Black Panther #6

Black Panther #6

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Chris Sprouse Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 14, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 13
8.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

+ Pull List

•  T'Challa's failures as king are revealed to the UNITED NATIONS!
•  Ayo and Aneka, the Midnight Angels, are courted by Tetu and The People to raise Wakanda to glory, but at what price?
•  The storyline that has critics raving and retailers selling out continues!
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  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Sep 17, 2016

    I haven't written about the role that public perception and leaked information has played in this series and I think that's very interesting. I think the reason that this has become so immensely despite all its idiosyncrasies is that it strikes at a lot of themes that concern a great deal of people currently. And while Coates' story hasn't had many big fist pump moments (last page of this issue being one of a handful), all parts of Black Panther are very accomplished, from Coates' layered prose and dialogue to Stelfreeze and Sprouse's versatile art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Sep 15, 2016

    Yet another brilliant instalment in this series cements it as one of Marvel's finest ongoing properties alongside Vision and a couple of others that are coming to an end in favour of Marvel NOW! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 14, 2016

    The latest chapter of Black Panther is another winner. While the focus of the series is becoming a little choppy, issue #6 offers an engrossing look at a reluctant king fighting to hold his nation together. The combination of Coates' intelligent prose, Sprouse's elegant line-work and Martin's vivid colors results in a truly engaging reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Sep 15, 2016

    It's obvious that Coates is still learning when to get out of the way and let the book show more than tell, but his prose style is solid and Chris Sprouse was an inspired choice as an artist to stand in for Stelfreeze. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Leroy Dee Sep 16, 2016

    VerdictWhen it all boils down to it, this issue is really just set up for the NEXT issue. The next issue is basically giving the fans what they've been asking for since the series started. In fact the last panel of this issue has already went viral on social media. You know the old saying, “best things come to those who wait.” As patient as we readers have been, we have high expectations for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 19, 2016

    Chris Sprouse and Karl Story provide incredible visuals this issue, as always, giving each character their own body language and presence on the page, as well as providing incredible range of expression and a really great take on the Black Panther's deceptively difficult uniform. (Sometimes, simple is the hardest of all.) Black Panther #6 continues the streak of excellence with important plot-reveals, great character work on the main character, and a last-page "HELL, YEAH!" moment that might be worth the price of admission on its own, earning a very impressive 4 out of 5 stars overall. I don't know how long this arc will be, but I can't help but wonder what T'Challa and Wakanda will be like when it's all over" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Sep 19, 2016

    Pacing issues aside, Black Panther #6 is one of the stronger issues in the series, thanks in part to the fact that Ta-Nehisi Coates places T'Challa firmly in the leading role. The artwork by Chris Sprouse and Laura Martin is gorgeous to look at, and one can't help but be excited to see what happens when T'Challa's reinforcements get into the fray. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Sep 16, 2016

    Coates' carefully contextualised conflict keeps "Black Panther" #6 leaps and bounds ahead of most musclebound action books. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Sep 19, 2016

    This is a pretty good issue. Itwrapped up a sub-par arc, and set up something awesome. T'Challa is back tobeing a smart cookie, and Tony Stark plays a role. I hope the next arc andissue can start delivering on the seeds it has sown.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 15, 2016

    While the opening issues of Black Panther were explosive and kinetic, Black Panther #6 shows that the throne's grip on this story may be slipping a bit. Read Full Review

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