Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1
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Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1


A new era begins for the Black Panther! MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates ( Between the World and Me )takes the helm, confronting T'Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before. When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt--but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!

Collecting: Black Panther 1-4, Fantastic Four 52

Title:Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:144 pages

    Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1 Reviews

  • Anne
    Dec 14, 2016

    T'Challa!I wanted to like this so much, but it was a snooze-fest that took me several days to read. The art was beautiful, lush, and vibrant...which was in stark contrast to the flaky, boring, dried o...

  • Keith
    Oct 15, 2016

    Depending on how well you know Black Panther -- and I mean not just the character, but every run on the character and every time he appears in another Marvel comic and, in fact, every time a reference...

  • Jan Philipzig
    Dec 28, 2016

    With its critical, abstract, ambitious reflections on the history and ideology of Black Panther comics, Black Panther: A Nation under Our Feet might have worked as an academic essay. As the superhero ...

  • Sam Quixote
    Jan 05, 2017

    I’ve read some Black Panther comics before this but I’m definitely not that familiar with the character and I’m guessing almost 100% of readers coming to this book are gonna be in the same boat....

  • David Schaafsma
    Sep 28, 2016

    I read the individual issues of this volume (the best-selling comic of the year?) as they came out. Why? Because I loved Between the World and Me and because he had just been awarded a MacArthur and--...

  • Matthew Quann
    Oct 08, 2016

    After being highly impressed with Between the World and Me, the last thing I expected was Ta-Nehisi Coates to headline a Marvel comic. But Black Panther is a great fit as Coates' digs into some headie...

  • Tori (InToriLex)
    Sep 18, 2016

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori LexThese four issues introduce us to Wakanda in chaos, while T'challa struggles to be a leader who has to balance the use of his sword with the use of his intell...

  • Sesana
    Sep 30, 2016

    Super expositiony, yet largely compelling. ...

  • Paul
    Jan 31, 2017

    I'll be honest, this story didn't really grab me. I felt there was too much set-up and too little payoff. Maybe the next volume will get the balance right; I'm certainly going to give it the chance.St...

  • Naz (Read Diverse Books)
    Sep 28, 2016

    Book 1 only has 4 issues, which is rather short for a collection. The story is still being set up and will eventually go somewhere exciting, I'm sure. But for now, it's a lot of speeches and setting u...

About Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a senior editor for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues for and the magazine. He is the author of the 2008 memoir The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. His book Between the World and Me, released in 2015, won the National Book Award for Nonfiction. Coates received the MacArthur Foundatio