Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Coverage of Ta-Nehisi Coates & Brian Stelfreeze’s Black Panther


The news dropped on September 22, 2015, that Ta-Nehisi Coates would pen and Brian Stelfreeze would draw Marvel's Black Panther series. Not surprisingly, a wide range of media began covering the news that Coates was moving into the world of comic books. 

I've been tracing the coverage of Coates's works for a while now. In 2012, I actually thought the coverage (14 articles) of Coates's "Fear of a Black President" was outstanding. Back then, I had no idea what coverage for his "The Case for Reparations" would look like and then the coverage of Between the World and Me.

The coverage of Black Panther extends the bibliographic work that I've been doing. The process has also allowed me to become aware of several comic book commentators and venues.

The following list, of course, is not exhaustive. I'll continue updating.  

2016
• July 11: Chris Sprouse Roars onto Black Panther - TJ Dietsch - Marvel
• June 30: Black Panther #3 (Marvel Comics) - Kit - The Lost Light House
• June 29: Black Panther #3 - Jideobi Odunze - Geeked Out Nation
• June 29: Black Panther #3 - Jeremy Radick - Nerdsunchained
• June 29: Best Shots Review: BLACK PANTHER #3 - David Pepose - Newsarama
• June 4: Ta-Nehisi Coates Apologizes for "Black Panther" #3 Shipping Delays - Brenda McGurik - Comic Book Resources
• May 20: Run the Jewels Get Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther Cover - Matthew Strauss - Pitchfork
• May 19: Ta-Nehisi Coates's Black Panther is superhero success story - Alison Flood - The Guardian
• May 16: Best Shots Reviews: Black Panther #2 - Robert Reed - Newsarama
• May 16: Ta-Nehisi Coates's Black Panther is the year's best-selling comic - Abraham Riesman - Vulture 
• May 16: Black Panther #2 - Marykate Jasper - Comic Book Resources
• May 13: Black Panther #2 Opens Dialogues Without Bolstering Opinions -  Arpad Okay - Doom Rocket
• May 13: Coates & Stelfreeze's "Black Panther" #1 Tops April's Direct Market Sales Charts - Stephen Gerding - Comic Book Resources
• May 13: Black Panther Is The Best Selling Comic In April 2016 - Rich Johnston - Bledding Cool
• May 12: Ta-Nehisi Coates talks everything that makes Black Panther cool - Rob Dean - A. V. Club
• May 12: Ta-Nehisi Coates Explores His Vision For Wakanda Backed By Run The Jewels  - Kieran Shiach - Comics Alliance
• May 12: Is Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther Too Opaque to Love? - Alexander Jones - Comics Beat
• May 11: Black Panther #2 - Jideobi Odunze - Geeked Out Nation
• May 11: Review: BLACK PANTHER #2 - Allen Thomas - Comicosity
• May 8: In Light Of Civil War, Black Panther #1 Sells For $20, Even Though Marvel Printed Over 300,000 Of Them - Rich Johnston - Bleeding Cool
• May 5: T’Challa stands up for his people in Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther #2 - Oliver Sava - A.V. Club
• May 5: Why Black Panther’s Debut in Captain America: Civil War Is So Important - Eliana Dockterman - Time
• May 4: Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet - Dan Wickline - Bleeding Cool
• May 3: Ta-Nehisi Coates to Narrate 'Black Panther' Marvel Recaps - Borys Kit - The Hollywood Reporter
• April 26: Son of the Black Panther - Jonathan W. Gray - New Republic
• April 14: Where Does Black Panther Fall on the Prose-to-Comics Learning Curve? - Shea Hennum - Paste
• April 14: In praise of trying to like Ta-Nehisi Coates’ mediocre Black Panther #1 - Noah Berlatsky - Random Nerds
• April 13: Love, Duty and Politics: Ta-Nehisi Coates Takes on Marvel’s Black Panther - Jason Johnson - The Root
• April 12: Black Panther, Marvel's First Black Superhero, Is Now the Star of the Year's Most Important Comic - Joshua Rivera - GQ
• April 11: Marvel's Black Panther, Wakandan Colors and the Forgotten Warrior - Joseph Phillip Illidge - Comic Book Resources
• April 10: Black Panther’s artist and editor on diversity in comics and relaunching the iconic superhero  - Anthony Ha - Tech Crunch 
• April 9: Black Panther #1 Review - Brian Cronin - Comic Book Resources
• April 8: Black Panther Is Back And - Martha Thomases - ComicMix
• April 8: How Coates, Smith, and Other Celebs Learned to Write Comic Books - Abraham Riesman - Vulture 
• April 8: The Battle for Wakanda Begins - Alexander Jones - The Comics Beat
• April 8: Ta-Nehisi Coates' 'Black Panther' Rules - Giaco Furino - The Creators Project
• April 8: Black Panther #1 And Empress #1 Sell Out - Rich Johnston - Bleeding Cool
• April 8: Coates’ 'Black Panther' Comic Book is Already Winning - Sydney Scott - Essence
• April 8: Ta-Nehisi Coates's Black Panther review - Isaac Butler - The Guardian 
• April 7: Everything you need to know before reading Black Panther - Charles Pulliam-Moore - Fusion
• April 7: Black Panther #1: The Dora Milaje Come Center Stage - L. E. H. Light - Black Nerd Problems 
• April 7: Coates’s Black Panther: A Powerful Symbol for the Black Lives Matter Generation - Stereo Williams - The Daily Beast
• April 7: Ta-Nehisi Coates' 'Black Panther' a Smart Take on Classic Hero - Abby Olcese - Sojourners
• April 6: Review: Black Panther #1 - Allen Thomas - Comicosity
• April 6: Black Panther and Ta-Nehisi Coates: What You Need To Know About These Two? - Maria Lileth Abejuela - The Bitbag
• April 6: Ta-Nehisi Coates' 'Black Panther': 5 Comic Runs to Help Understand the New Storyline - Graeme McMillan - The Hollywood Reporter
• April 6: Ta-Nehisi Coates Hopes 'Black Panther' Will Be Some Kid's 'Spider-Man' - NPR
• April 6: More from Ta-Nehisi Coates on Black Panther - Evan Narcisse - TMI
• April 6: Ta-Nehisi Coates Annotates His Black Panther Debut - Abraham Riesman - Vulture 
• April 6: Coates & Stelfreeze's "Black Panther" #1 Teases the Return of a Major Character - Meagan Damore - Comic Book Resources
• April 6: Ta-Nehisi Coates: 'Politics Are in the Background' for 'Black Panther' Reboot - Sameer Rao - Colorlines
• April 6: Marvel's New Black Panther Comic Will Surely Attract Hip Hop Fans - William Ketchum III - HipHopDX
• April 6: Marvel’s Editor on What You Need to Know About Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther - Eliana Dockterman - Time
• April 6: Marvel's Editor-in-Chief on Black Panther, superheroes of color - WBEZ
• April 6: Coates Is Trying To Do Right By Marvel Comics’ First Black Superhero - Evan Narcisse - Kotaku
• April 6: Ta-Nehisi Coates Fights the Power--Literally--with Black Panther - Mark Yarm - Wired
• April 6: Coates’s new Black Panther comic provides a debut fit for a king - David Betancourt - Washington Post
• April 6: Wakanda Gets Its Own Batman In Black Panther #1 - Rich Johnson - Bleeding Cool
• April 6:  Coates reimagines the Black Panther - Ty Burr - Boston Globe
• April 5: Baltimore native Coates' 'Black Panther' comic out Wednesday - Quinn Kelley - Baltimore Sun 
•  April 5: Black Panther: the Wakanda story we've all been waiting for -  Gavia Baker-Whitelaw  - The Daily Dot
• April 5: Coates on ‘Black Panther’ and Creating a Comic That Reflects Black Experience - J. A. Micheline - Vice
• April 5: Wakanda has seen better days - Jesse Schedeen - IGN Africa
• April 5: Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze is brilliant.. -  Alex Abad-Santos - Vox
• April 5: Coates leads Black Panther comic for new readers - Scott A. Rosenberg and Ivan Pereira - AM New York
• April 5: Pull List Roundtable 4/6/2016 – Black Panther #1, Rough Riders #1, etc. - Mike Maillaro - InsidePulse
• April 5: Black Panther writer says new comic run is about 'the organization of power' - Trent Moore - Blastr 
• April 5: Marvel's Black Panther Leaps Higher In Highly Anticipated Comic Launch  - William E. Ketchum III - Ebony
• April 5: Black Panther #1: Politics, War, Identity, and Love - Jamie Broadnax - Black Girl Nerds
• April 4: Best Shots Advance Review: Black Panther #1 - Robert Reed - Newsarama
• April 4: Ta-Nehisi Coates opens up about Black Panther reboot - Brendan Gauthier - Salon
• April 4: A Conflicted Man: An Interview With Ta-Nehisi Coates About Black Panther - Jonathan Gray - New Republic
• April 4: Coates’ “Black Panther” Is Ushering Us Into The Age Of T’Challa - Alanna Bennett - BuzzFeed
• April 4: Coates’ New ‘Black Panther #1’ Is ‘Black as Hell’ - Darryl Holliday - In These Times
• April 4: Brian Stelfreeze Breathes Life Into the 'Black Panther' - Khal – Complex
• April 4: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther is a human drama about power - Kwame Opam - The Verge
• April 4: Black Panther #1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates & Brian Stelfreeze - Toussaint Egan - Paste Magazine
• April 4: The New Black Panther Comic Is Off to an Amazing Start - James Whitbrook - io9
• April 4: Black Panther #1 - Matt Little - Comic Book Resources
• April 1: Take an early Peek at Marvel Comics Black Panther - Eric Alt - Co.Create
• March 31: Ta-Nehisi Coates Helps a New Panther Leave Its Print - Robert Ito - New York Times
• March 30: Marvel's new Black Panther comic series launches in April - Maggie Galehouse – Chron
• March 27: The Sadly Uncontroversial First Black Superhero in a Comic Book – Patrick Hamilton and Allan Austin - History News Network
• March 18: Black Panther #1 To Sell Over 300k - Jamie Lovett - Comic Book
• March 18: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Upcoming Black Panther Debut Is Already a Sales Hit - Abraham Riesman - Vulture
• March 15: Ta-Nehisi Coates promises 'dramatic upheaval' in new Black Panther comic series - Alison Flood - The Guardian
• March 15: Ta-Nehisi Coates & Brian Stelfreeze’s Black Panther #1 - Alex Yarde - The Good Men Project
• March 13: Black Panther Series to Be Rebooted and Written By Coates - Khari Clarke - The Source
• March 9: Ta-Nehisi Coates' First 'Black Panther' Pages Released - Graeme McMillan - The Hollywood Reporter
• March 9: A Look At The First Six Pages Of Black Panther - Rich Johnston - Bleeding Cool

2015
• Dec. 18: Axel Alonso Says Coates Not Done After 12 Issue - Albert Ching - Comic Book Resources
• Dec. 16: Black Panther Details Including Cover Artist, Debut Date, etc. - George Marston - Newsarama
• Dec. 2: Ta--Nehisi Coates Reveals Concept Art For 'Black Panther' - J. E. Reich - Tech Times
• Dec. 2: Ta-Nehisi Coates teases new Black Panther comic - Andrea Towers - Entertainment Weekly
• Oct. 2: New ‘Different Direction’ BLACK PANTHER #1 - Not a ‘Superhero Script’ - Lan Pitts - Newsarama
• Sept. 24: ‘Reparations For Wakanda. Namor Owe Us.’ – Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Answers Questions About Black Panther - Rich Johnston – Bleeding Cool
• Sept. 23: Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Writing the ‘Black Panther’ Comic for Marvel - Jason Concepcion - Grantland
• Sept. 23: Coates's Black Panther is a hopeful first step for diversity at Marvel - Arturo Garcia - The Guardian
• Sept. 23: Between Wakanda and Us - Joseph Phillip Illidge - Comic Book Resources
• Sept. 23: Ta-Nehisi Coates Takes on Black Panther - Marvel
• Sept. 23: NYT’s Bestseller Ta-Nehisi Coates to Pen Black Panther #1 - Laura Cerrone - Geek Chic Elite
• Sept. 23: Coates to write Black Panteher for Marvel - John Sexton - Breitbart
• Sept. 23: Ta-Nehisi Coates, ‘Black Panther’ and superhero diversity - Yanan Wang - Washington Post
• Sept. 23: Coates To Pen New Black Panther Comic Book Series For Marvel - Desire Thompson - NewsOne
• Sept. 23: Black Panther Gets New Ongoing Series from Marvel - Mike Cecchini - Den of Geeks
• Sept. 23: Coates To Write Black Panther Comic For Marvel - Gabrielle Souza - Baltimore Magazine
• Sept. 23: Marvel was smart to hire Coates to write Black Panther - David Betancourt - Washington Post
• Sept. 23: Ta-Nehisi Coates' Black Panther Comic Is a Dream Come True - Joshua Rivera  - GQ
• Sept. 22: Coates to author 'Black Panther' Marvel comic - Octavio Blanco and Tanzina Vega - CNN Money
• Sept. 22: Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Writing a Black Panther Marvel Comic Series - K.M. McFarland - Wired
• Sept. 22: Coates, Brian Stelfreeze launch Marvel's New 'Black Panther" Series - Comic Book Resources
• Sept. 22: The Black Panther: Ta-Nehisi Coates New Marvel Comic - Hunter Wallace - Conservative Headlines
• Sept.  22: Coates Will Write the New Black Panther Comics for Marvel - Eliana Dockterman - Time
• Sept. 22: Marvel wises up, hires Ta-Nehisi Coates to write Black Panther comic - Oliver Sava - A.V. Club
• Sept. 22: Coates Writing Black Panther Is the Year’s Biggest Comics News - Abraham Riesman - Vulture
• Sept. 22: Ta-Nehisi Coates to write Black Panther for Marvel - Susana Polo - Polygon
• Sept. 22: Ta-Nehisi Coates Will Write Marvel's New Black Panther Comic - Evan Marcisse - Kotaku
• Sept. 22: Marvel Announces New Black Panther Series from Coates - Spencer Perry - SuperHeroHype
•Sept. 22: Marvel recruited journalist Coates to write the 'Black Panther' comic book - Kirsten Acuna - Tech Insider
• Sept. 22: Ta-Nehisi Coates will write Marvel's new Black Panther series - Jevon Phillips - LA Times
• Sept. 22: Ta-Nehisi Coates will be writing Marvel’s Black Panther comic book - Alex Abad-Santos - Vox
• Sept. 22: Coates To Write New Black Panther For Marvel - Matt Ferner - HuffPost Black Voices
• Sept. 22: Marvel Announces New BLACK PANTHER Series from Coates - Eric Diaz - Nerdist
• Sept. 22:  Coates tapped to write new Black Panther for Marvel - Andrea Towers - Entertainment Weekly
• Sept. 22:  Coates is writing Marvel’s new Black Panther solo series - Charles Pulliam-Moore - Fusion
• Sept. 22: Ta-Nehisi Coates Will Write Marvel's Black Panther - Rob Salkowitz - Forbes
• Sept. 22: Ta-Nehisi Coates Tapped To Write Marvel’s Black Panther - Maddy Myers - The Mary Sue
• Sept. 22: Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’: Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write New Comic - Jacob Bryant - Variety
• Sept. 22: Ta-Nehisi Coates to write Marvel's Black Panther comic - Lanre Bakare - The Guardian
• Sept. 22: Marvel Announces 'Black Panther' to Be Written by Coates - Graeme McMillan - Hollywood Reporter
• Sept. 22: Ta-Nehisi Coates to write Marvel's new Black Panther comic - Quinn Kelly - Baltimore Sun
• Sept. 22: Ta-Nehisi Coates Set to Write 'Black Panther' Comic for Marvel - Dominique Hobdy - Essence
• Sept. 22: Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write Black Panther Comic for Marvel - George Gene Gustines - New York Times
• Sept. 22: Meet the new Black Panther writer - Axel Alonso - Twitter
• Sept. 22: Yes, Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Writing A New Comic Book For Marvel – Rich Johnston - Bleeding Cool
• Aug. 1: Is Ta-Nehisi Coates Writing A New Comic Book For Marvel? – Rich Johnston - Bleeding Cool

Related:
A Notebook on Black Panther
A Notebook on Ta-Nehisi Coates

1 comment:

jward said...

Should you decide to make a comparative critique of Aaron McGruder's language and graphics with those of Coates and Stelfreeze, I shall be interested in how you explain differences in which target audience, time, and visual literacy might be important variables.

J. W. Ward, Jr.