Big Sell 30 Day 5: Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Hello there from Sean David Johnson! Welcome to Day 5 of the Big Sell 30 Day Challenge. We’re almost one week into our commitment to try one new piece of pop culture every day throughout the month of October. If you’re joining the #BigSell30 (and I hope you are) I hope our suggestions have helped you discover new things you love.

black-panther-coverToday my #BigSell is the comic book A Nation Under Our Feet written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze. The new paperback edition collects the first six issues of the run into one volume. Coates is one of our great modern day writers and thinkers and it’s thrilling to see him lend his talents to a new interpretation of the iconic Marvel character.

If you’ve already binged your way through the first season of Marvel’s Luke Cage, Coates’ Black Panther is the perfect way to continue your Black Superhero fix.

You can hear my Big Sell in the latest episode of Inside Pop (starting at 26:20)

And check out Ta-Nehesi Coates discussing the process of writing the Black Panther comic here.

Follow Inside Pop on Twitter and Instagram @PopInsiders and don’t forget to send us your Big Sells for #BigSell30!


The Week in Black Excellence – IP 47

13thThis week, we are reveling in the gifts of Black Excellence bestowed upon us by the pop culture Gods in film, television and music! We had the exclusive opportunity to watch visionary director Ava DuVernay’s latest documentary, 13th, and discuss why we were so extremely moved by this powerful film.

luke-cageThen, it’s hoodies up as we geek out over our immediate (and spoiler free) reaction to the premiere of Marvel’s Luke Cage.



Plus, Solange drops her latest album, A Seat at the Table, and we immediately put it on repeat!

All that and Sean gives his first Big Sell in the #BigSell30 Day Challenge!

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