King In Black: Black Panther #1

Event\Storyline: King in Black Writer: Geoffrey Thorne Artist: German Peralta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 10, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 13
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

T'Challa's most treasured allies are lost in a storm of Knull's making in this wild one-shot! Critically acclaimed writer, actor and producer Geoffrey Thorne explores a Wakanda gone dark - invaded by Knull's massive symbiote army. Wakanda needs its king. It needs the Black Panther. But once again, the hero must choose between his role as an Avenger, his role as a king... and the yearnings of his heart.

Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Feb 10, 2021

    King in Black: Black Panther#1 perfectly blends the Afrofuturism of its title hero with the cosmic horror of the title event series, creating an engaging and often emotional story. Fans of King in Black or theBlack Panther film, as well as Black Panther fans in general, will want to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Robert Reed Feb 8, 2021

    An exhilarating read, King in Black: Black Panther #1 delivers on the promise of seeing an army of symbiotes go up against the might of the Wakandan military. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Feb 10, 2021

    King in Black: Black Panther #1 is a moving and engaging delight of a read that never loses sight of its greater purpose. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Feb 14, 2021

    An excellent chapter in the King in Black event, not essential reading but fans of King in Black won’t want to miss this tale, a corner of the world which has so far been overlooked in the rest of the event. Thorne understands what works well about Black Panther and manages to tell a story which really captures the vibe of Wakanda, and answers the question of how well Wakanda would fare against a symbiote army. It manages to stand apart from the other tie-ins as well, no mean feat. The art is really good, the action scenes are incredible and the symbiote designs really capture the sinister horror vibe better than most of the other one-shots in the event. If you’re not planning on picking up all the tie-ins to the event this is one of the issues you should definitely consider picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Feb 11, 2021

    The King in Black has no idea who he's messing with when the ruler of Wakanda uses the lessons of the past to teach one in the present. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 8, 2021

    I was shocked how much I enjoyed this issue, especially since I haven't been a huge fan of the KING IN BLACK tie-ins. Sure, the dialogue was heavy with almost two stories hovering over top of one another throughout. Yet, Thorne managed to set the tone well and pull me deep into the story. If you're on the fence with this issue AND are a BLACK PANTHER fan, Id give it a look. There is no doubt it's a KING IN BLACK tie-in. However, Thorne portrays TChalla masterfully and provides an invigorating take on the character that's been missing for quite some time. This KING IN BLACK issue isn't crucial but BLACK PANTHER peeps will love the heck out of it. KING IN BLACK: BLACK PANTHER is creative, busy, and loaded with potential. Give it a look, let me know what you think, and God Bless. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comics Bookcase - Jacob Cordas Feb 10, 2021

    Another strong addition to Marvels King In Black event, King In Black - Black Panther #1 is well written and well drawn - only its coloring occasionally brings it down. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Feb 10, 2021

    King in Black: Black Panther #1 will have 2 covers: Cover A, Leinil Francis Yu & Sunny Gho; Cover B, Steve Epting. Read Full Review

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