Black Panther, Black Mane, and Retributive Justice

I ended "Captain America's Boise Tea Party" by quoting the philosopher Walter Benjamin (1892-1940). The once lowly comic book is an example of “politics by other means” with the emancipatory potential Benjamin saw in mass art. The blockbuster status of the film Black Panther best demonstrates how that continues as comic characters are successfully translated from the printed page to film, and are …

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