Black Panther: Legends #1
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Black Panther: Legends #1

Writer: Tochi Onyebuchi Artist: Setor Fiadzigbey Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 13, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
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Dive into the legend of the Black Panther in this new origin story by acclaimed author Tochi Onyebuchi and New York Times-bestselling illustrator Setor Fiadzigbey, perfect for middle grade readers!
T'Challa and Hunter are brothers growing up in the idyllic royal palace of Wakanda. Theirs goes beyond the usual sibling rivalry, though - Hunter, although older, is adopted, and T'Challa is the true heir to the throne. Both brothers wrestle with fairness and the
future, readying themselves for responsibility, when tragedy strikes and takes the choice from them. This new series, ideal for young fans and loyal readers alike, will expl more

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Oct 14, 2021

    "Black Panther Legends" #1 does an outstanding job of reframing Wakanda " and the world " of T'Challa's youth, setting up the series for the reimagined Hero's Journey to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Oct 11, 2021

    Black Panther Legends #1 offers a new take on the hero's origin and serves as a great introduction to the character for new fans. If you loved the Black Panther film, or want to know more about the character, I'd highly suggest picking this series up. And the next issue looks to continue exploring T'Challa's origins by revisiting his first meeting with another Marvel hero-in particular, one with who he shares a strong connection. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Oct 13, 2021

    Artist Setor Fiadzigbey brings this world and its characters to life with a very unique and lavish style. The lush forests of Wakanda nicely contrast with the sleek, futuristic design of its buildings and technology. The book has such a dynamic look that evena boardroom scene focusing on Wakandan politics looks incredible. Paris Alleynes colors have such a pure, watercolor style that meshes perfectly with Fiadzigbeys pencils. Its a beautiful book that youll want read again with each subsequent issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 11, 2021

    Black Panther Legends #1 offers an intriguing setup involving a young T'Challa connecting to the very real tragedy of apartheid in South Africa. Marvel has always been about the world outside your window, and this series aims to explore the complexities and difficult world a young Black Panther must grow up in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Oct 18, 2021

    It is an interesting story even if you do not include this aspect so if you are a fan of the Black Panther or just want to know more about this character I would recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 13, 2021

    Black Panther Legends #1 is a great entry point for someone who is looking for a place to start reading comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Evan Valentine Oct 13, 2021

    Legends is a good read for comic readers looking to learn more about T'Challa but it has a few rough edges that stop it from being truly great. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Oct 17, 2021

    As a retelling of T'Challa's origin, there is only so much new content that can be presented, but Tochi Onyebuchi brings an informed perspective that adds authenticity to this version of the story.

    Thankfully, Psycamorean has already corrected the record regarding Liberia, so there's not much I'll add. It's revealing that the line which Merlyn objected to does not even mention white people. The period in the 1800s when the American Colonization Society spearheaded the colonization project for Liberia (opposed by most African-Americans and abolitionists) installed black and mixed-American colonists in positions of leadership and granted disproportionate ownership over businesses and plantations. This practice has disenfranchised i more

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  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 3, 2022

    If you ignore the giant flashing "BUY ME IN BULK FOR YOUR 7TH-GRADE ENGLISH CURRICULUM" sign, it's a decent all-ages story with a nice blend of multiple continuities. But if you DO consider it as a "teaching tool" book, it's … also pretty nice, with some solid thought- and discussion-provoking links to South African history. The art could be better, though. It is pretty, but it could/should do better visual storytelling.

    (Why is T'Challa wearing a caucasian-colored band-aid? Because that's a local South African band-aid.)

  • 6.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Oct 13, 2021

    This is fine enough, for a children's comic. The biggest issue here was the art was rough, and I don't know what happened with the lettering, but it was terrible. Whoever did it needs to figure out spacing. The comic establishes that Apartheid and colonization is a bad thing, which is a very fair thing to teach children. It also teaches kids to stand up for one another which is, again, totally fair and valid.

    Now for the meme part of the review. The only other review listed right now is by Merlyn, and instead of judging this comic on its true merits, he gets hung up on a single panel and one mention of a country. Liberia. Onyebuchi doesn't do anything close to historical revisionism. Here is the quote from the issue, spoken by T' more

  • 6.0
    Merlyn Oct 13, 2021

    Maybe I would have liked this more if not for the historical revisionism that Onyebuchi tries to apply here regarding Liberia, a country that doesn't give citizenship to white people (guess that's racist but whatever) and that was supposed to be a real life Wakanda but failed, even though white people didn't interfere as they did in the rest of the African continent. But for extremists the truth doesn't really matter, it's all about ideology. It's a shame that this book is targeted for YA and young people are impressionable so they would believe these lies.

    P.S.: I love it when losers screech at stuff they don't want to hear and try to cover that up by deliberately misinterpreting what I say and ramble on to try to "win", my job more

  • 7.0
    tonpas1989 Feb 6, 2022

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