Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Lan Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 19
7.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

From the pages of Jason Aaron's AVENGERS! Vampires. Aliens. Angry fish kings. Black Panther's hand-picked Agents of Wakanda can handle it all. And who better to lead them than the king of the world's most technologically evolved country? Wakanda is making waves on the world's map - and not everyone's a fan. With General Okoye's help, T'Challa will take Gorilla-Man, Ka-Zar and Wasp on a global fight for survival - to handle threats S.H.I.E.L.D. could only dream of!
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  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Sep 23, 2019

    A fantastic comic put together by an incredibly passionate, top tier creative team that brings some of the more obscure and diverse elements of the Marvel Universe into the limelight. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 18, 2019

    Lan Medina does an amazing job with the art in this issue. The characters look great and the action is well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Sep 22, 2019

    This is a standard early super team book with a special charm because of how underutilized these characters are. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Antonio Brown Sep 25, 2019

    All in all, it's a good, fun read from Marvel. The art is in sync with the story, except the cover which features Ka-Zar and Gorilla Man who really don't play a factor. The last page alone is worth the buy, and it leaves you anticipating the next arc in this nicely written story. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Sep 22, 2019

    Black Panther And The Agents of Wakanda #1 is a great example of what can be done when you break the box down and build something new. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Connor Casey Sep 18, 2019

    This could wind up falling into the ether of countless team books, but it's off to a promising start and Lan Medina's art is impressive. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier Sep 17, 2019

    Jim Zub and the art team start Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda with a strong first issue that establishes the team and offers a hint of what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Sep 18, 2019

    Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1 has a story that isn't entirely new, and good art, but has a strong presence with its mix of mainstream and out of the way characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 18, 2019

    A good fight comic that offers something a little different for the hardcore Marvel fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Sep 18, 2019

    Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1 is an okay start to a new series. I like the idea of the group and it certainly has some very interesting characters. I will be interested to see what Zub does with them in the future once he gets his footing with all of them. The art, while not bad, also doesn't really stand out either. That is probably the biggest thing that might hinder this series, especially being the first issue. Nothing really stands out about it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Aaron Jones Sep 24, 2019

    What do we do without SHIELD? Well T'Challa has the answer and it's the Agents of Wakanda. They work on the weird, the wild, and the covert that regular superheroes don't handle. This new on-going series finds a rag-tag group figuring out how to be a team. But if anyone can lead them, it's Okoye. There's some trouble afoot in Oklahoma and then the real action commences. Take a look at this brash group of secret agents under the Wakandan King. On sale now! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Sep 18, 2019

    The first issue of Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda doesn't skimp on action, but it takes its time to thoroughly establish its premise. It's a good move for a #1, but it doesn't leave much room to make the tone of the title clear. Strong art and a promising (but overlarge) cast are enough to string us along to #2, where we'll hopefully get a better grasp of what this series is all about. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dom Berardi Sep 21, 2019

    "Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1 is a bit of a question mark with its odd pairing of characters." Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Sep 17, 2019

    While this book's action-first approach gets the reader's attention, it also means losing an explanation to the team's makeup, leading to the problematic elements going unaddressed, making Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1's opening mission a bit dicier than you might expect. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Sep 22, 2019

    More by-the-numbers than explosive,Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda isn't exactly a complete dud but fails to make the critical impact necessary to draw readers in for future issues. It has a great set-up but ultimately is searching for a hook strong enough to lure readers back for more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Sep 18, 2019

    I still have hopes things can turn around the next issue, but this debut was an uninspired, poorly written bore. It looked great, but Lan Medinas art cant do all the heavy lifting by itself. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Daniel Clark Sep 23, 2019

    Artist Lan Medina's art is indicative of the book as it gets the job done even if not in the most spectacular way. There were a few inconsistencies during conversations as characters would shift their location from panel to panel. One major highlight was a splash page of Okoye doing a roll call of where all the assorted characters were at that given moment. In a way that page represents the type of promise this series and concept holds. Hopefully, future issues will lean into that strangeness rather than straight forward team book with different clothing. Read Full Review

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