Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Ta-Nehisi Coates on ‘Black Panther’ and Creating a Comic That Reflects the Black Experience | VICE | United States

Ta-Nehisi Coates on ‘Black Panther’ and Creating a Comic That Reflects the Black Experience | VICE | United States


I'm black. I'm from West Baltimore. I've lived in black communities all my life; it's the experience I know. I can't help but pull from that. It's a part of me, but I think the notion that by writing out of an African American experience, it necessarily means no one else will want to see it—that's probably a false dichotomy. So, I would say: "Yes, it is 'for us,'" but in the course of being 'for us,' it becomes for everyone.
Picked up my Black Panter #1 today. Initial reaction after a quick read is: that's quite good; I'm ready for #2. I'll go back over it and follow the link mentioned in the Letters Page (www.marvel.com/blackpantheradditionalreading) to learn more about the background of the characters -- this is all pretty new to me and I suspect a some panels have more significance than I picked up on in the first pass. The characters and the setting are intriguing though, am eager to see where Coates takes the story ...



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