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Black Panther #1 is here!

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Behold! The very first Marvel comic book I have ever purchased: the relaunch issue of Black Panther!

I know only the most basic of backstories to the character, but he seems like the kind of guy who will appeal to me.

But really, let’s be clear — it was writer Ta-Nehisi Coates who convinced me to swing by Comic Book College tonight and pick up issue #1. Review plus a cocktail forthcoming; stay tuned!

In the meantime, here’s an interview with Coates from NPR correspondent Audie Cornish:

A Reluctant King: Ta-Nehisi Coates Takes On Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Holy Snow Day, Batman!

Today’s picture post brought to you by Winter Storm Seneca and the United States Postal Service (bless their indefatigable hearts!), who delivered 6 inches of slushy, sticky snow and this Batman: Bane comic book, respectively. And a postcard from Belize! Mystery and intrigue!

The lady and I are putting Disaronno in our coffee this morning after shoveling the aforementioned precip plus several two-foot-deep drifts across our front walk and the path to our driveway.

Also shuffling my Pandora stations, which are titled as follows: Tom Waits, Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt, Howlin’ Wolf, Bob Dylan.