Rise of the Black Panther #2

Writer: Narcisse, Evan, Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Paul Renaud Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 12
7.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

•  T'Challa has finally taken up his crown! But the new king will find old wounds festering.
•  When Wakandans go missing, the Black Panther goes on the prowl - and his path
will lead far beyond the borders of his isolated country.
•  Monarch meets monarch as Namor, the King of Atlantis, discovers Wakanda!
Rated T

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Aaron Jones Feb 12, 2018

    A young T'Challa coming of age and taking the mantle of Black Panther and King from his uncle S'yan, has to solve the disturbing mystery of a number of disappearances among family members plaguing the Wakandan people. Grappling with his country's isolationist traditions, he has to deal with the King of Atlantis, Namor and his brash behavior as well. His involvement will either solve the mystery or cause greater issues with the Atlantean army at his beck and call. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Feb 8, 2018

    I'm ready for more. I can't wait to see what the next chapter holds as Wakanda opens up to the rest of the Marvel Universe. This book is an exciting read and if it continues at this pace, the whole collection will be a must buy for sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Robert Reed Feb 8, 2018

    A little wordy in places, Rise of the Black Panther #2 is nevertheless a great story that builds on its lead character's history in an exciting fashion. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Feb 12, 2018

    "Rise of the Black Panther" #2 is a great retelling of Black Panther's origin story with a solid foundation and inconsistent artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 8, 2018

    Losing Paul Renaud for this issue is a pretty big setback for Rise of Black Panther. Javier Pina is a competent artist, but this issue loses the dynamic visuals that made the first issue such a joy to read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Feb 7, 2018

    There's plenty to be learned in this issue for readers unfamiliar with Wakanda, but very little to be enjoyed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Odin06 Feb 12, 2018

    Excellent story, character´s characterization and art. I was really impressed.

  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU Aug 18, 2018

    A formidable first confrontation between T'Challa and Namor. The Panther is significantly cannier than a standard hero doing a standard "punch punch now we are friends forever" misunderstanding brawl/team-up. I respect the statecraft and royal demeanor the Black Panther shows. The art is superb. About the only failing is an overload of realpolitik dialogue wedged into the final fight. It's a clumsy but I suppose necessary way to apprise the reader of Wakanda's regional rivals. Killmonger is foreshadowed in a much simpler, more satisfying way.

  • 9.0
    RaisingBlack Feb 12, 2018

    This is a brilliant series and a joy to read. I preferred the jaw-dropping art of the previous issue but this book still stands with good art and a brilliant story that I can't wait to see progress. I really wouldn't mind turning this book into an ongoing prequel series that explores the Black Panthers before T Challa and Shuri. This book is my go-to recommendation for new readers wanting to get into Black Panther. There are still great trades and complete series that fans can pick up but if you want the best book going into Watching Black Panther in Theaters then Rise of the Black Panther is your book.

    Pick it up

  • 7.0
    Gizmo May 21, 2019

    These books are dense, so you get your money's worth in reading time. So T'Challa is just going to leave Zoruun hanging like a Spider-Man villain? Its not like the local police are going to book him.

  • 7.0
    SloboSOY Feb 8, 2018

    Ok that was nice, then I find it bowering and thank to Namor that was good again. But not as much as the first issue.
    That's even weird to see Namor & Black Panther already fighting each other. When we remember Namor destroying Wakanda.

    Cover - Nice cover & who give some taste of what I have read inside. 2/2
    Writting - I wonder it the team have many thing to tell for keep going with other issue. 2/3
    Arts - At least the art is strong 3/3
    Feeling - I doubt to take the next issue. 0/2

  • 10
    freemanlouis7 Sep 6, 2018

  • 8.5
    Pantheon36 Feb 11, 2018

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Jul 21, 2019

  • 8.0
    iPodwithnomusic Jul 6, 2018

  • 7.5
    claudiowest Apr 4, 2018

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 5, 2018

  • 7.0
    CesarCastanha Feb 7, 2018

Reviews for the Week of...