A SECRET FROM WAKANDA’S PAST THREATENS TO DESTROY ITS FUTURE!
Wakandan crime lord Baba Nkisu has summoned a deadly killer known as Kivu’Ma, but he may have gotten more than he bargained for.
And Wakanda’s history holds the key to the dark power that T’Challa must now defend his country from!
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Ewing crafts an entertaining story that delivers great action and thrills that I wish were a bigger element of the current arc. I really enjoyed seeing an earlier Black Panther at the height of his reign and the story had all the classic elements that make Black Panther a compelling character. It will be interesting to see if the present story can capture the same compelling narrative. The Art: Horak and Chater deliver fantastic art throughout the issue. The visuals capture the thrills and action of the story beautifully.
ComicBook.comAt least 75% of this issue is spent giving an origin to the new series villain. That can be frustrating and tedious of not done well, but Ewing is more than up to the task. This character's journey is layered, engaging, and gives even more weight to the rich history of Wakanda.
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AIPTTo some extent, I think the “let’s pause the story and travel back in time” gimmick can be clunky if executed poorly. At the same time, it was a chance for the creative team to jumpstart their efforts and find new ways to break the story down and explore its vital parts before whatever happens next. Can they maintain that recharge in the “present,” and will the promise of this issue (a proper villain, a grander lineage) be seized in fully? Or will it all remain the stuff of dreams? Let’s hope this treat of a title can get back to being just that.
Weird Science Marvel ComicsBlack Panther #6 kills what little pacing and momentum the series had coming out of issue #5 for an issue-long flashback to tell the backstory we have yet to see in the story so far. The flashback is well done, but the timing, pacing, and length of the flashback are poorly placed.