Atlanta Artist Goes from Fan Art to Black Panther Album Cover

Oscar Cross
February 7, 2018

Black Panther is still outstripping pre-sales for all superhero movies.American pollsters report that 97 per cent of those they interviewed who are going to see Black Panther said they are "looking forward to a different kind of superhero movie".

"Do you know how often you have to use the bathroom when you're drinking a gallon, especially in the middle of the night?" Ryan Coogler gets those moments out of Black Panther, and the rest of the Marvel formula remains intact.

But then, all of Black Panther, shot by Rachel Morrison-who was the cinematographer on Coogler's 2013 debut Fruitvale Station, and who has just been nominated for an Academy Award for Mudbound-is simply splendid to look at, a marvel of jewel tones and shimmery grays with lots of natural greenery thrown in.

While conventional wisdom would expect some form of world-threatening destruction in a superhero film, Black Panther wisely eschews the trappings of tropes for a deeper pondering unlike anything yet seen in this genre.

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman revealed on Tuesday, January 31 that doubters had tried to convince him not to give the superhero an African accent - and how proud he was to prove them wrong. All across the African Diaspora, there are cultural differences that keep us apart, many of which Black Panther touches on.

Ever since that debut, the Wakandan drumbeat has only grown louder in anticipation of the first solo film for T'Challa - a character created a long half-century ago by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, amid the heat and height of the civil-rights movement.


Black Panther is one of the most anticipated Marvel films of the year, almost selling out nationwide for the February 16 opening. Because in the comic books, she does that. But this can also be thanked to the bone-crushing, wall-smashing action executed to perfection by director Ryan Coogler, who takes to it like an artist in love with the ways human bodies can cause destruction. "I've experienced times where I was Jackie Brown, because fans when they are excited, they have James Brown and Jackie Robinson on their mind". "I'm just going to hold it". Carter's costumes make the movie.

They're indomitable, and so gorgeously, vividly drawn that Boseman sometimes feels like a supporting player in his own story.

About his character the actor says, "He is a leader and also a superhero".

"Honestly, this entire experience was quite humbling".

Additionally, Black-Panther-inspired capsule collections from Brother Vellies, Douriean Fletcher, and Josh Bennett will also be on display at the event, each becoming available for purchase on their respective websites on February 13. It stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue and more.

Aiding and abetting this unsafe ploy is Erik Killmonger (a beyond-charismatic Michael B. Jordan of Creed), an ex-US military agent who knows more than he is letting on about the mystical Wakandan way of life.

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