Black Panther

The iconic armour is entering the permanent collection of the National Museum of African American History, and will go on show this autumn

Avengers: Infinity War confirms the domination of mass culture by the franchise: what ever happened to narrative closure?

The argument that ancestral connection offers a natural grasp of the complex histories and aesthetics of African art is profoundly misguided

What to read this weekend: in praise of the negative review, food and authenticity, and the desires of the Tory Brexiteers

The mythic time of comic-book narrative represents a fatal challenge to the film’s transcendent politics

What to read this weekend: Barbie vs Bratz; conspiracists's idealism and paranoia; and does Black Panther’s Afrofuturist spectacle deliver

What to read this weekend: reflections on the canine; Ta-Nehisi Coates’s journey; and a secretive NYPD task force closing down music venues

With the arrival of the first superhero film to feature a black lead since 1998's Blade, a reading list on black comic-book culture

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Black Panther, 2016. Courtesy: Marvel Comics

Ta-Nehisi Coates re-imagines the Black Panther comics 

The aesthetics of Black Power