Black Panther #169

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 24, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 16
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

•  The Dora Milaje once lost faith in their nation. Can the threat of Ulysses Klaw and a hostile army reunite the king and his guard?
•  Meanwhile, Klaw and his allies set in motion the next stage of their attack! Can Midnight Angels Ayo and Aneka escape to warn their king--or will the mind-controlling Zenzi reach them first?
•  The Black Panther loses ally after ally as Klaw's powers grow. Legacy continues as T'Challa struggles to keep control!
Rated T

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jan 25, 2018

    With the wrong artist on deck, this issue's concept could have easily bombed, but Leonard Kirk and Ta-Nehisi Coates were in perfect sync like they were driving a Pacific Rim jaeger. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jan 26, 2018

    Kirk and Martin prove they can handle the driver's seat any time they need to. This issue is an impressive display of the storytelling power of art by way of exhilarating action sequences. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 29, 2018

    Black Panther #169 delivers an exciting and high-action chapter focusing on the Dora Milaje. The arc is making some gestures towards a conclusion, and this issue is a lot of fun in itself. As is often the case, Black Panther gets another recommendation. Check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Aaron Jones Feb 9, 2018

    A Black Panther story with no Black Panther can still be a solid story. After Aneka and Ayo escape from Klaw's clutches, how will Klaw react? How will T'Challa get in the mix while he's being distracted with the creatures from Wakanda's past? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Jan 29, 2018

    Black Panther #169 is a well-crafted book that arguably puts too much of the series' focus on T'Challa's supporting cast. How much one likes this issue will largely depend on how well Coates won you over on Ayo and Aneka in the first place. The artwork by Leonard Kirk and Laura Martin is stunning, but it's easy to imagine that most fans would rather see this type of work depicting the actions of the lead character. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 25, 2018

    This series has struggled quite a bit since the initial high of the "A Nation Under Our Feet" arc, and throwing a silent interlude tale into the mix only further dampens the book's momentum. Read Full Review

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