Black Panther
A new era begins for the Black Panther! MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates ( Between the World and Me )takes the helm, confronting T'Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before. When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt--but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!

Collecting: Black Panther 1-4, Fantastic Four 52

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Black Panther Reviews

  • Iain
    Oct 17, 2016


    Loved this. As an aesthetic experience, which comics should be, it's wonderful. Stelfreeze's art, Laura Martin's gorgeous colours, and Coates' beautiful turns of phrase each make a big contribution to that. The storytelling is always clear. There's a lot of background assumed, but that...

  • Keith
    Oct 15, 2016


    Depending on how well you know Black Panther -- and I mean not just the character, but every run on the character and every time he appears in another Marvel comic and, in fact, every time a reference has been made to any element of the character's world, forever -- A Nation Under Our ...

  • Matthew Lloyd
    Oct 13, 2016

    Matthew Lloyd

    If I were a historian of the modern era, or a literature scholar, I would invest all of my academic ability into analysing the American obsession with monarchy. As I have actually look at the troubling origins of democracy in the ancient world, my scholarly background is more oriented ...

  • Matthew Quann
    Oct 9, 2016

    Matthew Quann

    After being highly impressed with Between the World and Me, the last thing I expected was Ta-Nehisi Coates to headline a Marvel comic. But Black Panther is a great fit as Coates' digs into some headier themes than I am used to in my tights & capes comics. Coates asks an excellent q...

  • Sesana
    Sep 30, 2016


    Super expositiony, yet largely compelling. ...

  • Dave
    Sep 30, 2016


    Ambitious and massive in scope, the reboot of a title that first appeared in 1961 is epic and brilliant in language and art. It has a depth that makes me want to read it again and that is something that I wish more comics would do. A good start to a promising series. ...

  • David Schaafsma
    Sep 28, 2016

    David Schaafsma

    I read the individual issues of this volume (the best-selling comic of the year?) as they came out. Why? Because I loved Between the World and Me and because he had just been awarded a MacArthur and--with the whole world now watching--chose to work on a Marvel comic series about a mino...

  • Naz (Read Diverse Books)
    Sep 28, 2016

    Naz (Read Diverse Books)

    Book 1 only has 4 issues, which is rather short for a collection. The story is still being set up and will eventually go somewhere exciting, I'm sure. But for now, it's a lot of speeches and setting up. I will read future volumes, but was a little disappointed at the slow pacing of thi...

  • Burgoo
    Sep 28, 2016


    This trade is so short that it really feels like set up for the actual story. Yeah, it's fun to have all those variant covers collected in the back, but another issue or two of the actual comic would have been great.As it is now, this is firmly in the land of "promising, but not great ...

  • Cole
    Sep 26, 2016


    really undecided. cool and unique? yes. confusing? yes. surprisingly weighty with meaning? yes.confusing? yes. unique? yes. hmmmmmmm. ...