Black Panther #17

Black Panther #17

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Chris Sprouse Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 30, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 11
9.1Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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•  T'Challa's got royalty in his DNA, but does he have the loyalty of a goddess in his corner?
•  Ororo Munroe, also known as Storm of the X-Men and former queen of Wakanda, is back in T'Challa's life. But is it for good this time? Or will country come between a man and his queen again?
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  • 9.9
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Aug 31, 2017

    Black Panther has been, since its beginning, an incredibly solid comic, which is no surprise as it's being written by a Pulitzer Prize winning author. This issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Aug 30, 2017

    Storm Baaaaaaaaaack. An Ororo Da Gawddess focused issue leads to some cool story and character movements. Next issue looks grim. Mad grim. But we're here for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 1, 2017

    Black Panther is one of the books I most look forward to every month. With a great writer and a solid stable of artists, this is one that should be on everyones pull list. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    RaisingBlack Sep 7, 2017

    Another Solid issue from Coates and he is getting into the groove of comics. My greatest joy of Coates bringing T'Challa and Storm back together is that it is a black writer helping a white company understand an audience. One thing we have not seen much of at Marvel over the years are strong black power couples. Ewing brought Blue Marvel and Spectrum together and Coates brought Storm and T'Challa back together and it is a welcome sight from Black comic readers. I also love Coates commitment to flushing out Wakanda, and this is especially true after the cancellation of World of Wakanda.

    Coates and Sprouse excel at creating a vivid backdrop of Wakanda. This is the most complex and layered Wakanda has been in years. We are setting up a real space for Wakanda and its sounding neighbors are becoming more vivid. The issue with most comic book universes is that the world is too narrow, and Marvel's number of heroes based in NY and the east coast is living proof of that. Give Coates more time and he can create an Africa and roster of characters for years to come. Storm is the real star of this issue, and like many of the issues in Coates run he is establishing a real Black Panther family of characters that have potential in the Marvel Universe.

    My only problem with Coates as a writer is that his books are not that accessible for other readers to jump in on. He has a manner of character speak that is not normal and his comic is dense, but I applaud him for creating a comic more for the adults seeking more complex story than the one note teen comedy that can often be in a Marvel comic. The other major knock is that Coates is writing political and fantasy adults story with Super heroes and not really writing a Super hero comic. If you are looking for a Black Panther who basically an African 50s Captain America this is not the comic for you, but if you want something deeper I would suggest getting the trade and getting an ear for this kind of writing.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Oct 8, 2017

    We finally get an issue that delivers on action well, something the series has been falling flat with quite a lot. I enjoy Storm's evolving understanding of her power and responsibility, portraying her god-like position as a privilege rather than a curse is a compelling new attitude.

  • 1.0

    If I could give it a 0 I would. The fact that people are saying this is a great book makes me lose faith in todays comic readers. This is as bad as comics get. SJW, political, boring trash.

  • 9.5
    Pantheon36 Sep 4, 2017

  • 8.5
    Phil B. Aug 30, 2017

  • 8.5
    BproofX Aug 30, 2017

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Aug 30, 2017

  • 8.5
    Billyndo Aug 30, 2017

  • 8.5
    Roseandberg Oct 26, 2017

  • 8.0
    StanielK Sep 10, 2017

  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Aug 31, 2017

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