Black Panther continues to impress me on the many topics that are touched throughout the graphic novel. To begin I love how the African culture is intBlack Panther continues to impress me on the many topics that are touched throughout the graphic novel. To begin I love how the African culture is intertwined with the storyline, like all the women that Black Panther has just waiting around to see if they are the one he chooses to be the Queen. All these women are being used by him and his enemies to gain power or get a step closer toward their ultimate goal. It is like this in real life were people, many times women, are used as pawns for an overarching scheme of gaining power. It seems like Black Panther knows this and uses it to expose his enemies but at the same time makes intricate risk analysis to see if putting one of his women in danger is ok.
Next would be all the politics in the storyline, which is fascinating as well and in particular, the moves Black Panther made to devalue his country's currency as a political move. Over and over in this issue, politics is a central theme with all the procedures that are taken tribal societies that have kings. It must be crazy living in a society were formalities, traditions, and procedures that precedence over everything else, but it does seem that Black Panther is different and a journey of changing that. ...more
It seems to me that most of the history you learn in school is maybe the tip of the tip of the iceberg. It amazes me how much of history is never toldIt seems to me that most of the history you learn in school is maybe the tip of the tip of the iceberg. It amazes me how much of history is never told in schools and I am so grateful for authors like this one who uses his time to inform readers. I never knew the important role Ohio played in American history and now Ohio has a new level of respect from me. The pioneers in this book had to experience and endure so extreme hardships. Fighting with Indians and traveling through terrain that was difficult and at sometimes life-threating. I keep getting this conviction of how lucky I am to be born in the situation I am and this book added to that conviction.
This was my first read by this highly praised author that focuses on writing about history and all the hype behind this author is real. I can't imagine the time and effort it takes to create such a work as this book and make it worthwhile for the reader to spend their time reading it. I am definitely going to read more books by this author and am glad I made the decision to see what all the hoopla behind this author was all about. ...more
I have recently grown to appreciate and love reading comics, especially graphic novels. After reading this book written like a graphic novel, I have cI have recently grown to appreciate and love reading comics, especially graphic novels. After reading this book written like a graphic novel, I have cemented my love for comics and will continue reading comics for the rest of my life. Once again I have to thank my son you brought comics into my life and now I hope he reads them for the rest of his life. The history of comics was so interesting to the point that I never saw ancient hieroglyphics as a form of comics. Even the science on how our brains, eyes, and emotions interpret comics was so profound. I have to admit that I was one of the people that saw comics as a waste of time and only for nerds, but I was completely wrong.
Currently, comics are some of my favorite reads and I am flabbergasted on how such deep concepts, ideas, or issues can be talked about in an entertaining way. They are also some of the funniest books I've read that touch on topics that most of the time are only talked about in a more formal setting with professionals, experts, or intellectuals. If you are in any way interested in reading comics or want to understand what the whole hoopla is all about, this is the go-to book.