Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Black Panther Makes The Cover Of TIME MAGAZINE

It's cool to see Jack Kirby and Stan Lee's pioneering character getting so much attention. But it's also a sad commentary on our nation that what was groundbreaking a half century ago - a black superhero that is strong, smart and technologically superior - is still seen as a revolutionary concept today.

Read the movie review by going HERE.
Thanks to Pop Culture Safari for the scoop.
Black Panther is the 18th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has made $13.5 billion at the global box office over the past 10 years. (Marvel is owned by Disney.) It may be the first mega­budget movie—not just about superheroes, but about anyone—to have an African-American director and a predominantly black cast. Hollywood has never produced a blockbuster this splendidly black.
Many civil rights pioneers and other trailblazing forebears have received lavish cinematic treatments, in films including Malcolm X, Selma and Hidden Figures. Jackie Robinson even portrayed himself onscreen. Fictional celluloid champions have included Virgil Tibbs, John Shaft and Foxy Brown. Lando, too. But Black Panther matters more, because he is our best chance for people of every color to see a black hero. That is its own kind of power.

A very cool six episode motion comic to get you primed for the movie next week.


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