no hay desarrollo, todo [...]

    16. A quick read as an entree to the film screening tomorrow. The first issue gives a pretty good short overview of the history of the character, although the rest of the arc spends far too little time answering its own question. Meandering off through US politics, mercenaries, and hitherto unknown factions, the finale builds towards an army of undead cyborgs. Really. The main reason this has landed on so many "essential Black Panther" lists is undoubtedly John Romita Jr's art, which is brutally flu [...]

    17. Enjoyed reading about a developed African country not willing to share their technological advances with uncivilised Western countries.

    18. I've always been a Black Panther fan but, before reading this comic for the first time, I've never read any of it's solo adventure.What I liked the most about this one is that, in it's fist issue, we are told the story of the Black Panther and Wakanda. Throughout the rest we still have more of it's mithology and explanations in a very nice way of telling. I already knew many of Black Panther's origin and mithology before reading this for the first time, but this comic resumes everything in a way [...]

    19. A very enjoyable read! It's interesting to think about Black Panther as a character while reading this volume which re-works the original story, which originally appeared in the Fantastic Four series during the 1960's. Here, Black Panther has an origin story all his own, and a powerful one at that.Black Panther, also named T'Challa, is the leader of a sovereign African nation, Wakanda. Wakanda is home to powerful technology beyond the imagination of man. Black Panther's rule is stable and prospe [...]

    20. I've been trying to get into Black Panther for months, and this collection finally did it for me. A brief summary (no spoilers!): T'Challa usurps his uncle as the Black Panther, political, spiritual, and military leader of the African nation of Wakanda. Mercernary Ulysses Klaw (grandson of a Belgian colonist), the man who murdered T'Chaka, former Black Panther, strikes a deal with a coalition of villains--they will invade Wakanda, kill the Black Panther, and open it's untapped resources to the W [...]

    21. I'm a huge Black Panther fan. He's certainly in my top 5. And why not? He's a total badass and Wakanda is all kinds of awesome. The scarcity of BP comics around where I live is one of the primary reasons I just signed up for Marvel Unlimited. I'd been dying to read this comic for years and immediately dug in. I gotta say, it was a bit disappointing. My issue is the writing. It had a couple gems in there-actually in hindsight, those were all name drops of other Marvel characters (which almost alw [...]

    22. Almost 3.5 stars because I have a soft spot for heroes that operate at human levels of power.With this re-imagined version of the Black Panther I saw some interesting parallels with Lee Falk's Phantom character. Both of the heroes are based in Africa and both are personae, the role of which is taken up by the individual in their family best suited for the position. Also, a lot of the power of the character is based on the legends of past exploits (i.e. very few local inhabitants will ever go up [...]

    23. What started off as a really amazing depiction of Wakanda's military and economic prowess, ended in an ill-contrived cluster of mediocrity. The set up was terrific, but the defenses of present day Wakanda weren't nearly as impenetrable as shown in T'Chaka's regime. In fact, it was non-existent. And there was nothing to indicate how advanced the city has become since then. The writing really went downhill after the 2nd issue. I'm also not a fan of Klaw, but I favored Priest's interpretation of th [...]

    24. My experience with the Black Panther is largely limited to where he has shown up in other comics, and this is the first of his solo books I have read. I more or less knew his origin story, though his powers have always been somewhat ill-defined. This did little to help with that, and just depicted him as an isolationist ruler with little regard for the outside world surrounded by corrupt counties trying to take advantage of him and his country. There are zero likable characters presented here, a [...]

    25. While Reginald Hudlin's "Who is the Black Panther" isn't the best Black Panther story I've ever read, it's also not half-bad either. My biggest kvetch about the story is that it doesn't really explore T'Challa's character much at all. Instead of focusing on the Black Panther, the story focuses on Wakanda as a whole.That said, this book is really good at world-building. We get to see Wakanda at various points in history and see how the modern-ish world (it's not crystal clear where this story tak [...]

    26. This was my first foray into comic books (graphic novels?) and I am glad I started with the Black Panther series. I love the way that Wakanda becomes a sort of utopian African nation, the type of nation that could happen were it not for colonialism. I love the discussion of social issues like racism, imperialism, sexism, patriarchy, and the pressure that gifted Black people feel when we seemingly (and in the Black Panther's case, in reality) have to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders [...]

    27. This was all fine. Here, as in the Priest version (and the Inhumans), the United States was set up as a rapacious enemy, which is unusual. It's a pretty standard story and it's not really clear where any of it is going. As a bonus, we get the two-part Fantastic Four where the Black Panther was originally introduced. It's a really weird story. Black Panther fights the Fantastic Four to prove he can defeat Klaw. Not only are the Fantastic Four much more powerful than Klaw but fighting one teaches [...]

    28. I read the reviews prior to picking this up, but decided to give it a go anyway. Some of the complaints about Hudlin's writing were understandable, if not misdirected. This is a really fun book. No two ways about it. Action, adventure, character and calamity, development, tension, tongue-in-cheek humor -- it's actually quite enjoyable.Toss in JRJR's gorgeous lines, and you have a perfect recipe. Far more enjoyable than the initial Christopher Priest collection (the first 7 issues notwithstanding [...]

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