The Black Panther Animation you should binge watch right now!

Black Panther is one of the breakout films released this year, Marvel debuted a black hero, a spectacle that’s impacting the black community both in the diaspora and locally. Black Panther is the first superhero of African descent in mainstream American comics, having debuted years before early African American superheroes such as Marvel Comics’ the Falcon (1969), Luke Cage (1972) and Blade (1973), or DC Comics’ John Stewart in the role of Green Lantern (1971).

The Black Panther is the ceremonial title given to the chief of the Panther Tribe of the advanced African nation of Wakanda, a country progressing ahead the rest of world with numerous advances in technology, culture, health, science, and other aspects of society Africa isn’t known for, in reality, achieving this in the frictional universe because of Vibranium, a rare mineral that’s found only in Wakanda. The film gave black audiences around Africa and the world an Africa they dream about, one that’s empowered using its resources to improve the community without exploitation from corrupt politicians and nurture growth by supporting itself instead of relying on unneeded aid by Western countries who exploit us.

Before the film became such a global hit, in 2010 BET & Marvel Studios created a motion picture on Black Panther, released on Australian children’s channel ABC3 in January 2010 and in the United States on BET in November 2011. They’ve recently released all six episodes on Marvel’s Youtube Channel and it’s a great watch for anyone in love with Black Panther’s character. With each episode, they tackle issues ranging from America’s obsession in interfering with other nations for their resources, the Catholic church using religion as a power play, a corrupt African dictator, and structural issues within Africa itself. It’s release on Youtube right now is good conscious content for Africa’s internet savvy kids.

Each of the six episodes of the series was 20 minutes in length. Following the new Black Panther after the assassination of his father T’Chaka, T’Challa deals with the jealousy in the Wakandan royal court while looking for the man who killed his father. Unbeknownst to Black Panther, Klaw (the man who assassinated T’Chaka) has assembled a group of villains consisting of Batroc the Leaper, Juggernaut, the Vatican Black Knight, and the Russian Radioactive Man to help him take over Wakanda.

Adedayo Laketu

Adedayo Laketu is a creative inventor who's interested in curating a New Age for Africa across all mediums.

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