The new direction is certainly a big departure from what we had been getting previously, as the global scale politics have been replaced by a more urban crime-noir tale. Now it's still far too early to tell one way or the other if this new direction is going to draw new fans in, without alienating the fans that liked what had been going on in these pages previously. However, based on his previous work one would hope that longtime readers would give Christopher Priest a chance to make this new direction work, and I will admit that once we started to get the back-story for this new Black Panther my initial concerns were lessened. I can see fans of crime fiction like 100 Bullets & the Punisher giving this new direction a look, and I hope that a couple months down the line I'll embrace this title once again as one of Marvel's best titles. Then again, even if the new direction does grab me, it's been one heck of a run. Read Full Review
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