It's hard to belive that it's been almost 50 years since Kirby and Lee unveiled T'challa, T'chaka and Wakanda -- along with its Vibranium mines -- in the pages of Fantastic Four #52 & #53 -- but it has! And now, Black Panther is getting a high concept reboot -- accompanied by a massive promotional push. The real coup here was recruiting Ta-Nehisi Coates as the writer for the first story arc (and beyond, maybe?). Check out this preview offered by The Atlantic, and then, while you're at it, consider setting off a block of time to read the article that put Coates on the map, The Case for Reparations, written for The Atlantic two years ago.
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This has fuelled quite a bit of discussion, and deservedly so. Perhaps you'd like to join in the conversation....
Prior to the publication of this work, Coates was perhaps best known for his lengthy article in The Atlantic, "The Case for Reparations," which can be read in its entirety, HERE.