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Evan Narcisse - Black Panther Marvel comic book author and cultural critic

Evan Narcisse - Black Panther Marvel comic book author and cultural critic Mona Haydar and Ibtihaj Muhammad

Friday, October 12
CScreening of clips from the film BLACK PANTHER followed by a conversation and Q&A — 7:30 p.m. Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, University at Albany Downtown Campus

Evan Narcisse is the coauthor with TaNehisi Coates of Rise of the Black Panther, a bestselling series that presents the backstory of the most popular black character in comic book history. The six-issue series is now available as a bound graphic novel.

Rise of the Black Panther provides a mythic foundation for the Marvel comic book franchise that has become a transformative cultural phenomenon, enlisting the talents of some of America’s leading African American public intellectuals and writers, including Coates and Roxane Gay.

Narcisse is a long-time comic book critic for io9, the sci-fi blog. His reviews and articles have also appeared in Essence, the Washington Post, and Atlantic Monthly.

Cosponsored by Albany High School.

BLACK PANTHER movie trailer: