Black Panther: Long Live The King #1
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Black Panther: Long Live The King #1

Writer: Nnedi Okorafor Artist: Andr Lima Arajo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 13, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 8
7.3Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

As the Black Panther and an Avenger, T'Challa has had to save the world time and again -- but those duties pale in comparison to his responsibilities as king of Wakanda. As the nation rebuilds in the wake of revolution, T'Challa finds his people besieged by a massive monster tearing through the country, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake! From acclaimed novelist NNEDI OKORAFOR (BINTI, WHO FEARS DEATH) and illustrator ANDRE ARAUJO (SPIDEY, THE WICKED + DIVINE) comes an adventure set in the world of Ta-Nehisi Coates' landmark BLACK PANTHER run and told in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

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  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Dec 14, 2017

    In spite of this disaster being used as an extended metaphor, at times it felt like a crutch. This creature that caused the earthquake felt like it didn't cause any damage. If we're going to have a creature causing huge chaos can it at least do something? It felt like it was there to scare people but it didn't do any of the scaring? The writer felt like it was doing the bulk of the work meanwhile the artistry was snagging behind it. The art felt a bit distracting rather than helpful at times, but it didn't destroy the content. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Dec 18, 2017

    Black Panther: Long Live the King #1 honors its title by showing the best parts of T'challa as the ruler of Wakanda. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Dec 13, 2017

    Whilst this book has an element of charm, I have to admit, I miss the old regal T'Challa. I appreciate that Marvel are in a state of flux, with cinematicsuccess nottranslating into comic book success, but even so, this feels like a light weight T'Challa when compared to the original. In this incarnation, he is more a Grey Tabby, than a Black Panther. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Dec 13, 2017

    For an opening issue, Black Panther: Long Live the King #1 is a fairly standard book, lacking any real surprises or standout moments. André Lima Araújo’s artwork makes for a pleasant digital reading experience and Nnedi Okorafor’s scripting captures T’Challa’s voice without overcrowding the pae with dialogue. However, Black Panther: Long Live the King #1 falls a bit too far on the lean side of things, making it difficult to recommend without an idea of where the series is heading. For Black Panther fans aching for something a bit more straightforward and less deconstructive than Coates’ series, this may sate that hunger before the character returns to the big screen in February. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 13, 2017

    The first issue is good though not great but it impressively serves to be easily accessible for new readers while expanding the world for long time fans. It's also solid enough I want to see what's next. The focus on the technology of Wakanda has me very interested in seeing where it's going and what we'll see, there's a lot of potential there and that aspect has me excited to see what's next. Read Full Review

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