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The Wednesday Club’s Comic Picks: World of Wakanda
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The Wednesday Club’s Comic Picks: World of Wakanda

The Wednesday Club is Geek & Sundry’s weekly talk show chatting about all things comics. This week, hosts Taliesin Jaffe, Amy Dallen, and Matt Key were joined by Markeia McCarty to talk about the superhero we’re all excited to see on the big screen: Black Panther.

When Black Panther hits movie theaters this month, audiences will get their best look yet at the fictional country of Wakanda. T’Challa, the king of Wakanda who wears the mantle of Black Panther, has a long history in comic books. Markeia, Matt, Taliesin, and Amy settled in on the Wednesday Club couches to talk about that history and where to begin reading it.

Markeia is a lifelong Black Panther fan and brought her collection of toys and figures to share.

“Black Panther is a superhero,” Markeia began as an introduction to the character. “The actual Black Panther title is a hereditary title that also has to be earned. He is the king of a country called Wakanda that exists in east Africa. (It’s a fictional country, obviously.)

“Consider him to be Marvel’s Batman. He is a billionaire, but he’s unlike Batman in that he has a support system of his entire country. Everyone has a place; there’s a place for everybody. It’s like a shared destiny.”

Take a look at the gallery below for specific recommendations from the episode.

In addition to the titles below, Matt, Taliesin, Amy, and Markeia also talked about New Avengers: Illuminati (in which he plays a memorable role), T’Challa’s time as Hell’s Kitchen’s Daredevil (you read that right), and the current run by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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Did you know The Wednesday Club has their own letters column with questions and comments from viewers? Send in your thoughts, comic recommendations, questions, and more to Matt, Amy, and Taliesin at [email protected] and you might just see yourself on the next episode.

Please mark your message “OK to read on air” so the hosts know what you’re comfortable with sharing.

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All Images: Marvel Comics

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