Black Panther #168

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Chris Sprouse Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 27, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 14
8.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

•  And for the Black Panther, that's bad news. As monsters pour through strange gateways, T'Challa must defend his country from within.
•  But with Klaw stealing the lifeblood of Wakanda, the king will have to turn to unlikely allies to staunch the tide!
•  Who will join the king's ill-fated crusade?
Rated T

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Dec 29, 2017

    Here is a book that is always in it for the long haul while still giving the in-betweens of the narrative enough panache to keep you turning the pages. Coates sees the forest and the trees. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Dec 30, 2017

    Coates is leading us towards a massive showdown while keeping the intricate web of subplots moving along. This must be a chore for anyone jumping on late, but those following from chapter one are getting payoffs, ever so slightly, each issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    RaisingBlack Jan 5, 2018

    Coates has a vision for Black Panther. This series is really going somewhere. This issue sets up a lot and still has Wakanda as the star. I worry for the day that Coates might leave this book and someone else has to juggle such a cast of characters leading this book. This series really has started to feel more like a book from Image then from Marvel. Coates isn't afraid to build the world and story then showcase Black Panther as leading superhero. That type of risk-taking makes this book one of the best on-going at Marvel comics right now. The world is so vivid and the stakes are always high. Klaw isn't as much a character in this book as a force that really threatens the core of Wakanda. Sprouse continues the excellent art in this series. more

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Apr 15, 2018

    The series is finally injecting the excitement I've been waiting for, what a great high point to end the issue at.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 11, 2018

    T'Challa and friends throw down with Ras the Exhorter and his Originators. The fight gives Dr. Franklin a Big Damn Hero Moment, which is cool. The main story is framed front and back with a b-story about Ramonda and the Dora Milaje going all "plausible deniability" on a mission to rescue the Midnight Angels. It's a slow start but I look forward to seeing how it develops and bites T'Challa on the ass later.

    Rating this issue was a challenge for me. Chris Sprouse clearly worked hard on the visuals, but it's also clear that several key elements in the script - dynamic fights, sci-fi flyers, and Ras magically shooting down same - are way outside his wheelhouse. I was also disappointed with the way the frame story had to be paced to h more

  • 4.5
    Herushalaim Dec 29, 2017

    I'm not really feeling this issue. I'm much more interested in T'Challa, but he's not in much of this issue. Instead, there's a lot of debate on whether Ayo and Aneka will be saved from Klaw or not and the dialogue just reads so stilted. It's boring.

  • 9.0
    Pantheon36 Jan 4, 2018

  • 8.5
    arrogantdesperado Aug 19, 2018

  • 8.5
    mrbrans Jan 7, 2019

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Dec 28, 2017

  • 8.0
    Phil B. Jan 2, 2018

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Feb 24, 2018

  • 7.5
    StanielK Jan 21, 2018

  • 7.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Mar 25, 2018

  • 6.0
    iPodwithnomusic Jan 12, 2019

  • 4.5
    YourGreenMuse Oct 10, 2018

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