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Darowski, Joseph J. (Hg.): The Ages of the Black Panther. Essays on the King of Wakanda in Comic Books. Jefferson: McFarland, 2020. (226 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4766-7522-0
BibTeX citation key: Darowski2020
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Keywords: "Black Panther", Collection of essays, Superhero, USA
Creators: Darowski
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson)
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Abstract
Black Panther was the first black superhero in mainstream comic books, and his most iconic adventures are analyzed here. This collection of new essays explores Black Panther’s place in the Marvel universe, focusing on the comic books. With topics ranging from the impact apartheid and the Black Panther Party had on the comic to theories of gender and animist imagery, these essays analyze individual storylines and situate them within the socio-cultural framework of the time periods in which they were created, drawing connections that deepen understanding of both popular culture and the movements of society. Supporting characters such as Everett K. Ross and T’Challa’s sister Shuri are also considered. From his creation in 1966 by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee up through the character’s recent adventures by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze, more than fifty years of the Black Panther’s history are addressed.

Table of Contents

Joseph J. Darowski: Preface (1)

Liam T. Webb: The “Secret Origin” of the Black Panther: Literary and Historical Sources of Inspiration (5)
Cathy Leogrande: Breaking (Some) Ground While Dodging Politics: How Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Started a Legend (20)
Charles W. Henebry: A Tale of Two Panthers: T’Challa and the Black Panther Party for ­Self-Defense (36)
Christopher Maverick: Wakanda Forever! (Except for That One Time…): The Black Panther Party, Apartheid and the Brief Identity Crisis of the Black LEOPARD?!? (64)
José Alaniz: Wakanda Speaks: Animals and Animacy in “Panther’s Rage” (76)
Burton P. Buchanan, Ivon Alcime and Carlos D. Morrison: Fighting the Long War Against the Klan: The Black Panther as a Symbol of ­Self-Defense and Social Justice (99)
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns: The Shadow of Apartheid: Analyzing Peter Gillis’ Run in the 1980s (113)
John Darowski: The King of Wakanda and the Emperor of the Useless White Boys: Race and Gender in Christopher Priest’s Black Panther (125)
Peter W.Y. Lee: An Initiative for a More Fantastic Union: Prowling Around the PATRIOT Act (149)
Daniel J. Bergman: Secret Invasions, Lost Technology and 21st Century Learning Skills: How Black Panther Saved Wakanda Using the “Four C’s” (166)
Hollie FitzMaurice: Gender in Wakanda: Exploring Intersectionality and ­Hyper-Sexualization in Princess Shuri’s Tenure as Black Panther (182)
Matthew Brake: Black Panther, Namor and Mimetic Violence in Jonathan Hickman’s New Avengers (193)
Julian C. Chambliss: A Different Nation: Continuing a Legacy of Decolonization in Black Panther (204)

About the Contributors (221)
Index of Terms (225)


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