Penguin Classics Black Panther
Penguin Classics Black Panther

Black Panther

By Don McGregor

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Publication Date: June 14, 2022

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Illustrated throughout, The Penguin Classics Marvel Collection presents specially curated comic book anthologies of the origin stories, seminal tales, and characters of the Marvel Universe to explore Marvel’s transformative and timeless influence on an entire genre of fantasy.

A Penguin Classics Marvel Collection Edition

It is impossible to imagine American popular culture without Marvel Comics. For decades, Marvel has published groundbreaking visual narratives that sustain attention on multiple levels: as explorations of the relationship between power and responsibility; as metaphors for the experience of difference and otherness; as meditations on the pain of adolescence and the fluid nature of identity; as examinations of the meaning, and limits, of patriotism; as ironic juxtapositions of the cosmic and the quotidian; as resources for the understanding of political and social history; and as high watermarks in the artistic tradition of American cartooning. For the first time, these classic stories of some of the most iconic super heroes in the history of American comics are Penguin Classics.

As Black Panther and the leader of the hidden African nation of Wakanda, King T’Challa combines the legendary stealth of his namesake with the strength and intelligence to overcome his adversaries while earning the trust of his people. This anthology includes the Panther’s 1966 origin story by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and the critically-acclaimed “Panther’s Rage” from the character’s 1970s solo series, by Don McGregor, Rich Buckler and Billy Graham; both series were produced during a turbulent moment in America’s struggle for civil rights, and reflect that struggle in different ways. The introduction offers fresh insight into the thematic development of the Black Panther, along with the social and cultural influences that shape the world he inhabits.

About the Author

Stan Lee (1922– 2018) and artist Jack Kirby made comic book history in 1961 with The Fantastic Four #1. Lee oversaw the creations for over a decade before handing over the editorial reins at Marvel to others. Jack Kirby (1917-1994) cocreated with Joe Simon Captain America in 1940. Over the next decade, Kirby and Lee would introduce new characters that formed the foundation of the Marvel Universe. Don McGregor, Rich Buckler, Billy Graham; Nnedi Okorafor’s works include Who Fears Death, the Binti novella trilogy, and Lagoon. She has written Black Panther and Wakanda Forever. Qiana J. Whitted is Professor at the University of South Carolina and Chair of the International Comics Forum. Ben Saunders is a professor of English at the University of Oregon and has also curated several museum exhibitions of comics art.

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 416 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Publication Date: June 14, 2022

ISBN: 9780143135814

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