Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #513

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #513

Writer: David Liss Artist: Francesco Francavilla Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 15, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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In the wake of Shadowland, there’s a new protector of Hell’s Kitchen! He has no kingdom, no vibranium, and no high-tech safety net--just bloody knuckles and the will to prove himself in a foreign land where the fiercest of jungle predators stalks the most dangerous urban prey! His name is T’Challa, and in the aftermath of Shadowland, he will create a new life, a new identity, and learn what it is to be a different kind of hero. But with Daredevil gone, the bad guys are coming out to play, and a new nemesis--Vlad the Impaler--plots his bloody rise to power. Be there as national best-selling author and Edgar Award Winner David Liss and th more

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Dec 18, 2010

    Francavilla draws a pulp Black Panther that feels like hes from the 1950s. I like it. The Clark Kent secret identity trick is funny too. I like all the gear the Black Panther carries around. The fights scenes were interesting. Cant wait to see more from this team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dan Iverson Dec 15, 2010

    I am not completely sold on Black Panther: The Man Without Fear quite yet, but this issue did manage to pique my interest enough that I am willing to pick up the next few issues to see how T'Challa further adapts to the Kitchen while fighting off a more than formidable opponent. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dec 16, 2010

    I am not completely sold on Black Panther: The Man Without Fear quite yet, but this issue did manage to pique my interest enough that I am willing to pick up the next few issues to see how T'Challa further adapts to the Kitchen while fighting off a more than formidable opponent. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Dec 14, 2010

    This first issue of a new status quo is an interesting slice. Some feels like flat exposition, but when it gets a moment right -- like the superb fighting set pieces and the secret of Vlad -- it does so very well. We can see that Black Panther is doing his best to serve the community but still be his own new man in the shadow of Daredevil. The hook is baited and you'll want to bite, but over the coming months this title will need to avoid clich if it is to land you. The set up is forced on us and out of the way, now all Liss and Francavilla have to do is capitalize on it. There's promise in these pages, let's hope the coming months deliver. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Dec 17, 2010

    The Marvel editors and Liss never should have haunted this book with the memory of Matt Murdock. Instead, they should have let the Panther take over with a simpler explanation or no explanation at all. Here's two. With Daredevil gone, Hell's Kitchen needs a hero. The Black Panther aims to fill the void. They could have even tied Man Without Fear into the Heroic Age direction. Realizing Daredevil's importance, Steve Rogers requests the Black Panther guard a defenseless Hell's Kitchen. Both are superior to what's given--some tommyrot about testing himself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 19, 2010

    Nevertheless, once I reached the end of the issue, I felt as though the story fell a little flat. The community-minded vigilante, swearing to protect those who can't fend for themselves while befriending and admiring them... it just feels a bit cliched. The gangster and his son setting a trap for the hero... again, cliched. One could argue that this is an archetypical crime/vigilante story, and the formula exists because it works. Ultimately, I felt that the cliches outweighed the elements that set this book apart. It's enjoyable, though, and given the title character, it's an unconventional experiment. Of course, that approach - having one hero take over another hero's title - is something that's worked for Marvel before, as those still lamenting the cancellation of The Incredible Hercules can attest. Read Full Review

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