#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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 😍🙅🏽♀️
[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)
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.
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.
So it begins! I doubt I'll get as much in as I'd hoped this #comicthon, but I'm sure trying.
“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.
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?
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.
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.
FREE on Kindle this weekend! I just saw the email and got it! I‘ve been wanting to read this one!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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