Black Panther #172

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 13
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

•  Klaw and his allies have brought Wakanda to the brink of destruction.
•  To seal the deal, Klaw has summoned a powerful Marvel foe not seen in years.
•  But Black Panther isn't done fighting yet. He still has a secret weapon: his ex-wife.  
Rated T

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Apr 20, 2018

    Meanwhile, Leonard Kirk has taken what has been a consistently lovely book and raised it to the next level. He's always been a strong artist when standing in for the likes of Brian Stelfreeze, but he has definitely left his own mark on this series with maybe one of the three best-looking books during the Coates era thus far. This issue has a fantastically scripted splash page, that (without spoilers) is guaranteed to be the profile pic for several long-time fans until we get a poster for Black Panther 2. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Aaron Jones Apr 21, 2018

    The actual end was more of a fulfilling ending than last issue could have been. The battle was what I had wished Klaw battle was going to be. Tales of suspense and prime illustration of the manipulative genius that is T'Challa. Nice conclusion, but the kind you don't want to end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 20, 2018

    Black Panther #172 is solid and enjoyable finale to this run/arc of the series. Ta-Nehisi Coates brings ‘Avengers of the New World' home in an absorbing fashion, and Kirk, Deering, and Martin make the book look damn good. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Aaron Anderson Apr 23, 2018

    Coates has defiantly improved on his storytelling. I read the first three issues of his run on this title and it was not poorly written by any standards but the message that Coates was trying to convey was just slightly muddled and meandering. Having read this last arc I look forward to going back and giving the rest of this story a closer look.  I really have enjoyed Leonard Kirk's art it reminds me of 90's Green Arrow Art with its heavy shadowing and inking but with a much crisper coloring job over the top of it. I am really hyped to read Black Panther in Space next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Apr 18, 2018

    All of the essential elements of a superhero comic are in place and executed well enough, but this has proven to be a superhero comic capable of far more than monthly updates. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    freemanlouis7 May 3, 2018

    Keeping up the action, reveals and good pacing of the previous issue my hopes are renewed for this series.

  • 8.5
    RaisingBlack Apr 20, 2018

    Coates writes a really solid end to this arc before the Black Panther Fresh Start. Expect high action and a great spotlight on what has becomes the heroes of Wakanda-especially if you are a Storm fan. I enjoyed the end of this story and this entire arc, but I am unsure if should have been titled Klaw stands supreme considering that Klaw was not that big a deal in the grand scheme of things. It almost feels like this story was meant to be longer and Coates and Kirk had to wrap things up in order to get ready for Fresh Start. That being said I like the (re)introduction of The Adversary as a BP villain and the larger mystery of where is Bast and the Gods of Wakanda is something I hope Coates gets to explore in the future. I like that Coates is more

  • 8.5
    Gizmo May 3, 2018

    Quite the high point to end this "season" on and a smart tact for Black Panther and Storm that doens't write any future authors into any corners. I can't say I'm impressed that the series will restart the numbering at #1 again, what the hell was the point of jumping the numbering up into the hundreds then? Make up your mind Marvel. I'm guessing the unexpected success of the Black Panther film had something to do with it.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Nov 10, 2018

    The mystical aspects of Wakanda's troubles get solved in a mighty spotlight issue for Storm. It's a clean, forceful script that sets up parallel climaxes in both combat and character relations. The visuals live up to the potential of the story - just. Without being able to spot any giant weakness, I still get the sense that the je ne sais quoi that could take this from "good" to "great" is missing from the art rather than the writing.

  • 10
    arrogantdesperado Aug 19, 2018

  • 9.0
    BproofX Apr 18, 2018

  • 8.5
    Phil B. Apr 24, 2018

  • 8.0
    Herushalaim Apr 24, 2018

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 10, 2018

  • 7.5
    CesarCastanha Apr 19, 2018

  • 7.5
    StanielK Apr 29, 2018

  • 7.5
    iPodwithnomusic Jan 12, 2019

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Apr 19, 2018

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