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Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
A new era begins for the Black Panther! MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winning writer T-Nehisi Coates (BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME) takes the helm, confronting T'Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda 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 its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt--but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl! COLLECTING: BLACK PANTHER 1-4
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Carla
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Pickpick

Breathtaking art paired with powerful story and prose by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Quote in this image: “To get back, I must see things not as I feel them to be, but as they are.”
#psychology #tanehisicoates #blackpanther #avengers #comicbooks #graphicnovels #beautifulbooks

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actualdisneyprincess

I needed a little break from “When We Caught Fire,” which is only okay so far. #blackpanther #anationunderourfeet #tanehisicoates #marvelcomics

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derr.liz
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wingardiumfuriosa
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Pickpick

#ReadHarder2018: a comic written or drawn by a person of color. I agree with other reviews that Marvel shouldn't have marketed this as an entry point for new readers who came to the comics from the movie -- it's a nuanced, thoughtful dive into Wakandan politics and leadership that goes deeper than a newbie might be prepared to go. But for folks who know their comics lore, it's a great read.

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iread2much
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Pickpick

This book deals with a lot of backstory, which I don‘t have but explains well enough that I could follow along. It was a decent comic, but there was so much going on that it felt a bit underdeveloped. I do enjoy that the main question is: can a revolution that is supposed to be for the people by the people be founded on blood shed. I give this a 2.5/5. I‘m glad I read it, but happier I didn‘t buy it.

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the_hibernator
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I found this book confusing as it drops the reader into the middle of the action with no backstory. I don't know who I'm supposed to be rooting for, as every character seems to have good and bad characteristics. I am wondering if I missed too much being a Black Panther newbie (and really a newbie to superhero comics in general). But I will continue with the rest of the story with hopes that things will become more clear.

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Awk_Word_Smith
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this more. It was good enough to get me interested in Vol 2. A lot of time was spent on the psychology of a monarch and the psychology of a revolutionary. Hopefully it comes to a head on Vol 2.

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KGlibrarian
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Pickpick

Though the actual storyline was confusing in this version, I loved reading it because of the beautiful artwork and extras like a map of Wakanda, sketches, and a chronology of all the comics Black Panther appeared in. And the original 1961 Fantastic Four comic, in which he first appeared, is included in the back!

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Lauredhel
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Lauredhel
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Angitron
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Pickpick

I enjoyed the writing with this one, but I have to admit I initially found it confusing. Readers are dropped right into the middle of the action, and it isn‘t until the closer to the end of the comic that we‘re given a more (but not completely) fleshed out idea of what‘s going on. But I liked the storyline and the art, so I‘ll continue with the series!

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RachLovesTV
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Mehso-so

Unfortunately, there's too much established history and too many characters for a newbie to the Black Panther comics to follow. We're thrown into a story with little explanation, and no reason to root for one side over the other. Wakanda is in dire straights, and I have no clue how they got there, how T'Challa could possibly get out of it, or if I even want him to prevail. He's the hero, but I know very little about this comic version of him.

CindyE09 I tried to read this too as a Panther comic book newbie, but I had the same problems with lack of backstory and explanation. 2y
RachLovesTV @CindyE09 Glad it wasn't just me! I've hopped into other long-running titles at the start of a new run/new author and it's never been a problem before. Definitely a bummer. 2y
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cocomass
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Mehso-so

Finally finished this...and it was alright. As someone who saw the movie THREE TIMES in theater, I think it was hard for me to adjust to how dystopic Wakanda is in this volume. Plus you get plopped right in the middle of a conflict and have to kind of figure what‘s going on. That said, the writing and the IMAGES are both beautiful 😍🙅🏽‍♀️

#blacklitsy

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skyeharmony
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Mehso-so

[Book 7 of 2018] Okay, I hate to give this a so-so but I somehow found it both confusing and too slow. Will need to reread it before I continue the series, though, because now I've seen the movie and forgotten this. Sigh. (I'm behind a few months in posting)

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elizabethlk
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This isn't my favourite of the BP comics I have read so far, but still really good. The art was really pretty (particularly the scenery) and the story was incredibly intriguing. I loved seeing more of Aneka and Ayo after reading World of Wakanda. Looking forward to the next volume, but also to previous runs.

Heideschrampf By ta nahisi coates??! I didnt know he wrote comics now too. Awesomen (edited) 2y
elizabethlk @Heideschrampf Yep! He has been doing the most recent run of the core series of Black Panther, along with some work on World of Wakanda and BP and the Crew. You can tell he is new to both the medium and the genre, but it is still great stuff. 2y
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tjwill
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I love the connections between the characters and their home

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tjwill
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Beautiful artwork in this volume

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sparingqueen
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Mehso-so

I had a hard time rating this one. I am not a comic book fan, but I chose this to fulfill one of the #readharder challenges. I love the illustrations, they are colourful and rich in detail. I struggled with the story. This was my first exposure to the Black Panther, and I found the narrative hard to follow without knowing the backstory. That is why I gave it a so-so rating.

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moarbookspleaze
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⭐️⭐️⭐️

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moarbookspleaze
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I‘m ready to see the movie now.

2BR02B It's so good! I want to see it a second time. 2y
CaliforniaCay Yes!! I saw it a second time and I wanna see it a third!! 2y
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Phlamboyant

I loved him. But I wish he'd told me not just of the power of kings, but of the might of the people. I wish he'd warned me that they, too, have secrets. They, too, hold mysteries. They, too, possess a power all their own.

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Phlamboyant
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So it begins! I doubt I'll get as much in as I'd hoped this #comicthon, but I'm sure trying.

4thhouseontheleft I just finished the first volume! I didn‘t quite understand everything, but I liked the journey. 2y
UrsulaMonarch Love the 👂! 😊👶 I'm looking forward to making progress on this - got it on #hoopla ! 2y
Phlamboyant @4thhouseontheleft I didn't, either, but plan on doing some more background research. And it might help me if I do a reread without a nursing infant attempting somersaults in my lap. 2y
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Phlamboyant @UrsulaMonarch He was pretty cute once he nodded off. Most of my comicthon reading was only possible while nursing. 2y
4thhouseontheleft @Phlamboyant I have read a few Black Panther issues before (around the time when he married Storm and the Civil War issues). That helped, as did Google. The 2nd volume was much easier to follow, and I‘m definitely more invested in the story now! Oh, the days of reading while nursing! I remember them well! (edited) 2y
UrsulaMonarch @Phlamboyant I hear you! (I'm nursing right now!) 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
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“What I do, I do for a better country.”

The end justifies the means. Reminds me of: let‘s build a wall, so our country can be safer. Let‘s ban refugees, so our country can be safer.

Yeah...no.

#comicthon

AmyG Yep 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Loved this pointed line from the movie: “Wise men build bridges while fools build barriers.” 2y
4thhouseontheleft @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘m going to see the movie next weekend - can‘t wait! 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
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Ready to start #comicthon!!

Also received my #2018NFBE swap box yesterday!! Thank you @ElishaLovesBooks !! 🎉🎉🎉 @inwhichHeikereadsharder

ElishaLovesBooks Yay!! I‘m so happy it arrived!! 😊 2y
xicanti This is such a beautiful stack. 2y
Phlamboyant Oooh, Lumberjanes! So many comics (to pilfer from my daughter), so little time. 2y
heikemarie Lumberjanes, Black Panther, and #nfbe what could be better?! 2y
4thhouseontheleft @ElishaLovesBooks I can‘t wait to open it!! @xicanti Thanks! I barely made a dent, though. 😂 @Phlamboyant I pilfer from my daughter‘s shelved, too. She‘s the one that checked out the Lumberjane‘s. 😃😃 @inwhichHeikereadsharder it is quite perfect! 2y
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Phlamboyant
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Gearing up for #comicthon this weekend. Black Panther order has arrived, I've dipped into my daughter's collection for Moon Girl, and some impulse purchases (that had been collecting dust) are ready on standby. Are you planning on partaking?

xicanti Excellent! 2y
4thhouseontheleft I‘ll be reading Black Panther too! 2y
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SpiderGoddess
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Pickpick

This book continues long after where the movie left off. I'm loving where this series is taking me. Only one a night, though.... this is definitely one Series I am tempted to binge-read....

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SpiderGoddess
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Another distraction..... but how could I not...?

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rachelsbrittain
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You guys, I just got out of the Black Panther movie & it is amazing. By far one of the best superhero movies I've seen, from the acting to the set design. Just incredible. & I'm almost certain it has more prominent female characters than any other superhero movie (including Wonder Woman considering Themyscira is only briefly the focus). If you love comic book movies or are just looking for something really great to watch, go see Black Panther.

Chelleo I hope to see it next weekend! 2y
rachelsbrittain @Chelleo its so so so good! I would go see it again in a heartbeat! 2y
Liatrek This movie was fantastic!!! I can‘t wait to see it again. 2y
UrsulaMonarch Cannot WAIT to see it!!! 2y
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WhovianNerd
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It's always difficult to give graphic novels a full five stars because I always feel as though I'm entering the story in the middle without all the needed background information. One day I shall read all the connecting storylines and then I might be able to come back and change 4 stars to 5 stars.

Even feeling a little out of the loop, I still found this graphic novel engaging and entertaining. So I would call it a success.

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tjwill
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FREE on Kindle this weekend! I just saw the email and got it! I‘ve been wanting to read this one!

Mariposa_Bookworm We saw the movie last night! FANTASTIC! 2y
DGRachel Ooh, thanks for the heads up. I don‘t usually care for superhero comics, but free + Black Panther = irresistible! 2y
MarriedtoMrT Crazy! Snatched it up. Thanks for the heads up! 2y
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cocomass
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Binging this before the movie! #WakandaForever

#ReadingBlackout

riversong153 I saw it last night. I liked it. 2y
cocomass @riversong153 it was so good! 2y
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MisterWhitaker
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‪I've shared this pic before, but since I'm going to see #blackpanther tonight I thought it fitting to share again. ‬

#WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe is this little girl gets a chance to see her hero (& herself) on the big screen and that's beyond dope! I know she'll love it.‬

MidnightBookGirl We're going to see it tonight too! 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Mehso-so

Well, I‘m not usually one for superhero comics, and although I‘ve grown to love some new finds I‘ve found through Litsy.... I was just a little disappointed in this one, I so wanted to love it after seeing the movie previews, which look fantastic, but I have Vol 2 here also so hopefully it‘ll grow on me more as I get to know these characters more.

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2BR02B
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Next graphic reads! 🖤🖤🖤
#blackpanther #wesoexcited

Eyelit Yes!! 2y
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Matilda
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#riotgrams feb 5: royalty 👑

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shaddowhawke
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Mehso-so

This comic is visually gorgeous and definitely worth the read, but while it's book 1 in a new arc it drops you into the middle of a revolution with very little backstory. It has a lot of potential but definitely not a good starting point for those unfamiliar with the character. #readharder2018 #readingblackout

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Seekingtardis
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The cold that won‘t go away has me cuddled in bed today. So I‘ve got my awesome tea, good ol‘ water and my hoopla tbr pile of comics. Yay! #coldgoaway #comicsandcuddles #stayhydrated

BeckyandBooks Feel better soon! 2y
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janeycanuck
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Panpan

Confirmed that I do not like superhero comics. Stunning art, though.

#ReadHarder

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WanderingBookaneer
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Wow! Great job in January!! 2y
Andrew65 A great job! 👍 2y
britt_brooke Amazing! 2y
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dastevensish
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Pickpick

Zonked our way early last night but have thoroughly enjoyed my reading thus far this morning. #24in48

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cobwebmoth
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Pickpick

Second book completed! I felt like most of the book was setting up for further volumes. It was good, but it kind of jumped all over the place. I'm counting this as my comic by a POC for the #ReadHarder challenge. #24in48

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lauren.lerner
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Library #bookhaul — prepping for MCU‘s Black Panther release next month! #graphicnovel #diversereads

somebooksaround 🙌🙌🙌🙌 2y
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Shadowfat
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Pickpick

This feels like it's mostly an intro to Wakanda and the current political situation in the country. There wasn't a lot of action but I'm looking forward to see what happens in the next book.

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rachelsbrittain
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Starting this one in preparation for the Black Panther movie 🤗

mrozzz 😲👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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Laughterhp
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Mehso-so

This was my first Marvel Comic where a movie is actually coming out. (Ive read Squirrel girl and Ms. Marvel) And I actually didn‘t really enjoy it.. which makes me kind of nervous for the movie.. hopefully it‘s not the same!! 🤞🏻

#ReadHarderChallenge - Comic written by a person of color
#LetsGetGraphicWeekLongMarathon

Natasha.C.Barnes It is a totally different story line 2y
Laughterhp @Natasha.C.Barnes Oh great! Good to know! 😊 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess I used it for the same thing and had the same thoughts about it. 2y
OrangeMooseReads I had a hard time with this one too. My problem was I didn‘t know enough background on Black Panther 2y
Laughterhp @OrangeMooseReads Maybe that was part of the problem. All I knew about Black Panther was from the Marvel movie he was in.. Captain America Civil War? (I forget exactly) 2y
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BookInMyHands
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Mehso-so

I think I‘m more of a “book” graphic novel person. I feel lost with the magazine graphic novels. I don‘t know where to start in the series and then they are too short.

So, meh. I‘ll stick to books.

#Letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon

Bourriquet76 Not a comic book person, but I can‘t wait to see the movie. 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks I haven‘t read any of this series but like @Bourriquet76 I can‘t wait to see the movie. It looks so pretty! 2y
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Mimi28
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Starting a little late for the #Litsypartyofone

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keggergoldy
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Mehso-so

Bummer! It's obvious that Coates started the process of writing for Marvel not understanding the medium. What's troubling about this is how his collaborator explains the difficulty of following the story in volume 1 via some sort of unrefined genius. I'm sure the next volumes will be better, but I'm just having a hard time with how the company chose to spin "learning as he goes." The art is gorgeous, tho. #letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon

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keggergoldy
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Wondering if I should mention the invocation of the Orishas in my course this semester. #letsgetgraphicweeklongreadathon

kgriffith Definitely. 2y
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Downtonabbeyroad394
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Goodreads #8 A Comic Written Or Illustrated By A Person Of Color: