Luke Cage guest stars as T’Challa’s new adventure in NYC continues!

The former King of Wakanda has sworn to protect the mean streets of Hell’s Kitchen, and while battling the mob is one thing, how does he stop a killer targeting innocent people?

It’s a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, as T’Challa hunts ruthless new crime lord Vlad the Impaler, while Vlad concocts a desperate and bloody scheme to entrap the mysterious new vigilante that’s ruining his plans.

T’Challa learns what it really means to be a man without fear.

Story by David Liss
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Simone Bianchi, Simone Peruzzi

Price: $2.99
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TheNextChampion01/12/11NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 3.7
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  1. I was torn between Heroes for Hire and this one.  Unfortunately, BP lost this battle.  

  2. I’m getting both, but if I had to choose, I’d go with BP.

  3. @misterckent  You might want to reexamine that decision. Francavilla seriously good.

  4. Enjoyed it more last month than I have had when reading Daredevil for the past year and a half.

  5. Loving this serious superhero version of Coming To America. However, hopefully the villains in this will be expanded on a bit.

  6. See, I want the ‘ghost’ of Daredevil to be in every single cover of this run. Just looking surprised T’Challa is the new ‘Man Without Fear’.

    There’s your comic. 

  7. @ibagree  Yeah, Francavilla is killing it!

    I think the story is interesting enough and I’ll stick around for a while at least. Looking forward to DD: Reborn but the preview art looks bad to me.

  8. Agreed, Fracavilla’s pretty badass.

    And I *love* that T’Challa is the only guy in the Marvel U who’s substituted for Reed Richards *and* Matt Murdock. Who else is that badass!?

  9. @Diabhol  Yes! Never thought about it that way before, but your logic stantds.

  10. Terrible writing, awesome new villain.

    Incredible art.

  11. This was bad, really really really bad. Liss is a good writer, but this was just awful to read. Vlad went from a sophisticated gangster to Yakov Smirnoff in every other panel. Then you get a really bad take on Luke Cage, and overall just a pretty dumb story in general. Art is pretty amazing though.

    2/5 (All of it going to Francavilla’s art) 

  12. I enjoyed this issue quite a bit. I do wish that Vlad wasn’t written with broken-ass English, but the story overall is fun and the art really is pretty freakin’ sweet.

  13. Diggle clearly loves the Nolan Batman movies.

  14. And by Diggle, I mean Liss.

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