Published: June 29, 2016
Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Penciller: Brian Stelfreeze
- The most anticipated Marvel series since Whedon & Cassaday’s Astonishing X-Men!
- The Midnight Angels continue the liberation of Wakanda with extreme prejudice, and T’Challa’s indecisions could cost him more than just the throne.
- Coates and Stelfreeze weave a quintessential Black Panther tale that will change the tapestry of the Marvel Universe forever
- Damn that first cover is sexy. The first variant is good too (bleh Storm) but that last variant is all sorts of funky. Looks like his spine is dislocated or something.
- I... kind of like the first two pages. I like Ramonda's role there, counseling her son and offering guidance. I LOVE the acknowledgment of what T'challa is going through and what he has been through. The "giving yourself for the world" is a very telling and true statement. Is it finally getting acknowledged, on panel, all that T'challa did during Secret Wars and other world destroying events?
- And finally, finally, another mention that T'challa is the greatest Black Panther ever.
- The last page of the preview with the Midnight Angels is very interesting. Are we starting to see the flaws in their plans? It is easy to cheer for them and easy to say that T'challa should be out there busting heads as well. But, it looks like we are seeing the reprocussions of those actions.
After recently re-reading much of Priest's run, you realize how tenuous the relationship between the various Wakandan tribes is. I think we are getting a little taste of that. the Midnight Angels thought they could simply liberate and move on and it looks as if they are finding out the hard way that it isn't that easy to stop mass corruption.
- Of course, judging by solicits and the last two issues of TNC's run, this will probably all come back on T'challa in the end.