Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete



10 thoughts on “Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection, Vol. 2

  1. says:

    This really isn t some sort of amazing story, but it s a fun Black Panther title with lots of cameos from other Marvel superheroes.Captain America, Namor, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Magneto, Iron Man and the rest of the then Avengers to name a few Not to mention, everyone s favoriteStorm Could this be the start of something special Ross plays a smaller role, but he s still there as the main narrator and he isn t quite so overpowering any.


  2. says:

    Priest maintains a nice balance of geopolitical thriller and bringing back old Black Panther villains While the Killmonger story ran a couple issues long, his issues where he tries to join the Avengers as the new Black Panther are fantastic The Man Ape issues are especially strong as well There was an interesting afterward by the inker Bob Almond He talked about how any of the longer stories were invariably cut short by editorial because this book was consistently on the cusp of being cancel Priest maintains a nice balance of geopolitical thriller and bringing back old Black Panther villains While the Killmonger story ran a couple issues long, his issues where he tries to join the Avengers as the new Black Panther are fantastic The Man Ape issues are especially strong as well There was an interesting afterward by the inker Bob Almond He talked about how any of the longer stories were invariably cut short by editorial because this book was consistently on the cusp of being cancelled All in all another great group of Black Panther stories even if they may be too reliant on guest stars


  3. says:

    The barely controlled chaos of Vol 1 continues into the solid follow up The comedy relief, courtesy of the ever present Everett K Ross and Queen Chante BrownThis is the part where I run like crazysomebody cue Lalo Shifrinis as strong as ever There are various cameos I loved seeing 80 s P.I Dakota North anyone else remember her dropped into the action throughout many of the issues While it did start to drag towards the middle section the plots becamecompelling as The barely controlled chaos of Vol 1 continues into the solid follow up The comedy relief, courtesy of the ever present Everett K Ross and Queen Chante BrownThis is the part where I run like crazysomebody cue Lalo Shifrinis as strong as ever There are various cameos I loved seeing 80 s P.I Dakota North anyone else remember her dropped into the action throughout many of the issues While it did start to drag towards the middle section the plots becamecompelling as the book progressed to a cliffhanger ending Wakanda forever


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    Killmonger Continues to Return 18 20 The Killmonger plot continues, and it s an interesting blend of machinations and fighting This all feels a bit decompressed, but is still a good read 7 10.Dead Again 21 22 A dying Black Panther travels through the dream realms, and this sort of thing is almost always dull and uninteresting And it is here too Meanwhile, the cool bit, of Killmonger taking over as Black Panther, seems to be constrained to the Avengers comic 5 10 Cat Trap 23, DP44 Killmonger Continues to Return 18 20 The Killmonger plot continues, and it s an interesting blend of machinations and fighting This all feels a bit decompressed, but is still a good read 7 10.Dead Again 21 22 A dying Black Panther travels through the dream realms, and this sort of thing is almost always dull and uninteresting And it is here too Meanwhile, the cool bit, of Killmonger taking over as Black Panther, seems to be constrained to the Avengers comic 5 10 Cat Trap 23, DP44 Killpanther hilarious Priest s Deadpool hilarious The Avengers reacting to all of this hilarious Priest Avengers Please Please Please The whole Killmonger plot by this point had gotten a little long and serious, so this was a great return to form for Priest 8 10.Malice 24 25 The Killpanther plot comes to a rather abrupt halt that would have felt like an anticlimax if Priest s writing weren t so fun Still, there s some shocking drama here, and some interpersonal connections going back to the start of the book And somehow it avoids being totally derailed despite a crossover with a horrible Avengers plot 8 10 Sturm Und Drang 26 29 A big political story is a great plot for Priest s Black Panther, and this one is quite interesting with its incorporation of Deviants, Atlantis, and even Dr Doom It does start off a bit slow with over an issue devoted to Storm, but once it gets going it s quite interesting 7 10.The Story Thus Far 30 The history of a WWII Cap entering Wakanda is sublime, but it s unfortunately part of a mediocre modern day story whose main focus seems to be closing up plot threads 6 10.Seduction of the Innocent Gorilla Warfare 31 35 The intertwining series of stories that finish off the volume are great for how they return to some of the classic plots that began Black Panther It s good to see a conclusive story about Malice though Priest for some reason doesn t quite pull the trigger on finishing the plot , while the return of Mephisto is great particularly for its hilarious humor However, the highlight may actually be the new plot about Queen and Man Ape All around, a fine conclusion other than the irritating fact that it ends on two cliffhangers 7 10 Overall, this volume isn t as strong as its predecessor Ross too often fades into the background, and we lose a lot of the delightful timey wimeyness of Priest s storytelling I also think the initial story with Killmonger goes on too longer and costs the volume a lot of its forward momentum Still, this isn t a normal superhero book It s got funny characters and goes far beyond stupid fighting.


  5. says:

    4 1 4 stars


  6. says:

    This run continues to disappoint The ending to the Killmonger story is very unsatisfying and once again features a guest star, or what did you expect There was apparently little faith in Panther to carry his story wholesale, because the neverending team ups continue here, with Moon Knight, Deadpool what a mess and Storm being theprominent ones Luckily there are also a few that make sense, since Namor and Doom get involved in a geopolitical dispute with Panther Basically Wakanda, Atla This run continues to disappoint The ending to the Killmonger story is very unsatisfying and once again features a guest star, or what did you expect There was apparently little faith in Panther to carry his story wholesale, because the neverending team ups continue here, with Moon Knight, Deadpool what a mess and Storm being theprominent ones Luckily there are also a few that make sense, since Namor and Doom get involved in a geopolitical dispute with Panther Basically Wakanda, Atlantis and Latveria all get sucked in a cold war over a child it s complicated This plot is very ambitious for a cape comic and I applaud Priest for attempting this, but it s also a slog to get through The other side of the coin in those issues is a very clich d love that can t be story with Storm The only arc that I found interesting was Seduction of the Innocent , where T Challa shows off his detective skills The one positive evolution is that Ross moves to the backgroundover the course of the issues I was hoping for this, because his narration style was starting to get tiresome and the scattershot way of storytelling can only feel fresh for a few arcs He was great as comic relief in the early arcs, but his personality does not really have staying power You can only reference the pants thing 20 times before it gets tiresome So overall the stories did not engage me, but what disappoints me the most is how little this book focuses on Wakanda After seeing the movie I wanted to readabout the Astral plane and the spiritual side of the country, but most of the action is still going on in the States.The first 12 issues of this run are great, but since then I haven t read anything that matched that quality


  7. says:

    I definitely think Priest s Black Panther run is the best Black Panther run It will really test your knowledge of everything that has ever happened in the Marvel universe, because sooner or later EVERYONE shows up, but the author is very good at summarizing things and even repeating things later when you ve gotten people confused to keep you going T Challa himself is a very distant and standoffish, even boring figure, but this is apparently totally in line with the way he s always been in comi I definitely think Priest s Black Panther run is the best Black Panther run It will really test your knowledge of everything that has ever happened in the Marvel universe, because sooner or later EVERYONE shows up, but the author is very good at summarizing things and even repeating things later when you ve gotten people confused to keep you going T Challa himself is a very distant and standoffish, even boring figure, but this is apparently totally in line with the way he s always been in comics history until recently a total dick I m glad the MCU isn t using this version of T Challa It works fine in the comics because you can relateto the characters surrounding him, but in comics T Challa has been king for a long time and is very introverted and sure of himself, while in the movies his father has just died and he s still finding his path in the world, making himof a sympathetic figure Also I didn t realize how many Marvel villains heros were world leaders and or rulers of Continents Or planets It s a lot


  8. says:

    For the most part, Christopher Priest s run on Black Panther is extremely mediocre This continues in this volume Although this has a few gems that keep it somewhat readable KillPanther, Deadpool, Cap and T Chaka T challa interactions, Moon Knight, and the mini Batman Easter egg thrown in Otherwise, most of the volume isn t good It seems clear that Priest wasn t the best for writing Black Panther and is better at writing characters that aren t T challa.


  9. says:

    Dnf


  10. says:

    When I read Vol 1, I found it very frustrating, but starting to get interesting at the end I wasn t tempted to continue, but with the Black Panther movie coming, and remembering that I was interested with what was happening with Nakia at the end, I went for it.Still frustrating Also, still gettinginteresting toward the end with Queen Divine Justice, whom I like Perhaps at the end of Vol 3 it will look like something interesting is going to happen with Okoye.Mainly, though, it s frustrat When I read Vol 1, I found it very frustrating, but starting to get interesting at the end I wasn t tempted to continue, but with the Black Panther movie coming, and remembering that I was interested with what was happening with Nakia at the end, I went for it.Still frustrating Also, still gettinginteresting toward the end with Queen Divine Justice, whom I like Perhaps at the end of Vol 3 it will look like something interesting is going to happen with Okoye.Mainly, though, it s frustrating A lot of the frustration last time was that the comic was ultimatelyabout Ross than T Challa That is still pretty true I suspected it was two things that the perfection imposed on T Challa makes him hard to relate to, so the person always out of his league becomes the portal to understanding for the reader, but also because there is a reluctance to focus on a Black man Some reading on writer Christopher Priest revealed it isthe second one, which I don t like as much.It also revealed that Ross is modeled on Chandler Bing, and with his name also being a Friends reference, some understanding of how annoying the character can be starts to fall into place.It becomes even worse because Ross gets so pumped up T Challa trusts him and considers Ross a friend because Nikki could only love a pure soul That might work if it wasn t a mystery what Nikki saw in him, and if Nikki hadn t been sacrificed to a stupid death, killed by one woman who loved T Challa who was aiming at another woman who loved T Challa, all to give Ross motivation to act stupidly and feel bad And no matter how recurrent a theme being brought back to life is in the Black Panther series, for Nikki it doesn t happen she is staying in that refrigerator.And that is the thing that made itfrustrating, was a theme of casual cruelty and indifference Nikki can be sacrificed, Preyy can be dead after a lot of attempts at rescue, Williams can be stuffed in a water heater having a city crammed with heroes doesn t matter because they don t matter Death can be meaningful, but only if you value the life Too many characters here are only sacrificial, and I hate that.I like that they are starting to get to how much of a sucky honor being Dora Milaje is, and maybe they can go somewhere interesting with it, but how much irritation would there be along the way, and how much hope is there for a good solution when you can tell people don t matter that much from the rest of the writing


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