In this episode, Curt and Kevin must brave a foreign world of influence, intrigue and insurrection as they discuss Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, collecting the first four issues of the new Marvel Comics title by MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze.
The once-invincible African nation of Wakanda has fallen on hard times, and so has its superhero king, T’Challa, the Black Panther. A rebel group led by a mysterious duo has fueled a violent uprising, taking many Wakandan lives. And to make matters worse, two of T’Challa’s elite bodyguards have launched a rebellion of their own!
Will our melancholy monarch watch helplessly as his beloved country falls to the forces of terrorism and political unrest? Or can this plagued and pestered panther persevere against his opponents and ascend to that hallowed throne of comic book stories known as … The Comics Canon?
Things Discussed in This Episode:
- The Black Panther as a DC Comics character
- New Avengers, Infinity, and Avengers vs. X-Men
- Black Panther: The Man Without Fear
- Is rain yoga a thing?
- Henry Dumas’ “Root Song”
- The Black Panther as Hamlet
- We unveil a new segment!
- Two universes enter—one universe leaves!