Review by: magan3D

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Story by David Liss
Art by Jefte Palo
Colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Cover by Simone Bianchi & Simone Peruzzi

Size: pages
Price: 2.99

I’m really loving this new Black Panther that David Liss has been writing. The book got pulled for me because of it taking over for Daredevil and I bought it giving it a try when the series transfered over after Shadowland and I’m glad I stuck with it.

The first arc showcased a power struggle between a new would be kingpin in Hell’s Kitchen named Vlad the Impaler and I hope he becomes a regular standard in the Marvel U. As for with this issue, as an opener to a new arc I’m hooked already wanting to see more. This title has become one of the titles I look forward to the most.

Over all I think David Liss’ writing is great and easily welcomes new readers into the world of Black Panther. I certainly felt that I hadn’t missed anything never reading a Panther book before this one. We get a new artist on this arc as Francesco Francavilla moved on to Detective Comics. With Jefte Palo we get someone who has a similar style that fits how the book was set up. Giving it a street level grittiness to it. I also get the feeling that I see some Romita Jr in his style.

We start off with a little background on the T’Challa letting people know where he’s been before without laying out all the cards. It then leads into a nice chase sequence between him and the best hunter out there, Kraven. Toss in a two page back story about what Kraven is currently all about and we get back to the story at hand. It ends with a simple cliffhanger that ties back to the opening page.

This book was has a solid execution in writing and art. The characters are well written and rendered for the page. Nothing stood out as something that made me gasp or take a second look, but it was good ol’ fashion comic fun. For the most part I’ve had the same feeling all of the recent Liss Panther books. My only negative comment, is that he tended to write Luke Cage a little bit like an ass when he appeared in a few panels through the last arc.

Marvel take note that when you keep a book going and replace the main character it works (at least for me). You’ve gotten me before with Incredible Hercules and now Black Panther.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

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