Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Haley Reading Group: Black Panther, Chapter 1


[Haley Reading groups Fall 2020]

Let's say a little more about chapter 1 of Black Panther.  

The first time I read the story I think I overlooked aspects like the use of technology, the skillfulness of the drawing and coloring, and some minor yet interesting elements of the story. 

What about you? What's something intriguing you noticed about chapter 1 of Black Panther that you may have somewhat overlooked your first time through? Why were you more interested during a closer or second look?

18 comments:

Unknown said...

On my second read-through, I was drawn to the page when Ayo rescues Akena from the prison with the stolen tech. Their conversation is mostly centered around saving Wakanda from itself. Akena mentions that they will be killed for their treachery. This may have been purposeful, but throughout the whole page, both characters are silhouetted. This could imply their dark fates later in the book. I thought that this was very interesting because whilst in the presence of royalty both are shown in the light with clear facial expressions. So the darkness must be speaking on something, either their future or their character's morality.

Unknown said...

On my second read-through, I was drawn to the page when Ayo rescues Akena from the prison with the stolen tech. Their conversation is mostly centered around saving Wakanda from itself. Akena mentions that they will be killed for their treachery. This may have been purposeful, but throughout the whole page, both characters are silhouetted. This could imply their dark fates later in the book. I thought that this was very interesting because whilst in the presence of royalty both are shown in the light with clear facial expressions. So the darkness must be speaking on something, either their future or their character's morality.

Walter Carroll said...

When I took a second look at chapter one I was most intrigued with the color scheme of the artwork. I feel like the author used the multiple different colors to convey different moods. I really didn't pay to much attention to the colors and artwork the first time because I was so focused on the actual dialogue.
-Walter Carroll

Tracy Long said...

When taking a second look on the first chapter I got the chance to admire the detail in the art work . Every color for every scene sets a mood, when I read it the first time I was only focused mainly on what is going on with the plot .

Jared Willis said...

When looking back through chapter 1 I paid special attention to all the detail work and the background images. The first time though I was mostly focussed on the events taking place and not so much the artwork. However, the second time through I paid close attention to the pictures and backgrounds. Doing so helped get more information, looking at what was physically going on versus what was just said clarified some things, and also helped learn new things.

-Jared Willis

Olufemi I. said...

Upon reading the first chapter I was enamored by the beautiful display of Africa, which is normally shown in a complete contrast from what we see here in the media. Also, I took an interest to their presentation of African culture, since I'm of Nigerian descent I was able to compare them to true African customs. Its also interesting to me how the Wakandan's now are ready to completely abandons their home even though they were previously extremely prideful over it.

Ayo J. said...

While looking back at Chapter 1, I was most intrigued by the perfection used to display the scenes with fires in them. These scenes show very great artworks because of how they are able to give more details about the characters along with what is going on, while still maintaining the balance between perfectionism and reality.

Peyton Stuart Payne said...

Upon reading my first time, I was primarily focusing on the story and not necessarily the art work. On my second time through however, I noticed how brilliant the artwork is. How without reading the dialogue, you can tell the mood, and general feeling of the content that is to come shortly. The illustration holds a huge impression on the comic.

Unknown said...

After reading back through the first chapter, I really noticed the detail in the background of the pictures in the comics. The main thing inside a picture is nothing without a good background and the amount of detail that is in the background of the pictures in the comic brings out what the reader is mainly looking at. If this comic were to be animated in 60 frames per second it would be an absolute treat to watch on TV.

-Byron Coulter

Anonymous said...

On my first read through the first chapter I primarily focused on the text because that’s what I’m used to doing. On the second read through I paid very close attention to the art work in the comic and the way they portray the story and Wakanda. I also feel like I felt the uprising and the turning on T’Challa a little more the second time through because I was paying closer attention to all the details of the story.

-Kenyon Davis 10/2/20

Richard Haley said...

On the first time through, I focused mainly on the plot and what was going on in the story, I didn’t pay too much attention to the art. I noticed the second time that they blacked out the faces of characters we have not seen yet. They also go deeply into detail when it comes to the background and the environment behind the characters.

-Richard Haley

Darius Campbell said...

Reading the first chapter over again I noticed the well thought out color schemes. This. chapter contains vibrant colors that help enhance the story. The color scheme artwork changes along with the mood of the story to make this piece more powerful as a whole.

Anonymous said...

On my second read-through, I was drawn to the page when Ayo rescues Akena from the prison with the stolen tech. Their conversation is mostly centered around saving Wakanda from itself. Akena mentions that they will be killed for their treachery. This may have been purposeful, but throughout the whole page, both characters are silhouetted. This could imply their dark fates later in the book. I thought that this was very interesting because whilst in the presence of royalty both are shown in the light with clear facial expressions. So the darkness must be speaking on something, either their future or their character's morality.

Sean Key 9/30/20

Anonymous said...

On my second read through, I was interested a lot more on the divide in the city. In most conflicts, we see different groups tearing one another apart. We see a lot more unrest when there are different parties involved. However, the story starts off with its own people being divided. In the artwork, especially, the artists seem to have shown this divide of a once united people through how the different groups are shown to be wearing or in outfit color.

Ethan Hinds 10/10/20

Kristian Beal said...

I noticed on my second read through how the artwork for Aneka and Ayo had a lot of blue in the background. I also noticed that whenever Black Panther would be thinking, there would be a black text box to represent him.

-Kristian Beal

Philip Bowen said...

What I noticed on my second reading of Chapter 1 was how T'Challa Mother sentence Aneka to death but didn't like the fact that T'Challa was going to kill someone or bring more death. This was intriguing because Aneka and T'challa were trying bring to justice to Wakanda but she condemn Aneka instead of T'Challa giving him a little bit of leeway. Lastly I noticed that Aneka and Ayo were lovers and that why she broke her out of prison.

Maurice K. said...

When going back to read through the first chapter, I noticed how it starts off talking about Wakanda could never be conquered because of its technological advancements. It makes for Wakandans to boast about their advantages in technology, but every kingdom/society can be conquered one day. So to me, this seems that they thought they were unbeatable until it happen, causing its downfall.

Anonymous said...

One part that I overlooked was when there was a battle going on and everything was in a green color. I wonder what the significance of this green is, as it was only on this page during the battle that everything was green. Overall the color changes all represent something, i’m just not sure what it all means yet.

Avery Owusu-Asiedu 10/24/20