Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1 by Ta-Nehisi CoatesA new era begins for the Black Panther! MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winning writer T-Nehisi Coates (BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME) takes the helm, confronting TChalla 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!
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Marvel's Black Panther comic boasts Oakland-themed cover
What's so special about it? It has an Oakland-themed variant cover, designed by artist Jamal Campbell. Fans of the blockbuster "Black Panther" movie know it starts -- and ends —- with scenes in Oakland. The city is also the hometown of director Ryan Coogler. The shop ordered 3, copies of Marvel's new "Black Panther 1" with the Oakland-themed variant cover. Front and center is Black Panther on this futuristic Wakandan ski-do thing, and right there with him is Storm from the 'X-Men.
Read Next:. Just as Wakanda has the MCU's only supply of vibranium, a local comics shop will be the source of a new Black Panther comic book that has an exclusive Oakland-themed variant cover. The cover is drawn by Toronto-based artist Jamal Campbell. The Black Panther character became inextricably linked to Oakland with the release of the blockbuster movie earlier this year. Jordan also played Grant. Given the interest in the character in Oakland, Cape and Cowl owner Eitan Manhoff wanted to offer fans something special with the release of Black Panther 1. Marvel frequently offers shops the opportunity to commission custom covers for particular issues, providing a list of upcoming comics that are available.
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Since the blockbuster movie's release a few months ago, the series is still riding high on a wave of popularity. The store was the only place in the world fans could buy an exclusive edition of the special issue. Rebecca Beltz waited in line for over an hour. It was cool to see that they're giving a shout out to Oakland again, through the comic. What makes the cover unique is that it is all about Oakland. The cover was designed by Toronto-based artist Jamal Campbell. Adorning the the right-hand side are the iconic images of the cranes from the Port of Oakland.
Fans lined up outside a comic store in downtown Oakland Wednesday for the chance to get their hands on the new and exclusive "Black Panther" comic that features the city of Oakland on the cover. The shop ordered 3, copies of Marvel's new "Black Panther 1" with the Oakland-themed cover but told KQED it wasn't sure about the response because it never sold more than a thousand copy of a single comic issue. The online pre-order was quickly sold out earlier this month to the shop's surprise. It wasn't immediately clear how many copies were sold online and how many were kept for in-store purchase. The cover was illustrated by Canada-based artist Jamal Campbell.