Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.

This week on Back Issue Bloodbath, we’re talkin’ Black Panther. We’ve talked about him before when Andrew and Sammy gave their thoughts on the current series by Ta-nehisi Coates. We also talked about him last week on Geek Hard when we reviewed the new Marvel Movie. This week, we’re going to talk about a Black Panther series from 20 years ago. In 1998, Marvel Knights (a publishing imprint that had just launched) released a new Black Panther series written by Christopher Priest and drawn by Mark Texeira that would redefine the character and create elements of his back story that are still touched upon to this day.

Take a listen to our latest episode as Andrew and Sammy give their thoughts on the first 12 issues of Christopher Priest’s Black Panther. You’ll find out how Priest changed the character for the better and explored his role as a king and a hero. You’ll also find out about one of Andrew’s favourite splash pages drawn by Joe Jusko. A lot of comic goodness is waiting for you in this brand new episode of Back Issue Bloodbath. Not even Everett K. Ross could mess this up! (Actually, if you read this series, you know that that last statement isn’t true. Ross will always find a way.)

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