Christopher Priest’s “Black Panther”

Like many, I was shocked and saddened by the news of Chadwick Boseman’s passing last month. I enjoyed his performances as Black Panther in the Marvel movies, especially his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War. It got me thinking about the Black Panther comic book, a title I’ve never read. I’ve only read Fantastic Four issue #52 (July 1966) in which the character made his debut, penned by the legendary creative combo of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

I have heard very good things about Christopher Priest’s run on Black Panther from 1998 to 2003. It’s a book I’ve been wanting to try for a while. So, I was delighted to hear that the single issues of Priest’s run are currently available for free on both Comixology and Amazon Kindle. I don’t know how long the offer will last but you can pick up all 62 digital issues right now for no charge. It’s a great opportunity to read what is considered to be the definitive run on the Black Panther title.

I also found a fascinating article about Christopher Priest on Vulture.com which I recommend to anyone interested in comics and comic book writers. He has a compelling story to tell and it’s a great read. Here is the link: The Man Who Made Black Panther Cool.


EDIT: I’ve now read the first four issues of Priest’s Black Panther and it is really, really good. I’m not quite sold on the art yet, but my biggest surprise is just how funny it is. I plan on posting a review in the near future. Recommended!

Thanks for reading!

10 thoughts on “Christopher Priest’s “Black Panther”

  1. Huh, I had no idea Boseman was dead. I went and looked and it was from cancer and he was only 43? That is rough!

    What do you use to read comics on? Your computer? If so, what program? If not your computer, what device?

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  2. The news was incredibly shocking, especially when social media wasn’t able to get the information on his health beforehand. I heard about these free digital issues and thought the move was nice. I definitely need to look into the original Black Panther stories. I can’t imagine what Marvel plans to do with Black Panther 2… Not even sure if they have any or enough shots to transition towards the inevitable story that it was probably going to go for with Black Panther! šŸ˜®

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  3. Like all the people before me in this comment section I was so shocked when I heard that he had passed away! It’s so sad that we won’t be able to enjoy any new stories with Chadwick in them.
    Is the atmosphere of the comics similar to the Black Panther movie and Wakanda’s appearances in other MCU movies?

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    • I’ve only read the first six issues so far and it is a bit different to the movie version. I feel like I’m just starting to know the characters. It’s also a lot funnier than the movie. Thanks for your comment and for reading!šŸ™‚

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