Just as T’Challa thinks his past secrets lay buried with the dead, the true identity of his latest enemy has left him shaken!
Even as he escapes capture and returns to the Avengers, Captain America isn’t too pleased with Black Panther’s role in creating these new terrorists for peace. The message is clear: If T’Challa isn’t ready to be a team player, he doesn’t belong on a team.
With no kingdom, no Avengers and no allies, who is left to aid T’Challa against this monster of his own making?
COMICON‘Black Panther’ moves ever closer to the series endgame, taking its title character even lower while preparing to potentially at least partially dig him out of the hole that he dug for himself. So far this run is an intriguing one that has the potential to leave the character in a far different place than where he’s been, depending on how it sticks the forthcoming landing.
ComicBook.comBusiness is starting to pick up for Black Panther after the revelation of who has been pulling the strings concerning his recent fall from grace. T'Challa has been down bad over John Ridley's run, but depending on how this run ends could see a turning of the tide. The personal stakes for Black Panther have never been higher, and even though he's been kicked out of the Avengers, Black Panther still assembles a ragtag team to help him take down Jhai.
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The Super Powered FancastThe Story: The story is interesting and has some intriguing moments, but the overall theme was heavy handed at best. The humbling of Black Panther trope is becoming tired and having him constantly apologizing to people (many of whom do not deserve it given some of their actions) is thematically and narratively annoying to the point of taking me out of the story to wonder what the point is. It comes off as taking one of the few noble, strong and uncompromising black characters in comics and debasing him for the sake of an unknown agenda. Honestly, if this were the first Black Panther comic I ever picked up, I would struggle to find a reason to ever pick up another. The Art: Peralta delivers some great art in the issue, but it is hampered by a story that constrains its characters.
Weird Science Marvel ComicsBlack Panther #12 is more setup and exposition than story as the big villain behind the last 12 issues is finally revealed, and everyone is upset with… T’Challa. The art is solid, filled with angsty expressions of shame and disappointment, but Ridley’s story seems more concerned with badgering T’Calla to death rather than getting the heroes to rise above the past to confront the present threat.