Black Panther #12

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Jen Bartel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 29, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 16
7.4Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

The can't-miss issue! Rising star Jen Bartel returns for the end of the second groundbreaking arc. Years ago, the Black Panther departed Earth for the stars - and discovered an empire bigger than he could have dreamed. Learn at last how the King of Wakanda found himself a slave in the Vibranium mines of a half-familiar world. T'Challa's lost past is revealed here!
Rated T

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Aaron Jones Jun 27, 2019

    I love the subtle connections to the Shuri book but can't wait for the inevitable convergence. I'm not really sold on the side story of Achebe and Farouk's plan with the M'Kraan crystal but only time will tell. The art is beautiful and eye-catching. The more traditional comic art fits well with the story at this point. Acuna is masterful but the panels and faces tell the story in a way I'm used to. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - Nicolas Duncan Jun 20, 2019

    Black Panther #12 gives just enough answers and leaves some unanswered questions to keep the reader interested for the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Frantz Jerome Jun 1, 2019

    The trap is set, the hero has the weapon, the armies are primed, the core mysteries are unraveled and the climactic battle is at hand. It's on and popping for the next issue! Hands will be thrown! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Jun 3, 2019

    Readers are ultimately left in a frustrating position. This will likely read immensely better in the trade format, as Ta-Nehisi Coates' past arcs have. Coates packs his stories with subtext and payoffs that often only reveal themselves when the work is seen in whole, rather than part, but it'd be nice if the parts were a little more rewarding on their own. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett May 29, 2019

    This is another example from the current Black Panther run of a chapter that might function well as part of a collection, but lags as a single installment. Read Full Review

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