Creatures and Chaos (Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1 Comic Review)

Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1 

 

Written by: Jim Zub

Penciled by: Lan Medina

Colored by: Marcio Menyz

Lettered by: VC’s Joe Sabino

Cover Artist: Jorge Molina

Variant Cover Artists: Inhyuk Lee; John Buscema & David McCaig; Leinil Francis Yu & Sunny Gho; Yoon Lee

The Low Down

In the wake of the dissolution of SHIELD and Black Panther taking on the chairmanship of the Avengers, the world needed a covert force to support the superheroic work of the Avengers. In Avengers #12, a few months shy of a year ago, Jason Aaron introduced the Agents of Wakanda, this group led by Director Okoye, does what the Avengers cannot and should not. The team in that issue was comprised of Gorilla-Man, Ka-Zar, the Original Wasp (Janet Van Dyne), American Eagle, Broo, Man-Wolf, Dr. Nemesis, and Fat Cobra.  This rag-tag group took on space vampires and a dangerous covert mission to Atlantis. The King of Wakanda and his team are ready for whatever down and dirty mission there is.

My Take

The new chair of the Avengers and King of Wakanda is an intense, stoic and calculated leader. In his forethought, like many other superhero leaders in the past, he has put together a group of complicated and often-conflicting characters. I enjoy the tension that comes from team building. It seems real. Also, it showcases some of the clashes but also synergies of the team dynamic. Okoye, Wasp, Man-Wolf, and Fat Cobra interact hilariously. The action is solid and the art is great, as Lub put it, it “…strikes that perfect balance between modern and classic without ever losing the strength of the storytelling.” I love the blurred effects and crisp action. The battles to come will have more aliens and a surprising villain. All in all, I think it has some good potential. I wonder how this ensemble will run together. I hope that I can learn more about them and how they work best together.

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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
What do we do without SHIELD? Well T’Challa has the answer and it’s the Agents of Wakanda. They work on the weird, the wild, and the covert that regular superheroes don’t handle. This new on-going series finds a rag-tag group figuring out how to be a team. But if anyone can lead them, it’s Okoye. There’s some trouble afoot in Oklahoma and then the real action commences. Take a look at this brash group of secret agents under the Wakandan King. On sale now!
Good
  • Art is great
  • Action was crisp
  • Solid character interaction
Bad
  • I want to learn more about each of the characters
7
Good
Art - 8
Writing - 7
Plot - 7
Character Development - 6
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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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