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Kilgore, De Witt Douglas: "Welcome to Wakanda. Reforming African Adventure the Marvel Way." In: Paradoxa 25 (2014), S. 229–254. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
BibTeX citation key: Kilgore2014
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Categories: General
Keywords: Afrika, Marvel, Superheld, USA
Creators: Kilgore
Collection: Paradoxa
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“De Witt Douglas Kilgore investigates another rewriting of colonial adventure fiction, this time in the treatment of the first black superhero in mainstream comics, Marvel’s T’Challa/Black Panther, by writers Christopher Priest (1998–2003) and Reginald Hudlin (2005–10). From the character’s first appearance in 1966, Wakanda, the “lost” African kingdom over which he rules, was depicted as having long possessed highly advanced technology. However, the sheer inertia of colonial fictions and images kept even the best-intentioned writers and artists from pursuing the implications of this. Priest, having first attempted to refashion the Black Panther as a post-racial hero, turned to imagining Wakanda as a global superpower. Hudlin developed this even further, emphasizing the connections between Africans and African Americans, and positing a world in which Wakanda might be at the center not only of global events but of cosmically significant ones.” (Mark Bould: Introduction)
  
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