Black Panther #170

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 15
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

•  With Storm back by his side, T'Challa finally confronts Ras the Exhorter, the mysterious villain summoning dark creatures to Wakanda.
•  But what the Black Panther learns will shake all he believes. Who IS Ras The Exhorter? And what is his connection to T'Challa's old foes?
•  And to celebrate the release of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER movie, this issue includes an exclusive interview with the film's director, Ryan Coogler, and Ta-Nehisi Coates!
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  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax Mar 1, 2018

    For all of these reasons, people will be entering the world of Wakanda (maybe via the film) through this issue. This is a good thing because if you find the story too far along or if you get frustrated with some of the references that operate just beyond your world of understanding, the interview between Coates and Ryan Coogler published in the letters page " "Down with the King" " is well worth the price of the ticket this month. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Mar 2, 2018

    Bottom Line: You'll be hard pressed to be better layered, nuanced afrofuturism in mainstream comic than the sprawling epic Coates has laid out here. This issue is probably one of the best balancing acts he's pulled so far between action and exposition. If you enjoyed the movie, there's no reason you wouldn't enjoy this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Aaron Jones Mar 3, 2018

    Questions abound in this installment of Coates' Battle for Wakanda. Who or what is Ras the Exhorter? What lies ahead for T'Challa and his newly assembled "Avengers of the New World?" While the Black Panther's posse battle portal monsters, the imprisoned Tetu teases that this is only the beginning of something much worse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Shawn A. Warner Feb 28, 2018

    This issue is a pure Black Panther story, it bristles with electricity and treats the eyes and brain to enough sequential art magnificence to hold us until next issue while leaving us hungry for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 1, 2018

    In general, things seem to be picking up for the series again, though I'm still very much looking forward to the new status quo that comes with the impending relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Mar 5, 2018

    A clever twist at the end of the issue has a lot of promise as the arc approaches its final chapters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 28, 2018

    Black Panther stays on top as one of Marvel's best series, delivering plenty of action and suspense in an issue worth reading twice. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 28, 2018

    Black Panther #170 isnt a bad issue, but the continued reluctance to move forward is increasingly tiresome. While I can still recommend this issue, it really needs to advance soon. Its very likely this will conclude whenever the new title starts. Thats not too far ahead, at least. In any case, feel free to pick this issue up. Its still solid. Read Full Review

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