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Ultimate Black Panther #3

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.


Black Panther takes matters into his own hands and embarks on a covert solo mission to deal with Ra and Khonshu directly!

Wakanda’s conflict with Moon Knight has escalated.

Even with spies all across the continent feeding information, Wakanda is overwhelmed.

Everything changes, though, when a pair of freedom fighters enter the fray: Ultimate Killmonger and Ultimate Storm!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
25 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Watch

    Mystery and mythology lie at the heart of Ultimate Black Panther #3, which continues T’Challa’s descent into the truth behind the world around Wakanda. As he learns from Killmonger and Storm, the king of Wakanda continues to learn more about the history of Africa and how it is related to the ongoing war with the gods Kohnshu and Ra. Hill’s scripting balances the revelation of information and character interactions to showcase the wonders of remixing continuity to tell a new story. Caselli’s artwork picks up on that balance and harnesses it to create a propulsive pace with minimal action. When combined with Curiel’s rich, otherworldly colors, the book becomes a prime example of what makes a standout visual style.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Magnificent new chapter that continues to creatively expand this alternate Ultimate universe. Ultimate Storm is spectacular.

  • 90

    First Comics News

    No review.

  • 80


    The only problem I had with the issue is that it didn’t reveal much until the end. Things that were brought up, like Moon Knight’s dominion over Africa or the spy within Wakanda, have been left on the back burner. Maybe the next issue will deal with them, but for now it feels like table setting. In any case, Ultimate Black Panther #3 is still worth a read for its take on Killmonger, especially with how he manages to be both ally and foil to T’Challa.

  • 80

    Despite a first issue that seemed to maintain the status quo, writer Bryan Hill has managed to find a unique path for this version of Black Panther as the series has continued and issue #3 keeps this going. Series artist Stefano Caselli is tasked with making a mostly dialogue heavy issue interesting to look at and visually engaging, which he handles with ease by being a master of movement across paneling. Color artist David Curiel also wrangles a tough task by showcasing sequences set almost entirely in the night or in caves and makes everything visible and full of depth.

  • 80

    But Why Tho?

    Ultimate Black Panther #3 continues to explore things. Like the Spider-Man and X-Men books in the new imprint, the comic isn’t ready to provide exposition for a whole planet. Instead, the characters are crucial, and individual focuses are made clear. It can be frustrating at times, as it can feel like we aren’t seeing anything. But simultaneously, a more breathless pace could create confusion and shake off anyone trying to hang on.

    Black Panther is a passenger for much of this book, allowing the others in the issue to be the talent. Overall, Ultimate Black Panther #3 opens many doors into mysteries that could reinvent the Black Panther mythos even further.

  • 80

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 80

    Comic Book Revolution

    With each passing issue Ultimate Black Panther continues to get better. The first two issues were focused on building out the Ultimate Universe version of Wakanda. Now with Ultimate Black Panther #3 Bryan Hill and Stefano Caselli are able to dig deeper into the character side of things. We get this focus through three different combinations of Shuri and Okoye, T’Challa and Killmonger, and T’Challa, Killmonger, and Storm. Each of these interactions have their own level of intensity that is distinct to who is sharing screen time in the scenes. This creates a greater investment in the character arcs for the five focus characters. In turn it makes the major discoveries made to hit as intended. The results is Ultimate Black Panther #3 driving home this being the Black Panther series to read and helping make the Ultimate Universe the best publishing line from Marvel.

  • 70


    Spinning in circles is a good way to describe where Ultimate Black Panther #3 continues to take the series, a hollow affair that could offer so much more. Wrapped in an appealing package, it showcases some of the downfalls that are plaguing the latest attempt to Ultim-ize the Marvel Universe.

  • 68

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Ultimate Black Panther #3 finally begins to deliver on the promise of the premise by showing readers a unique development near Wakanda that could make Vibranium look like kid stuff. On technical execution, the script is rock solid, but the pacing and lack of wow factor result in a tepid comic with potential.

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