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Subj: Re: Marvel Atlas #2 on Wakanda
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 at 10:30:01 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Marvel Atlas #2 on Wakanda
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 at 09:36:42 pm EDT

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> So Marvel Atlas #2 finally hit stores today, four months after #1. And as indicated by the cover, it includes Wakanda.
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> I probably won't make it to a comic shop until the weekend, so someone who's actually seen an answer will have to share: what does it have to say about Wakanda? Whose version(s) of Wakanda does it reference? Does it put Wakanda on the coast of Africa, like this week's BP #35?

Just in terms of its geographical placement:

Wakanda is at the center of a gaggle of fictitious Marvel countries Ujanka, Ghudaza, Mohannda, Zwartheid, Azania, Canaan, Niganda, Rudyarda, and Narobia. This whole group of tiny countries makes up the middle ground between Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. The only body of water Wakanda touches is the real-life Lake Turkana - which is actually inside Kenya, but for Marvel it makes up part of Wakanda's southwestern border.




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> > So Marvel Atlas #2 finally hit stores today, four months after #1. And as indicated by the cover, it includes Wakanda.
> >
> > I probably won't make it to a comic shop until the weekend, so someone who's actually seen an answer will have to share: what does it have to say about Wakanda? Whose version(s) of Wakanda does it reference? Does it put Wakanda on the coast of Africa, like this week's BP #35?
>
> Just in terms of its geographical placement:
>
> Wakanda is at the center of a gaggle of fictitious Marvel countries Ujanka, Ghudaza, Mohannda, Zwartheid, Azania, Canaan, Niganda, Rudyarda, and Narobia. This whole group of tiny countries makes up the middle ground between Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. The only body of water Wakanda touches is the real-life Lake Turkana - which is actually inside Kenya, but for Marvel it makes up part of Wakanda's southwestern border.
>
>
Thanks to multiple writers all adding in new neighbors sharing borders with Wakanda, it's a bit of a tight squeeze round the country. And no two writers could ever seem to be consistant about where it was placed either. Maybe that's why it's never been conquered - Wakanda is actually a mobile country, moving around Africa!


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