Whose Black Panther? The Politics and History of the Comic and Film


#BlackPanther #Marvel #Disney

Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs of the iMWiL! crew joined the iMWiL! crew in our collaboration with Netfa Freeman of WPFW’s Voices With Vision for this wide-ranging, powerful discussion of his new book: Marvel’s Black Panther: A Comicbook Biography, From Stan Lee to Ta-Nehisi Coates.  We discussed, among much else, the history of comics, White writers of Black heroes, the politics of popularity, entertainment and art, African sovereignty, Black nationalism and, of course, the specific history of The Black Panther comic from its humble origins to 21st century pop spectacle.   This is must listen liberated masses media right here!*

*February 18, 2018

More on the episode:

Academics In Cars #1: Marvel/Disney’s Black Panther

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Jared A. Ball is a Professor of Communication and Africana Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. and author of The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power (Palgrave, 2020, 2nd Edition Coming Spring 2023). Ball is also host of the podcast “iMiXWHATiLiKE!”, co-founder of Black Power Media which can be found at BlackPowerMedia.org, and his decades of journalism, media, writing, and political work can be found at http://www.imixwhatilike.org
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