[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 1.6, we look at The Cabal]
Post Secret Invasion, the Marvel Universe entered the "Dark Reign": the rise of Normon Osborn to a position of power. Which resulted in the formation of the Yang to the Illuminati's Yin... the Cabal. Namor, always the opportunist and no stranger to villainy, had joined and approached T'challa to join as well.
It should also be noted that T'challa made this visit in secret, telling no one else in Wakanda.
|Black Panther, vol 5, #1|
Shortly afterwards, Doom blew T'challa to kingdom come and putting him in a coma. Leading to the rise of Shuri, Doom War, and Hell's Kitchen.
Next up Shuri... and her and Namor's personalities do not mesh as well as T'challa's.....