Black Panther Vs. Deadpool #2
A Big Fight: Part two of five
Writer: Daniel Kibblesmith
Artist: Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Color Artist: Felipe Sobreiro
Cover Artist: Ryan Benjamin & Rain Beredo
Variant Cover Artists: Adi Granov; Cully Hamner & Laura Martin
Previously on Black Panther vs. Deadpool…
Caution! Major spoilers for Black Panther vs. Deadpool #1
So the cliche team-up things are happening as predicted by the Big Red Sore himself. Wade Wilson aka Deadpool does some damage and hurts an innocent, the guy’s only chance is with vibranium therapy, so he sets out for Wakanda to get the inch-long sliver that’s needed. He breaks into Birnan Zana (capital of Wakanda where T’Challa lives) and has a run-in with our stoic monarch. It doesn’t go well. A misunderstanding occurs, and he’s disarmed, literally. T’Challa cuts his arm off. T’Challa and Shuri are experimenting with some enzymes that heals his cancer, thereby stop his arm from returning. Next, Black Panther stabs him and sends him off on his way. Wade vows to cut T’Challa’s head off.
This issue is a little more serious than the last. T’Challa does some deep contemplation as he discovers that his star cells are able to stop Wade’s cancer meaning he has the key to ending the disease. Heavy. It is heartwarming that he seeks the counsel of his mother in all but birth, Queen Ramonda to determine what to do. The deep philosophical question of should he use it to rule forever. Before we get the answer, Deadpool returns and the Big fight predicted in the first issue ensues. WW is outsmarted by T’Challa of course. The poachers are an interesting add-in to diffuse the conflict and redirect T’Challa’s attention. The contrast between the two characters makes for an interesting story but will the gimmicky nature withstand the next 3 issues? As long as the jokes keep coming and they don’t feel forced but natural for the characters, I think we’re in the clear. T’Challa tends to jump to some conclusions about Deadpool but it must be because they’re previous run-ins did not go off well. Getting over his severe anger issues, this is still fun and interesting.