The Role of American Xenophobia in Next Week’s Infinity Wars: Ghost Panther #1

Ah, Infinity Warps. It’s a concept so dumb, Marvel almost had no choice but to turn it into a mini-event inside a super-mega-crossover event. The latest Infinity Warp to get a solo book is Ghost Panther, a mashup of Black Panther and Ghost Rider. And a preview of next week’s Ghost Panther #1 explains this amalgamation’s origins. Playing a role in those origins is the perceived xenophobia of “Middle America,” as explained by Jericho Simpson, himself an amalgam of Crash Simpson (?) and Brother Voodoo known as Brother Crash. And it’s Brother Crash who advises the Panther that he needs to change his name from T’Challa-Son-Of-T’Chaka-Prince-of-Wakanda to something that won’t “terrify Middle America.”

And thus, Johnny Blaze is born…

Will that go over better? You can find out when Infinity Wars: Ghost Panther #1 hits stores next Wednesday.

Infinity Wars: Ghost Panther #1
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Jefte Palo (CA) Humberto Ramos
Stripped of his kingdom, Prince T’Challa of Wakanda becomes a stunt performer under an assumed name…until a tragic accident and a sinister deal give him the power he needs to free his people!
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

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A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.