Black Panther #2

Black Panther #2

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Brian Stelfreeze Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 11, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 17
8.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

+ Pull List

• The darkest chapter of the Black Panther mythos continues as Wakanda crumbles from within.
•  Enter: The Midnight Angels! Two mysterious women leading the citizen revolt against the current regime of Wakanda, challenging not only T'Challa's politics but also his resolve. But will their rage provide more for the people than the royal family has thus far?
•  Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner TA-NEHISI COATES (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend BRIAN STELFREEZE!
Rated T

  • 10
    Project Fandom - Rexlor Graymond May 14, 2016

    In another wonderfully drawn issue by Brian Stelfreeze, the Black Panther takes the offensive against The People on their own land. A majority of part two of 'A Nation Under Our Feet' focuses on Black Panther's supporting cast as they all wish to change Wakanda for the better. However the end will likely not justify their means. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth May 12, 2016

    Bottom Line: As far as the things we want to see from the Black Panther mythology, Ta-Nehisi Coates gets it. This book puts down layers that could be the source of stories for years to come long after the Atlantic writer hangs his jersey up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Alan May 13, 2016

    Final Verdict: If you loved the first issue (like I did), you will love Black Panther #2. I couldn't wait for this issue to finally release, and I feel the same about the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed May 16, 2016

    It's a tribute to the craft involved, that Black Panther #2 succeeds in building these thematic questions, but future issues must reply just as strongly, otherwise the mythos risks being torn asunder. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 12, 2016

    Brian Stelfreeze's lithe, burly interpretation of Black Panther and his captivating use of light and shadow make for one of the most visually distinctive Black Panther comics ever published. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley May 12, 2016

    Brian Stelfreeze continues to do a great job on the art front. There aren't many big, standout moments to be found here, but Brian is a great storyteller, and that skill shines through. The one really cool panel this issue does offer features the women that the Midnight Angels rescued celebrating their victory. It's a simple, but effective shot that establishes these women won't lie down and be taken advantage of as their nation burns. It's a beautiful message and one that Stelfreeze is given the space to deliver all his own. The action sequences here are sort of bland, which isn't too much of an issue, though including some dynamic page layouts might help inject energy into the action going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven May 11, 2016

    We're only scratching the surface of Ta-Nehisi Coates' Wakanda, but it's been extremely satisfying to see him build his world around T'Challa and not just through him. A lot of pieces are in play, and it feels like Coates is about to take us on a hell of a journey. Artist  Brian Stelfreeze deserves a lot of the credit by accomplishing the task of showing us so much with each passing panel.  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas May 11, 2016

    Im happy that a Black man is penning this title because Coates is able to speak to a cultural experience with sensitivity that does not betray the characters or their setting, even if we must also point out that this is from an American perspective. Stelfreeze and Martin add to the experience with emotionally laden art, from the characters to the world that surround them. I recommend this issue if you love TChalla and are down for an intellectually engaging story. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 11, 2016

    This series is continuing to pick up momentum with Black Panther #2. Great focus on character development, drawing that line in the sand with this conflict, and getting into those aspects of Wakanda that sets this nation apart from whatever else is going on around the world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 11, 2016

    Marvel has long been know for its more human and relatable heroes and now Black Panther #2 brings one of its most powerful down to the level of a mere man. Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze, and Laura Martin deliver a human story of people doing what they think is right in the only way that they know how; through might, grassroots support, and intellect. Black Panther #2 frames this new superhero solo title as a slowly building political thriller as well as a story about a man and king who is losing his grip on who he is and in turn, his throne. Black Panther #2 may not wow readers like the debut issue did, but it continues the series' thematic richness and sets the title up to go to places that superhero comic books are often afraid to go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Leroy Dee May 12, 2016

    This book does plant seeds for a better story down the road, and even on it's own its very entertaining. There's even some closure to the Zenzi confrontation. It does end on a very weird cliffhanger, but an interesting twist makes T'Challa questions his actions. The story is gaining momentum, so I recommend picking it up now to keep up with the current arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay May 13, 2016

    And then it steps beyond that. Got your bearings on the moral dilemma of the Midnight Angels? Have any feelings on T'Challa being too busy pursuing the evil wizard opposing his rule to deal with how this struggle affects his subjects? Put them on the shelf, because there are more ideas and worlds to explore. It's a dense story, never rushed, but very busy. Once you have your bearings, an unseen door opens and a whole new branch of the tale is exposed. Science. Magic. Political intrigue and epic action. Love, family, tradition. Black Panther promises to have it all. What's more, it promises tomake it all count. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper May 16, 2016

    All told, "Black Panther" #2 lives up to the expectations of the first issue and sets an exciting stage for issue #3. I can't wait to see more of Wakanda. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton May 13, 2016

    It doesnt hurt that Stelfreeze was born to draw TChalla. This is a very classy comic drawn by a man neck-deep in tribal symbology, and written by a man who is a master, portraying worlds both real and fictional to create a reading experience that is not only socially important but a great deal of fun as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 14, 2016

    Black Panther just isn't settling for me. It's still a fine comic, and I hope it goes far, but it might not be for me. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk May 11, 2016

    Black Panther #2 was a disappointing read. I would not recommend this issue to anyone other than die-hard Black Panther fans. Once again, Marvel Comics misses the chance to make a title more mainstream by focusing on delivering yet another niche title under the All New All Different initiative. It is a shame that Marvel Comics is not trying to build on Black Panther's debut on the silver screen with a comic that would appeal to a large cross-section of readers. Read Full Review

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