Black Panther #2

Writer: Eve L. Ewing Artist: Chris Allen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 19, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Who is the mysterious Beisa? Delve deeper into Wakanda as we - and T'Challa - have never seen her! No longer in the Golden City, T'Challa goes deep undercover to try to understand the heart of this city that feels it has been forgotten by the Black Panther. And some people aren't happy with the rumors that the Black Panther has been skulking around Birnin T'Chaka - like the alluring thief Beisa. Fortunately, some new allies and familiar faces will remind T'Challa that outcast or no, the Black Panther is never completely alone!
Rated T+

  • 10 - Charlie Ridgely Jul 19, 2023

    Only two issues in and this is already shaping up to be a fantastic run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Aug 2, 2023

    T'Challa's new world continues to grow as Black Panther #2 deepens everything with powerfully deep visuals and a heavy well-crafted character focus. This series not only puts the character in a different space within the world but puts the long-running title into a new interesting space. Similarities to other vigilante characters are naturally noticed but this remains uniquely a Black Panther/Wakanda series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Jul 19, 2023

    Black Panther #2 is a strong sophomore issue that carries on with redefining the former king of Wakanda while building up a new civilian identity for TChalla. Ewings script tackles the structures of Birnin through the dual focus of TChalla and the new antagonist Beisa. The pencils and inks from Allen and Yeung showcase this new tension with clear-cut visuals, selling both the action and characterization with equal simplicity. The look of the book and the balance between street-level scope and high-flying Wakandian society is reinforced through Aburtovs bright palette. Overall, the issue continues to be a great place for non-readers of Black Panther to jump on and makes for a compelling entry into the more grounded side of the Marvel universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 19, 2023

    Allen delivers some fun, engaging and visually compelling art in the issue. The imagery is wonderfully detailed and the action thrills the eyes. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 25, 2023

    The deeper themes of Ewings series will have a chance to expand and open up in the issues to come. The initial sketches of a nation in transition seem to hit page and panel a bit unevenly, but Ewing is doing a good job of establishing them with a degree of grace as Black Panther and Beisa get a bit closer in the second issue of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 21, 2023

    Black Panther #2 improves on everything established in the debut issue. T'Challa's new status quo is further developed to make how he operates in his new city to have cool espionage elements. Add in how well developed Beisa and Deathlok are put over as antagonists Eve Ewing and Chris Allen are building something special with their run. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Jul 19, 2023

    The new world of Black Panther grows ever more human and engaging. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 22, 2023

    This is a solid, respectable second issue that establishes more for the main character and his new story status quo, while filling in the world around him with good supporting characters and antagonists. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jul 19, 2023

    Black Panther #2 (2023) continues the deep exploration of Wakanda's street-level life, but the more texture Ewing gives to the picture, the more it looks like Ewing is writing a dull Batman story in Gotham with a thin coat of Wakandan paint. The art team is doing their best to keep the visuals interesting, but the story is too slow and too boring to hold your attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Texas VII Jul 20, 2023

    I’m really loving this series so far, seeing T’challa fight corruption in the inner cities gives me feelings of Batman and I’m not mad at it. The art is pretty good, and even great in some scenes. I’m hooked so far and can’t wait for the next issue.

  • 8.0
    Screaming Enigma Jul 27, 2023

    Another pretty good issue here. The previous issue was a lot of setup, and this builds upon that a bit. The two highlights of this book for me have to do with Beisa and Deathlok. Firstly, the confrontation between Beisa and T'Challa was pretty cool and I thought their conversation was well-written. Beisa shows promise and I'm intrigued to see what comes of her in this series. As for the second highlight, the scientists taking control of Deathlok is intriguing and I'm looking forward to seeing how his eventual face-off with T'Challa plays out. I do wish my copy of the book didn't display the wrong preview, however. I'm not sure if it comes up on any digital versions, but at the end I was shown Taurin Clarke's main cover for Issue 4 instead o more

  • 9.5
    Pantheon36 Sep 8, 2023

  • 8.0
    wesshamu Aug 9, 2023

  • 8.0
    Mikeguy0267 Jul 20, 2023

  • 7.5

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