Black Panther #8

Black Panther #8

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Chris Sprouse Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 16, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 10
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

+ Pull List

•  T'Challa's research and technology takes him to a place that not even THE CREW can follow: THE DJALIA, Wakanda's collective memory.
•  Just getting there was hard, but finding SHURI across their nation's past, present and future might turn out to be impossible.
•  Even so, the strain on his Soul-Stalker abilities might tear him apart before he gets very far...
Rated T

  • 8.8
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Nov 17, 2016

    The script from Ta-Nehisi Coates is at its poetic best as the king of Wakanda explains his motives and determination for saving Shuri. Things do get a bit exposition-y, but not enough to be a real problem. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Liam Nolan Nov 16, 2016

    BLACK PANTHER #8 is a fantastic, character-centric issue. Sprouse and Coates continue to write one of the best comics Marvel is publishing today. Sure, not exploring Wakanda's racism in regards to The Crew more is a missed opportunity, but it doesn't significantly detract from an issue that does such a fantastic job of giving T'Challa time to grow as a character and figure out what he is and isn't willing to give up for his country. Though, we still don't know Shuri's exact powers, the conflict with Tetu is only going to escalate from here as the “A Nation Under Our Feet” arc enters its final issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Nov 18, 2016

    Coates is churning out a page turner that doesn't need a fist fight on every page to prove that T'Challa is an effective and cerebral yet conflicted hero. Also, applause is in order for giving Shuri (possibly) the level-up she so deserves. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Nov 26, 2016

    To some degree, a readers opinion of Shuris segments in The Djalia probably relates to how much he/she likes the fables and parables that Shuri and the mother spirit tell each other. I thought that the story-within-a-story in Black Panther #8 was one of the better Shuri tales. It concerns the Buffalo Woman, who ended up being a great transitional leader for Wakanda. These interludes have helped fill in the history of Wakanda and informs Shuris direction. Whether she will fully side with the Midnight Angels or not, I am looking forward to seeing how Shuri complicates Tchallas life even more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Nov 16, 2016

    : These issues are starting to blend together as they kind of all feel the same. Chris Sprouse's artwork is smooth and meshes well with the dialogue-laden story that is Black Panther #8. This is an arc that is eight-parts deep, and I'm not even sure where we're going. These are books that you can't sit down and walk away from, they require introspective meditation work just to understand what you just read.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 17, 2016

    Though still armed with a sharp script and heavy narrative themes, Black Panther #8 stumbles a bit on its own feet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 21, 2016

    This issue I actually enjoyed. The whole dream sequence and the history lesson was good, though I am a sucker for history lessons. This was a nice departure from the revolution story line, and now that Shuri is back maybe she can bitch slap T'challa so he stops making stupid mistakes. The art in this issue is still really good.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Whateverman Nov 20, 2016

    Coates delivers another solid issue. Loved the Crew banter that turned serious. I knew Storm could control weather, but damn, she can throw shade with the best.

  • 7.5
    Rick Jonez Nov 22, 2016

    ... a bit exposition-y ... fantastic, character-centric ... T'Challa is an effective and cerebral yet conflicted hero ... they require introspective meditation work just to understand what you just read ... heavy narrative themes ... Shuri is back ...

  • 5.0
    freemanlouis7 Nov 24, 2016

    Coates, I am begging you, pick up the pace. So little actually happened.

  • 5.0
    Gizmo Nov 24, 2016

    The Crew checks out already, it was completely unnescessary to assemble them in the first place, though it was nice to bring Storm into the picture. Coates's dialogue works for Wakandans, but feels inauthentic coming out of American characters Misty Knight and Luke Cage. The plot tansitions to, hopefully, our final story time with Shuri. She looks awesome at the end, so hopefully that's a sign of the payoff to come.

  • 10
    ElbaPorter Nov 16, 2016

  • 9.5
    BproofX Nov 16, 2016

  • 9.0
    StanielK Nov 17, 2016

  • 8.5
    pablo Nov 17, 2016

  • 8.5
    Spock's Brain Nov 22, 2016

  • 6.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Nov 25, 2016

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