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“T’Challa is the Black Panther – a righteous king, noble Avenger, and fearsome warrior. Under his leadership, the African nation of Wakanda has flourished as one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. And though he’s a card-carrying member of the Avengers, his first loyalty lies with his people, and he will defend them to his last breath.” – Marvel
Black Panther, 1977, 1978, 2001
New York, New York: Marvel Comic Groups
Brown University Library, Special Collections
The Black Panther (T’Challa) made his comic strip debut in Fantastic Four: “The Black Panther” (Vol 1 #52) in July 1966. The superhero character premiered in his first solo series in 1977, followed by periodic runs through 2016.
Originally created by Stan Lee (writer) and Jack Kirby (penciler) during the era of the civil rights struggle, the comic addressed the lack of black superheroes in the broader American narrative. The Black Panther’s significance is multilayered and includes anti-stereotypical representation, self-empowerment, and connectivity to Africa. T’Challa is as relevant today as when first created, as witnessed by the record-breaking box-office sales for the Black Panther movie and the character’s popularity on social media.
The Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection
Michael J. Ciaraldi began collecting in the early 1970s. The collection consists of 60,000 comic books, published from the 1970s to 1995. The most significant sections are comprised of magazine-format comics; graphic novels; fan and collector’s journals; reissues of classic “golden age” comics and newspaper strips; translations of Japanese “manga” and “anime” comics and European comic art; compilations of the work of comic artists; advertising ephemera; role-playing game materials; and adult erotica.
Dates: April 3 – 30, 2018
Time: John Hay Library Hours
Location: Second Floor Landing, John Hay Library, 20 Prospect Street, Providence
The John Hay Library will be closed on Monday August 28 and Tuesday August 29, 2017. This will allow staff to attend a two day training session. The Hay will re-open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday August 30th.
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All ProQuest databases will be unavailable from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, August 1, 2015. This includes all ProQuest research databases (ProQuest Business, etc.), Chadwyck Healy databases (LION, etc.), newspaper databases, RefWorks, Pivot, and the dissertation databases.
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Springer has resolved the problems with their web site and their ejournals are accessible once again.
All ejournals from the publisher Springer are currently unavailable due to a publisher-related problem. The publisher is aware of the problem and working to fix it as quickly as possible. A notice will be posted on this blog when the ejournals are working again.
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