Friday, January 20, 2017
Black Panther and the Crew Ongoing Announced!
This didn't catch any Black Panther fan off guard at all, as many of us have been speculating Coates had this up his sleeve as soon as the new Crew appeared in Black Panther. Yona Harvey of "Zenzi back up" fame is co-writing. I liked the Zenzi back up story so that's cool.
This is a weird premise, considering Defenders is going on at the exact same time (and makes more sense). But, i'd rather see street level T'challa than giant cosmic heads T'challa so, I will roll with it.
Part of me is cautiously optimistic. Luke Cage is my 3rd favorite hero so that's awesome. This should be more in Coates wheelhouse as it is more "real" than Wakanda. And Black Panther got top billing so that's awesome.
But... so far, Black Panther has been third fiddle in two books with his name on it, in Ultimates he doesn't really do anything, and I am not confident that Coates didn't just put him in this book for sales.
So, we will see.
Here is an interview about the book: http://time.com/4639911/ta-nehisi-coates-is-expanding-the-black-panther-universe-with-the-crew/
[Yes, I need to do reviews for World of Wakanda and Ultimates but they were so disappointing that this took precedence. -- Shadow]