Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! Hosts Holly and David dive into Black Panther, opening with a spoiler-lite discussion, and then heavily into spoilers. If you haven’t seen the film yet, it’s recommended – even if you haven’t been following the Marvel films, or are feeling superhero fatigue!
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I was not expecting this anytime soon. At least, not until I saw the poster this morning with a statement that the teaser was coming tonight…
They have a lot of worldbuilding to do in this movie! Introducing Wakanda fully is a big step away from the realistic/mostly-like-our-Earth world that Marvel has thus far been operating in. The things that have been unlike our world have been things like SHIELD – operating in the shadows and covering up the unusual or unexplainable – or like the secret society in Doctor Strange.
But now we’re seeing into a deeper, different part of the Marvel universe. And from the looks of this teaser? They’ve done a pretty good job of it!
The one other thing I liked: they’ve captured some of the tension that Black Panther lives with: it’s hard for a good man to be a king.
So in a previous post I talked about how much I enjoyed AvX, but I tried so hard to not do any spoilers because I really enjoyed this cross over event. It spans across so many comics and does such a good job of really crossing over into the different stories.
This post is going to be very spoiler filled because there are some big events that happen, but it is nice that they don’t all happen in one single series. This cross over event is epic and world changing. The Phoenix is a force that cannot be controlled and that alone creates the base for a great and epic story. (Spoilers after the jump. You have been warned.) Continue reading →