Black Panther #171

Black Panther #171

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 13
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

+ Pull List

•  The Black Panther finally meets Ulysses Klaw face-to-face. Will the king lose his country?
•  But Klaw is not the only monster corrupting Wakanda. The gods are still lost - all save one. The true Originator returns!
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  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Mar 31, 2018

    Bottom Line: Coates delivers a masterfully plotted issue that serves up action reminiscent of the film while laying out the groundwork for the next major threat that's been simmering in the background for a while now. This is smart, fun expert level Afrofuturism happening here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Apr 2, 2018

    That being said, this is an improvement over the previous issue, bolstered by a nice showdown between Black Panther and Klaw that show’s off the hero’s intelligence in addition to his physical might. Leornard Kirk and Laura Martin have made a wonderful battle that ebbs and flows, while the return of Okoye is more than welcome now that she has successfully stormed the cineplexes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 29, 2018

    Black Panther #171 is a much-needed and highly enjoyable crescendo to Avengers of the New World. It holds together well throughout, even if its later than it should have been. Kirk and Martin give it some solid, if at times flawed, visuals. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Aaron Jones Apr 2, 2018

    Coates gives us what we've been waiting for and it's Klaw and Black Panther mano a mano. There are answers to the question of who has been pulling the strings all along and what this whole war was all about. We see who comes through the door and I'm surprised. I'm sure you will be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Mar 28, 2018

    It's a great climax before the final issue of this arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    freemanlouis7 Mar 28, 2018

    FINALLY! A comic book issue that feels like a comic book! Here's hoping the conclusion won't fall flat.

  • 9.0
    B Mar 30, 2018

    THis is another great comic by the author! I love the way that Ororo is working herself back into the comic! I always felt that she was a natural match with BP could be be seeing another wedding between the two? What about children?. However, seeing the reconciliation with the Dora Milaje was really good. The fighting was good as well as seeing Klaw be outfoxed. The true revelation was Okoye and THunderball! But I was most happy to see Kasper back in play!

  • 9.0
    RustonLF Apr 3, 2018

    The team behind Black Panther is doing an overall fun job with the character and stories. Coates does a great job of reaching back in Marvel history to expand on the Black Panther mythos. This is a title worth reading.

  • 8.5
    RaisingBlack Mar 30, 2018

    Another great issue from Coates. We pump up the action in this issue and finally see who has been pulling the strings and attacking Wakanda (remarkable choice for a villain). Coates has begun to dig deep into Marvel history and I think that shows his dedication to comic book writing. This gives me hope for his upcoming Captain America book that I think many will complain about just because of who Coates is.

    On to the review. Expect high action and pay off from all the world building done in this book. Kirk does solid art all around in this book. The stakes continue to grow from page to page. One thing I think is odd is that this arc is named for Klaw but I don't think Klaw was ever that huge a factor. It was still a very enjoyable arc for me and I think traditional fans will like the focus being more on Black Pather then the world of Wakanda. I think Coates has found a balance and is raising the stock of many characters. I have high hopes for the upcoming book featuring the Dora Milaje.

  • 9.5
    BproofX Mar 28, 2018

  • 9.5
    CesarCastanha Apr 2, 2018

  • 9.0
    Billyndo Mar 28, 2018

  • 9.0
    Herushalaim Apr 1, 2018

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Mar 30, 2018

  • 8.5
    Phil B. Apr 1, 2018

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Mar 29, 2018

  • 7.5
    StanielK Apr 15, 2018

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 28, 2018

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