If you’re more of a trade paperback reader and have managed to have some restraint with Black Panther, Marvel has you covered. Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book One is now available.
A Nation Under Our Feet is written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, the MacArthur Genius and National Book Award Winner and illustrated by Brian Steelfreeze.
Check out the Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book One trailer.
So far, Coates has a very different take on Panther, but it’s proving to be an easy read. Coates is paying homage to what’s come before with writers like Christopher Priest and Reginald Hudlin, while still finding new avenues to explore.
Marvel announced Book One debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List while reaching the top spot on Nielsen BookScan and Amazon. A Nation Under Our Feet collects Black Panther #1-4 and a reprint of Panther’s first comic book appearance in Fantastic Four #52.
I miss the old days when trades would pack several story arcs in one collection edition. I know Marvel wants to capitalize on the buzz from having Coates on the title, but rushing out a trade four issues in is a disservice to readers. Book 2, which will cover issues #5-8, is slated for a Jan. 24 release. I’m assuming Marvel will eventually release a more traditional collection that has the entire Nation Under Our Feet storyline that can be read in one edition.