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Black Panther #13 Review 

Book 3: Two Thousands Seasons

 

Written by: Ta-Nehisi Coates 

Penciled by: Daniel Acuña

Lettered by: VC’s Joe Sabino

Cover Artist: Daniel Acuña

Variant Cover Artists: Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Fonteriz, & Marcio Menyz

Previously on Black Panther…

The King has returned, but more specifically, his memories have returned. Thanks to the help of the Goddess Bast in the possessed body of N’Jadaka’s daughter. 

While T’Challa revisits his departure from the Earth-bound Wakanda and his journey through space with Manifold. Simultaneously, the Rebels plan the final defeat of the evil Emperor. This plan includes destroying a planet and evacuating all its inhabitants. 

My Take

This issue marks the return of classical artist Daniel Acuna and the first full issue with T’Challa and his memories. Coates also gives us a little taste of Storm, Shuri, Ramonda at home in Wakanda. T’Challa is searching for home while home is agonizing over him. As we get closer to the final battle of the once and future King, T’Challa and the Galactic Emperor N’Jadaka, I appreciate the movement forward. While things are looking good on the surface, the absence of both T’Challa and Bast is no good for the future of Wakanda. The story has come along way and we are definitely beyond the stages of the slow pace. But it also felt abrupt. The fight between T’Challa and M’Baku comes and goes very quickly. T’Challa’s obsession with finding home at the expense of the ship he’s on is concerning but understandable. M’Baku is justified, as he makes some good points to challenge T’Challa.

The book is beautiful, the colors and the level of discernible emotion on the character’s faces is amazing. The frustration on the face of M’Baku, the determination on T’Challa’s face, and the grave concern on Storm’s face are all significant aspects of the issue. Overall, I believe it’s a good issue that advances the story but I am definitely looking for more as it seems we’ve been in space for a while without us getting down to the final point. 

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Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones

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I do a few reviews (Black Panther) and I do news. I am a fan of both Marvel and DC heroes, Black Panther, Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Watchmen, to name a few. I also am streamer of a high degree, Netflix, Hulu plus, HBO, & Prime Video occupy a lot of my time when I'm not trying to save world in Education.
Summary
This fight between T’Challa and M’Baku has been brewing a bit since they first met. And now it happens and its over something, you might not expect. Meanwhile, Wakanda on Earth is enjoying some good fortune but still missing its King and its primary goddess, Bast. The absence is felt. If you want to know what happens next, feel free to pick up this issue today.
Good
  • The art is some of the best in the biz
  • Good to see Earth Wakanda
  • We’re almost there!
Bad
  • It felt abrupt and maybe incomplete
7.8
Good
Art - 9
Writing - 7
Plot - 8
Character Development - 8
Fluidity from previous issue - 7
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I do a few reviews (Black Panther) and I do news. I am a fan of both Marvel and DC heroes, Black Panther, Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Watchmen, to name a few. I also am streamer of a high degree, Netflix, Hulu plus, HBO, & Prime Video occupy a lot of my time when I'm not trying to save world in Education.

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