Superhero comic book of 2016: 'Black Panther' or 'Wonder Woman'? | The Tylt
There are so many new, notable and diverse comic books of 2016. We narrowed down the best to acclaimed comics "Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet" and "Wonder Woman: Rebirth." Lauded journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates is behind the highly-anticipated "Black Panther" series. And "Wonder Woman" is arguably the most acclaimed comic of DC Comics new "Rebirth" series. But which is the best comic book of the year?
Superhero comic book of 2016: 'Black Panther' or 'Wonder Woman'?
It's the end of the year! And throughout December, we're facing-off the best songs, albums, movies, TV shows, comic books, video games, sports, pro athletes and entertainers of 2016. The "Best of 2016" is chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately, we want you to let us know who and what from 2016 won the year in each category.
DC Comics and Marvel Comics both released really good and diverse comic books in 2016. But the narratives about King T'Challa and Princess Diana are standouts for sure. And let's not forget to mention that moviegoers are excited to both characters in upcoming solo motion pictures scheduled for 2017 and 2018. But we have to pick which is the better 2016 comic book series?
Ta-Neshi Coates pens the latest "Black Panther" comic. And Marvel and Coates must be a dream team because the comic book appeared on many of the "Best of 2016" lists for other publications.
Marvel's synopsis of Vol. 1:
A new era for the Black Panther starts here! Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner TA-NEHISI COATES (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend BRIAN STELFREEZE, “A Nation Under Our Feet” is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther’s struggle to do right by his people as their ruler. The indomitable will of Wakanda -- the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology and warrior traditions -- has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers. But now the current Black Panther, T’Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called The People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T’Challa knows the country must change to survive -- the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?
Many critics have praised DC for the "Rebirth" series of comic books. And "Wonder Woman" seems to be the standout for DC this year. Fans and critics have praised the writing of the character in this series—noting that writer Greg Rucka knows how to write Wonder Woman the best. And let's not forget that we celebrated 75 years of Wonder Woman in 2016!
DC's synopsis of Vol. 1 below:
THE LIES” Chapter One
Why has the Lasso of Truth stopped working for the Amazon Princess? Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman’s past unravel her present!
THEY SAID IT: “Drawing Wonder Woman isn’t just drawing a comic, it’s drawing an icon—the most famous and recognizable female superhero in the world,” exclaims artist Liam Sharp. “To get to draw her in her 75th year, with a new storyline scribed by no less than Greg Rucka, makes this without a doubt the most important drawing gig of my 30 years in comics.”