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How will the Black Panther writer, known for his landmark critical assessments of race, take on the quintessential symbol of Americana?

By Julian Chambliss

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

By Gerry Canavan

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

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

While the imaginative and aesthetic foundations of the original Black Panther remain, Coates has created a superhero and storyline for a new centur