BLACK PANTHER #41
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Jason Aaron has done two impossible things with this Black Panther arc, three actually if you count that we’re actually talking about Black Panther.
1) He’s made Black Panther a more relevant figure with the Marvel U. Sure everyone says Wakanda and the people in the city are bad-ass’s. But to me we never really see that at all, until this issue. Panther is a great leader and the twist in this issue was pretty damn good, I felt bad what was happening to him and Storm until the big reveal.
2) The Skrulls actually have a personality, other then being God worshipers. Aaron has made me care about these Skrulls since this started on issue 39. I actually felt bad to the General of this army and his fate is so damn sad. Writing a letter to his family while practically dying on his ship is so damn heart wrenching. Good show Aaron!
The art is still a bit of a mixed bag here for me. Too dark in some places, and the models arent really that detailed, especially for the Skrulls. In fact the lettering got to me a bit cause it was so small, hard to read. Even still Aaron gave me a reason to read this series, even if I am jumping off-board after this. I hope someone learns this lesson in terms of writing this series by just looking at Aaron’s work. It might be a tie-in but damnit, you can write a good Panther story if you just try a little hard.
Art: 3 - Good