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Ultimate Black Panther #1

Writer: Bryan Hill Artist: Stefano Caselli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 7, 2024 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 27
8.3Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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In the wake of ULTIMATE INVASION, Khonshu and Ra - the force known together as Moon Knight - are seeking to expand their brutal control of the continent of Africa. In response, the lone bulwark against them, the isolated nation of Wakanda, will send forth its champion...its king...the Black Panther! From the creative minds of Bryan Hill (BLADE, KILLMONGER) and Stefano Caselli (X-MEN RED, AVENGERS) comes a bold new take on the world of Black Panther and Wakanda!   
Rated T+

  • 10
    Super Hero Hype - Matt Morrison Feb 8, 2024

    This book is everything a first issue should be. It is an action-packed adventure and a brilliant glimpse at a new world. If Hill and Caselli can maintain this momentum, this could easily become one of Marvel Comics' strongest titles. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Feb 7, 2024

    Ultimate Black Panther #1 is an impressive beginning. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Collier Jennings Feb 7, 2024

    Ultimate Black Panther #1 is another excellent entry into the new Ultimate Universe, revamping the world of Wakanda with plenty of political intrigue and new challenges for its titular regent. If you loved the Black Panther movies, the new Ultimate comics, or you're looking for a great jumping on point this comic has it all. Here's hoping the next issue keeps up the forward momentum. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 7, 2024

    Casellis art is brilliant. I love the details throughout the panels and the rich, deep and visually engaging colors from Curiel. The visuals enhance the drama of the story perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Feb 17, 2024

    Overall, Ultimate Black Panther #1 is a tense retelling of TChallas rise as Black Panther, one which shows his might as king and superhero. The story by Hill is exciting. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a story that shows the Black Panther in a way we have not seen since Christopher Priest. Altogether, a story that shows a world where walls do not stop the barbarians at the gate but gives them another border to cross. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Christopher R. Ford Feb 19, 2024

    Tradition, superstition, politics, family, and love. There are so many ways to tell stories featuring any combination of these subjects. Ultimate Black Panther #1 is taking them all head on. So many potential conflicts are set up in this one issue, it will be interesting to see where Hill and company go story-wise and visually. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Feb 8, 2024

    Ultimate Black Panther #1 appeals to my sensibilities and presents a complex world that balances conflict, plot, setting, and characterization. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Feb 7, 2024

    The familiarity is nice and all but the creative team plays things a little too safe. The Ultimate line was known for taking risks, with varying degrees of success, but it seems Ultimate Black Panther would rather hide in the shadows than risk open war. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 7, 2024

    Will it happen or am I providing more conjectures than the author actually is? And thus, I have to use a bit of my own imagination to see where this series might go instead of relying on the storyteller for guidance. And that becomes the problem. As of right now, Im in on issue two mainly due to where I feel the story is going. But I want more guidance from Hill. In the meantime, youve got me for the first arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 7, 2024

    Ultimate Black Panther #1 is a solid start. It's a bit more backroom debates than expected, but that makes the comic stand out as Black Panther should be about the balance to statesmanship and being a superhero. It gets to the core of what makes the character and this world work so well. It also again stands out just enough from what has come before, laying the groundwork to expect new and exciting directions. Another solid start for the Ultimate Universe which is quickly standing out from everything else Marvel is currently doing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Feb 7, 2024

    A handful of surprises are still in the mix that will have readers raise an eyebrow, but if you've read a Black Panther comic in the past 20 years this one doesn't feel all that different, but that's still not a bad thing to publish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Feb 7, 2024

    Ultimate Black Panther#1 is the familiar yet fresh take T'Challa and the Kingdom of Wakanda have been in desperate need of for the last three years. With so much potential brimming on the book's future, this is a must-read for anyone even considering jumping into Marvel's new Ultimate Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Matt Fischer Feb 13, 2024

    This is an uneven, but great start. Its going to be interesting to see where the Killmonger, Storm, and Shuri developments lead. To be frank, every character besides TChalla is interesting in his own book. They need to work on that. Also, the lack of a Tony cameo is disappointing. However, this is only issue 1. Theres a lot of time left. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Feb 7, 2024

    Ultimate Black Panther #1 is the first introduction of the Ultimates version of the character to longtime Ultimates fans. Hill's script is tight, dramatic, and fueled by the onset of war, and Caselli's art, including the new suit, looks fantastic. That said, the point of Ultimates is to create a fresh spin on an old character. On that point, Hill doesn't deliver. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Feb 8, 2024

    Ultimate Black Panther #1 packs a cool villain in a derivative script. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 10, 2024

    A strong enough debut issue sets up all the characters and the world, but unlike Ultimate Spider-Man, there's little that sets this apart as a special interpretation of the classic Black Panther. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dave DSG Feb 14, 2024

    T'challa is the new king of Wakanda after his father abdicates the position and faces a territorial crisis carried out by the gods Ra and Konshu, who together form Moon Knight, who want to take over the entire African continent. from Egypt.

    T'challa and his queen Okoye, the former warrior Dora Milaje, seek not to go to war with anyone until they have all the information possible, but when they carry out an attack against T'challa where his father T'chaka dies, the war It starts with everything.

    Shuri is Wakanda's Woman in Arms and is dedicated to arming the Dora Milaje, who were waiting for the order to attack.

    On the other hand, Killmonger fights Moon Knight alone with the help of Wind Rider, whos more

  • 10
    BillyBat Feb 10, 2024

    I have been frequently disappointed by Black Panther comics (And when I say frequently, it's actually most of the time since the botched ending of Doomwar), and between Ridley, Coates, and Ewing, I've lost count of the number of times I've been misled by a promising first issue that turned out to be a disaster. But... I want to believe; Hill seems to finally be an author who loves Black Panther. Let's see what comes next.

  • 10
    Lock Feb 7, 2024

    Happy to see this ultimate universe starting off strong with Spider-Man and Black Panther

  • 9.0
    ResearchReader Feb 17, 2024

    Like others have mentioned here, there is no lack of poor Black Panther stories. How many years has it been since he has been done the least bit of justice? Well here is finally have the change of pace. Hill delivers a great first issue, that although it is heavily focused on world building, it really spells out the similarities and differences in this Wakanda. Black Panther himself has not changed much but the world around him has changing how he responds. this Wakanda is one steeped in superstition and yet immensely high tech and advanced. Their King has a mystic secret council that he doesnt trust. There is political intrigue everywhere.

    On the outside, Moon Knight is like nothing we have seen before, two individuals of unkno more

  • 9.0
    thecimmerian Feb 12, 2024

    I really wish I had pre-ordered this book. Just a little rant here...when powers of x and house of x came out I was blown away and immediately put all the mutant titles on my pull list. Marvel then proceeded to ruin all the x books. I didn't pre-order ultimate spider-man because GODS wasn't really great and I was expecting a bunch of text pages and diagrams and when it hit and was awesome I wanted it but I wasn't going to pay $30-$50 dollars for it. This book was great as well but I figured it would be meh based on Hill's Blade series. I was wrong. The MAIN reason I didn't order either book is because I have a fear this will turn into another Krakoa debacle. Marvel has shit the bed so many times I've lost faith in them. I hope this d more

  • 9.0
    justonemore Feb 7, 2024

    This issue was great, it developed very well. I loved the art, that's the first thing, but Bryan Hill. He presents the conflict very well in the first few pages, and takes the time to tell what each character thinks of it. There's a lot of depth to the characters, and everything has the soul of the Black Panther stories, but with just the right changes to be interesting. The ending leaves you wanting more, and it's very good. This ultimate universe is off to a great start.

  • 8.0
    fzanca Feb 23, 2024

    I'm not sure I like the mouth cut into the mask. I always like the original mask that covered the entire face. I liked how they pulled in Killmonger, if that's Storm - I'm all in. I also like making Moon Knight the villain. That can really work. Looking forward to the next issue.

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  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Feb 12, 2024

    pretty interesting an d a much stronger start than the previous ultimate marvel line ups. I like the plot twist where Killmonger and Storm are together. I just hope there will be clear differences between Ultimate black Panther and Earth 616 black Panther

  • 8.0
    Screaming Enigma Feb 7, 2024

    I thought this was a rather solid debut issue for the second series in the new Ultimate Universe. This was a book I was really interested to read, especially following the insane amount of praise Jonathan Hickman's Ultimate Spider-Man got. I don't think this reached those heights, but it was still good. I felt as though a good chunk of T'Challa was the same or similar to what we've seen in the past. That doesn't make the book bad, but I do think it, somewhat, lessens my interest in the book, especially with how different the depiction of Peter Parker is in Ultimate Spider-Man. Either way, I think Hill did a nice job of building tension within T'Challa's family and conflict within himself. I did also find the twist of Killmonger and Storm be more

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