Pretty Much Pop #146: Black Panther Films and Comics

Perhaps alone in the Marvel Universe, Black Panther is taken seriously as a political statement, both in the content of its stories and in how the films are produced. Wakanda purports to present an alternate historical condition of Africa had it not been colonized.

Mark, Lawrence Ware, Anthony LeBlanc, and Viola Burlew discuss the comics and films, getting into the political ideas, the social function, the heroic character, and the unique challenge of making the film when the main actor has died.

For more information, we recommend The History of Marvel Comics: Black Panther and Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast.

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