Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me is essential contemporary reading, so just the fact that he’s writing this series is enough to make it a must-read title. Add to that, Brian Stalfreeze’s exceptional line art and a dynamic color palette, and you’ve got an instant classic run. Coates’ story is thematically similar to the movie, exploring what it means to lead a powerful country, and by extension what it means to be a powerful country in a world of inequality. Welcome to T’Challa’s world, to Coates’, to ours. — From Joseph's picks
A new era for the Black Panther begins as the kingdom of Wakanda enters its final days! Award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates confronts T'Challa with dramatic upheaval in his homeland that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before. When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. As Zenzi, leader of The People, poisons the populace against their king, the former queen Shuri's spirit makes an uncanny journey through the Djalia, and a new Crew is formed! If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt - but can its monarch, one of a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!
COLLECTING: BLACK PANTHER 1-12