Collects Black Panther (2016) #1-4, Fantastic Four (1961) #52. A new era begins for the Black Panther! MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) takes the helm, confronting T’Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before. When a superhuman terrorist group calling itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. As suicide bombers terrorize the population, T’Challa struggles to unite his citizens, and a familiar villain steps out of the shadows. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt — but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!
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Being a Pulitzer nominee is cool and all, but lifelong comics fan Ta-Nehisi Coates fulfilled a childhood dream when he helped reboot Marvel superhero Black Panther in 2016. This anthology collects the first four issues of that thrilling 12-part A Nation Under Our Feet storyline, scripted by Coates and given a sleek Afrofuturist look by illustrator Brian Stelfreeze. The taut plot sees heroic King T’Challa dealing with troubles back home in Wakanda as tensions mount, allies doubt, and terrorists conspire. Meanwhile, a sweetly sensitive romance develops between two members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanda’s all-women special forces team. The book’s bonus content includes a reprint of Black Panther’s first-ever appearance from 1966, a treat for old-school fans and a chance for newcomers to see how empowering this hero has always been.