Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Wakanda/Atlantis War Part 1.1: Namor Meets Azzuri the Wise

[This is Part 1 of a multiple post series going over the details of one of the most important moments in the Black Panther mythos: The Wakanda/Atlantis War.

In Part 1, we are specifically looking at the the various meetings between the Black Panther and Namor prior to the War. In 1.1, we take a look at the meeting between Namor and T'challa's grandfather: Azzuri.]

The first ever interaction between Namor and Wakanda came during the reign of Azzuri the Wise during WWII. This story was told to T'challa by Namor himself while the newly married T'challa and Storm came to meet with Namor in Atlantis to discuss the Superhero Civil War.

Black Panther, vol 3, #21 (Hudlin)

During WW2, the Invaders arrived in Africa to fight the Fascists there. This is around the time Captain America first came to Wakanda as well, that story was told in Captain American and Black Panther: Flags of our Fathers.

The Nazis and Invaders were both looking for plans, but the Wakandans got there first without leaving a trace. Namor soon caught up to the Wakanda air craft carrying Azzuri...

Black Panther, vol 3, #21 (Hudlin)

Next up, Namor meets T'challa for the first time, due to the Kiber Island Incident.