Black Panther #1
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Black Panther #1

Writer: Reginald Hudlin Artist: Ken Lashley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 4, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
5.8Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

These solicits are classified until the release of Secret Invasion #8. Pick up the free Marvel Previews: Dark Reign Edition in-stores the same day as Secret Invasion #8. (12/3/08) Rated A …$3.99

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kurt Taylor Lane/Kevin Powers Feb 3, 2009

    Overall, Hudlin is on to something that could be huge and phenomenal. It will be interesting to find out who becomes the Black Panther, and if it will be Storm or Shuri, but either way, readers should be in for a solid first story-arc or two with great artwork and direct ties to Norman Osborn and "Dark Reign." I'm interested to see where this title goes and if the momentum and quality of this issue continues to grow. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Feb 7, 2009

    As Im uncertain about why I should be readingthis series, the art by Lashley doesnt help. Hes one of those artists thatdraws women in mysterious ways. I havent seen women like that in real lifeyet. Theres a lot of cross hatching which means hes channelling Jim Lee. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 2, 2009

    This book has a tremendous amount of potential, but due to the re-genderfication (yeah, I made that up) of the character, I fear it will be construed as gimmicky. At this point, there is a strong scent of gimmick to this relaunch, especially since Marvel has been pushing this book for months now, and the character behind the promotion only graces the cover of this issue. While I expected this book to be a bit of a gimmicky letdown, especially following Jason Aaron's "Secret Invasion" tie-in issues, the fact that this title has Dr. Doom, Namor, Storm, and (for now) T'Challa makes it a read worth looking into. It is not the most impressive treatment that I've ever encountered for T'Challa, but it isn't the worst either. This book is treading middle ground right now and will make a decision soon as to whether it ascends into greatness or slips into becoming a boring, neglected title. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 4, 2009

    Not that this should come as much of a surprise, but Black Panther has changed very little in its latest transition. The series is still plagued by an overly simplistic and often aggravating portrayal of its characters. With a less than compelling mystery that will likely persist for many months to come, I see no reason to get excited at the prospect of more Black Panther. This long-term fan continues to pine for the good old days. Read Full Review

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