IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH: “The Black Panther: Past, Present, and Future?” webinar by Arlen Schumer via InstantSeats, Wednesday, February 3 @ 6:00pm EST

Join pop culture historian Arlen Schumer (author/designer, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) as he explores the fascinating comic book origins of The Black Panther by the legendary artist/creator Jack Kirby in the 1960s—like why his original maskless Black Panther ended up wearing a complete facemask—and how the character developed over the decades, and how those developments were (or weren’t) translated into the 2018 film.

Of course, the sudden death of Black Panther lead actor Chadwick Boseman last year, which sent shockwaves throughout both the mainstream entertainment and comic book worlds, will be discussed in-depth. How will The Black Panther franchise move on— even survive—without Boseman as the titular character? Which male—or female?—actor might replace him?

Combining comic book images with those from the film, as well as the broader pop culture, with his usual trenchant and witty commentary, Schumer’s webinar will make you look at The Black Panther— both his comic book and cinematic creations—in ways that will make you see them as if for the first time!

•CAN’T MAKE IT LIVE? Buying a ticket allows you to access a recording of the webinar for up to 72 hours after!