Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet


Black Panther Vol 1

Publisher: Marvel
Released: September 13th 2016
Received: Marvel Unlimited
Issues: Black Panther 1-4
Rating: 3 kitty rating


Black Panther is an amazing character from the Country of Wakanda, a nation which Marvel made up. I’ve always been drawn to the culture shown in Wakanda; it’s a beautiful and fascinating blend of tech and tradition. In A Nation Under Our Feet we see that balance at risk, with the nation at war with itself.

Spoiler Warning

I would like to state that I am a huge fan of Black Panther/T’Challa. I first saw him in the Avengers animated series a few years back, and I was immediately drawn to his character. Needless to say that I was insanely excited when I saw that he was getting his own series. Unfortunately I think this series may be better suited to die-hard fans of Black Panther, as even knowing more than the basic about his character, I had little idea about what was going on.

We’re thrown right into the mix of things; with the series starting with Wakanda already in peril. I don’t know the cause of this, but I can only assume it was started in one of Black Panther’s many earlier appearances. Because of this lost context I found it very difficult to immerse myself into the story, like I would have preferred to do.

There were some highlights to the first volume that are worth noting. For one thing the art is absolutely stunning. There were also a large number of interesting characters introduced (okay, they clearly had been introduced sooner, and I totally missed out on a lot of backstory for them, but I’m still counting this as a plus).

I think this series would have held my attention much more effectively had I understood what was going on from the beginning. I think I’ll probably continue to read the series, if nothing else than to see if it becomes more clear with time (plus like I said, I like some of the characters they’ve introduced).



About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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