Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Wakanda/Atlantis War Part 3: Namor Attacks

[This is Part 3 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 3, Namor arrives in Wakanda with an army of Atlanteans and the power of the Phoenix.]

There isn't much to say here that the panels don't show: Namor arrives with Atlanteans and he is pissed. The bad thing about the Avengers being there is that it drew Namor there. The good thing about the Avengers being there is that it gave Wakanda a fighting chance.

Avengers vs X-Men #7
Black Panther: World of Wakanda #1

The P5 came...

But Cap dips out with the Avengers to Kun Lun... leaving T'challa there lol? Professor X then starts to annoy and threaten Scott and the P5 just up and leave, with the Golden City left in shambles.

Avengers vs X-men #8
This attack would start a chain of events that lasted over four years and changed the Black Panther mythos forever.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

March 2018 Sales Report

Black Panther #171 featuring the return of Shuri:


I imagine it will drift back down to the 21k range and then boost back up to something in the 50-80k range when it relaunches again. Timely relaunches and billion dollar movies have benefited this run big time. Instead of getting boosts from tying into events, it gets boosts from other sources.

Here is the updated look at T'challa completely publication history:

I'll be really curious to what the volume 7 opens at. It has an intriguing storyline and the "Fresh Start" tag.

Rise of the Black Panther #3, the best Black Panther book in years...


Only a mild decrease in sales, which shows it found an audience... which is the silver lining for overall shitty sales. Minis always struggle but I was really hoping for more with this book as it is legitimately good and hows T'challa at his best.

One interesting thing to look at is how it compares to the two other "Black Panther" spin offs since Coates took over the franchise.

One thing to note is that Rise was never going to be an ongoing... it was announced as a mini. WoW and The Crew were never announced as such and instead got straight up cancelled.

It is already selling better than The Crew and it seems to be leveling off faster than WoW. WoW had good initial sales and then nose dived the whole way because, well, it sucked. Rise "might" be able to level off and actually sell better by issue #4.