Black Panther Vs. Deadpool #3
A Mutual Threat
Writer: Daniel Kibblesmith
Artist: Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Color Artist: Felipe Sobreiro
Cover Artist: Ayan Benjamin & Rain Beredd
Variant Cover Artists: Ozgua Yildirim
Previously on Black Panther vs. Deadpool…
Caution! Major spoilers for Black Panther vs. Deadpool #2
To say that Wade is a glutton for punishment is saying all you have to say about him. He goes back armed with a Zebra head to battle T’Challa back at the palace to get his scrap of vibranium and avenge his lost arm cut off in the first issue. T’Challa defeats him mentally and physically. But when T’Challa finds there might be more serious treachery afoot with some pachers, he decides to return his arm and they go on a good ol’ fashioned team up.
The struggle is real for Deadpool and Black Panther’s situations. They are like oil and radioactive waste. But the wise king and the agent of chaos makes for a hilarious and entertaining story. The irreverence of Wade and the calm wisdom of T’Challa keeps me steeped in the story. I like the introduction and style concerning Jack O’Lantern. He’s a villain that doesn’t get much airtime but this piqued my interest. Jack’s nonchalant way of slaughtering animals and people is disturbing.
Plus another moment near the end with a small kid witnessing a murder, that’s pretty heavy. This leaves the reader a bit conflicted when DP deals with him very brutally. Do we agree with the “law and order” of BP or do we revel in the lawlessness of DP’s vigilantism? Before we can resolve the quandary, we head in a different direction. This book is hilarious particularly because T’Challa cannot stand Wade and every decision he makes is the wrong one.