Black Panther #5

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Daniel Acuna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 31, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 19
8.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

T'Challa and the rebels finally have the tools they need to recover the memories the Empire stripped from them - but not everyone thinks the past is worth saving. Especially in the face of the Empire's swift and merciless vengeance. But for T'Challa, there is only one path forward. And it may mean rebellion against his own.
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  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Nicolas Duncan Nov 7, 2018

    The storyline design, construction of action sequences, and emotional artwork by this creative team seem effortless as they effectively establish a fascinating Black Panther story. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    On Comics Ground - Aaron Jones Nov 6, 2018

    Coates and Acua's Black Panther is a must-read. Five years into the future and T'Challa is living solo. He and Nakia have the most intense conversation of the book so far and it is awesome. What's next for the Maroons led by M'Baku? Taking it straight to N'Jadaka who just might be shaking in his panther boots about, "He Who Put the Knife Where it Belonged." Check it out issue #5 available now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 31, 2018

    For any readers who have been on the fence, these pages make it clear Black Panther is a comic to watch closely as it continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 31, 2018

    Stripped away of the action, this issue is a very good story that moves the human drama and character evolution along in a way that both keeps the story interesting, but also signals that there is something bigger coming in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans Nov 14, 2018

    Overall, the issue really comes off as a delay of action in a storyline that has been thrilling and fast-paced during the first four issues. The mode in which this transitional issues handles the changes is a bit abrupt though. It feels like a bit of a narrative stretch for us to believe that in the five years between issues four and five, the empire has not managed to destroy the Maroons, Nakia has withheld information that could have motivated their greatest warrior much earlier, and they have been hiding in the same system undetected for so long.Still, the art by Acua and the coloring team make for a beautiful page turner. A curious series…let's see where it goes. Read Full Review

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