Too Heavy A Mantle

Marvel has had a string of victories, lately, in the Diversity War.  Ms. Marvel, with its plucky heroine Kamala Khan, has been an unqualified success, both commercially and critically.  The Ultimates continue to plow deeper into the regions of Ditko Space with nary a white male among the crew.  Jane Foster is still doing a bang up job as The Mighty Thor. Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new Black Panther is showing real promise and Power Man and Iron Fist hit the ground running and hasn’t looked back.  But the title that had…

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T’Challa Reigns…But does He Rule?

 Black Panther is finally returning with his own monthly title (again) and Marvel has been hyping the event pretty seriously.   No small wonder.  They brought in Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic to Pen the Panther’s comeback  and Brian Stelfreeze to handle the pencils and inks.  With an African American creative team at the helm it appears that Marvel are serious this time around.  Serious about putting out a quality title and serious about doing right by the African American community in general and comic readers of color in particular. Besides…

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