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Collected Comic Review - Black Panther Oversize Hardcover Vol. 1: A Nation Under Our Feet (Coates/Stelfreeze/Sprouse)

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Black Panther Oversize Hardcover Vol. 1: A Nation Under Our Feet - Collecting Black Panther (2016) #1-12.

Earlier this year I went on a Black Panther reading binge in the weeks leading up to the release of the Marvel Studios film.  One of the books I read during that time was this hardcover collection, which contains the first arc of Ta-Nehisi Coates' current, on-going run on the title.  I even teased the eventual completion of this review in my write up for the film.  I then proceeded to find myself distracted by a number of other things and hadn't gotten around to getting my thoughts down 'on paper' until now.  Let me assure you that my delay in getting this review together is no indication of this material's quality as it is excellent.


Aside from his inclusion in other Marvel comics titles (i.e. Jonathan Hickman's Avengers run) my comic book exposure to Black Panther prior to this volume was pretty much limited to Christopher Preist's highly regarded run

Collected Comic Review - Daredevil by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee Omnibus Vol. 2

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Daredevil by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee Omnibus Vol. 2 - Collecting Daredevil (2011) #28-36, Daredevil (2014) #0.1-18, and Indestructible Hulk (2013) #9-10.

Those who know me or follow this blog are probably wondering "Why on Earth did it take Tim this long to get a review for this book written?  It's been out for almost a month already!"  Well, there was a bit of a delay in my receiving my copy as the first one arrived with a production defect (the top front edge of the dust jacket was torn/bent under the shrink wrap).  Fortunately, the customer service department at In Stock Trades is wonderful and I was able to get a replacement.  Unfortunately, I had to wait for my damaged copy to be returned before the replacement shipped.  About two weeks after my original order was placed, I finally had my copy in hand and then of course I needed time to re-read it!


This volume collects the second half of Mark Waid's run on Daredevil.  At this point in the run, Chris Samnee h…