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Marvel Studios' Black Panther: Dreams of Wakanda: Creators, Writers, and Comics Legends on the Impact of Marvel Studios' Black Panther

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Join creators, writers, and comics legends as they discuss the impact of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in this gorgeously illustrated collection of essays Marvel Studios’ Black Panther has become more than just a movie—it has shaped conversations about art, culture, science fiction, representation, justice, fashion, comics, creativity, and so much more. Celebrate the legac Join creators, writers, and comics legends as they discuss the impact of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in this gorgeously illustrated collection of essays Marvel Studios’ Black Panther has become more than just a movie—it has shaped conversations about art, culture, science fiction, representation, justice, fashion, comics, creativity, and so much more. Celebrate the legacy of the film with this collection of all-new personal essays and reflections that shed light on its monumental impact, including firsthand stories from artists involved in the film, cultural analysis from journalists and academics, and thoughtful insights from writers and comics legends. Each contributor brings their unique expertise and experience to explore the film’s genesis and significance from every angle. Complete with gorgeous original illustrations, Dreams of Wakanda brings together a wide array of diverse and multifaceted perspectives that exemplify the many ways the film has impacted cinema, culture, and society. In this collection: • Costume designer Ruth E. Carter takes us through her Afrofuturistic designs. • Writer Tre Johnson discusses the metaphoric qualities of vibranium. • Author Yona Harvey reflects on how the film has resonated with audiences across the African diaspora. • Journalist Hannah Giorgis uncovers how the soundtrack fits into sonic portraits of Blackness. The contributors: Marlene Allen Ahmed • Aaron C. Allen • Maurice Broaddus • Ruth E. Carter • Hannah Giorgis • Yona Harvey • Tre Johnson • Arvell Jones • Frederick Joseph • Suyi Davies Okungbowa • Dwayne Wong Omowale • Gil Robertson IV • Foreword by Nic Stone • Art by Mateus Manhanini To celebrate the launch of this book and Black Panther’s global impact, Disney and Penguin Random House are donating books to First Book and Books for Africa respectively. Disney is donating books valued at approximately $1,000,000 to support First Book, a leading nonprofit that serves children in underserved communities and addresses the needs of the whole child by supporting their education, basic needs, and wellness—all of which are essential to educational equity. Penguin Random House (PRH) is donating PRH titles valued at approximately $100,000 to Books For Africa. Books For Africa was founded upon a singular mission: to end the book famine in Africa. BFA collects, sorts, and ships books, computers, tablets, and library enhancement materials to every country in Africa.


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Join creators, writers, and comics legends as they discuss the impact of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in this gorgeously illustrated collection of essays Marvel Studios’ Black Panther has become more than just a movie—it has shaped conversations about art, culture, science fiction, representation, justice, fashion, comics, creativity, and so much more. Celebrate the legac Join creators, writers, and comics legends as they discuss the impact of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in this gorgeously illustrated collection of essays Marvel Studios’ Black Panther has become more than just a movie—it has shaped conversations about art, culture, science fiction, representation, justice, fashion, comics, creativity, and so much more. Celebrate the legacy of the film with this collection of all-new personal essays and reflections that shed light on its monumental impact, including firsthand stories from artists involved in the film, cultural analysis from journalists and academics, and thoughtful insights from writers and comics legends. Each contributor brings their unique expertise and experience to explore the film’s genesis and significance from every angle. Complete with gorgeous original illustrations, Dreams of Wakanda brings together a wide array of diverse and multifaceted perspectives that exemplify the many ways the film has impacted cinema, culture, and society. In this collection: • Costume designer Ruth E. Carter takes us through her Afrofuturistic designs. • Writer Tre Johnson discusses the metaphoric qualities of vibranium. • Author Yona Harvey reflects on how the film has resonated with audiences across the African diaspora. • Journalist Hannah Giorgis uncovers how the soundtrack fits into sonic portraits of Blackness. The contributors: Marlene Allen Ahmed • Aaron C. Allen • Maurice Broaddus • Ruth E. Carter • Hannah Giorgis • Yona Harvey • Tre Johnson • Arvell Jones • Frederick Joseph • Suyi Davies Okungbowa • Dwayne Wong Omowale • Gil Robertson IV • Foreword by Nic Stone • Art by Mateus Manhanini To celebrate the launch of this book and Black Panther’s global impact, Disney and Penguin Random House are donating books to First Book and Books for Africa respectively. Disney is donating books valued at approximately $1,000,000 to support First Book, a leading nonprofit that serves children in underserved communities and addresses the needs of the whole child by supporting their education, basic needs, and wellness—all of which are essential to educational equity. Penguin Random House (PRH) is donating PRH titles valued at approximately $100,000 to Books For Africa. Books For Africa was founded upon a singular mission: to end the book famine in Africa. BFA collects, sorts, and ships books, computers, tablets, and library enhancement materials to every country in Africa.

35 review for Marvel Studios' Black Panther: Dreams of Wakanda: Creators, Writers, and Comics Legends on the Impact of Marvel Studios' Black Panther

  1. 5 out of 5

    Craig

    I won an advance copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. It is a collection of essays about the impact and import of the 2018 Black Panther movie. I was previously familiar with only two of the thirteen writers, Maurice Broaddus (fine writer of good horror, fantasy, and science fiction), and Arvell Jones (long-time comics artist, and co-creator of the first Black female superhero, Misty Knight), but I enjoyed reading all of the entries. There are interesting pieces about the music and costume I won an advance copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. It is a collection of essays about the impact and import of the 2018 Black Panther movie. I was previously familiar with only two of the thirteen writers, Maurice Broaddus (fine writer of good horror, fantasy, and science fiction), and Arvell Jones (long-time comics artist, and co-creator of the first Black female superhero, Misty Knight), but I enjoyed reading all of the entries. There are interesting pieces about the music and costumes and other background information from the movie, but the main focus of most of the book is that it's the first such film that features a Black cast and origin, which is something to which I hadn't given any thought. I probably don't fit the target demographic for a book like this, but it made me think and taught me a lot. I was getting ready to go into the third grade when I read Fantastic Four #52 in 1966, which introduced Black Panther, and it simply made sense to me that he was a Black man since he was from Wakanda in Africa. I liked him and his subsequent stories, too. I can't help but wonder how Jack Kirby and Stan Lee might have marveled at their character being the subject of a whole book of scholarly reflection and examination with lots of terms and phrases like "African diaspora," "portraits of Blackness," and "Afrofuturistic designs." I suspect they might have been initially a little confused and then quite rightly very proud. I think it's terrific that the comics medium has finally gotten some of the serious social and academic attention it has long deserved, and it's even better that the film had such a positive social impact on the world community. I enjoyed the read, not to mention the terrific Mateus Manhanini illustrations.

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