Black Panther
"YOU DESERVED SO MUCH MORE, LITTLE FLOWER. YOU DESERVED A WAKANDA THAT CHERISHED YOU." Writer ROXANE GAY (Bad Feminst, Hunger) spins a Wakandan love story — its tenderness matched only by its brutality. You know them now as The Midnight Angels, but in this story they are just Ayo and Aneka, young women recruited to become Dora Milaje, an elite task force trained to protect the crown at all costs. What happens when your nation needs your hearts and minds, but you already gave them to each other? Illustrated by industry veteran ALITHA E. MARTINEZ (Iron Man, Black Panther). And in a special backup story, acclaimed poet YONA HARVEY (Hemming the Water) explores the true origins of The People's mysterious leader Zenzi. Black Panther thinks he knows who Zenzi is and how she got her powers, but he only knows part of the story… Illustrated by rising star AFUA RICHARDSON (Genius).

Black Panther Details

TitleBlack Panther
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 9th, 2016
PublisherMarvel
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Comic Book, Graphic Novels Comics, Glbt

Black Panther Review

  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    this is more queer than the last ones!! ayo and aneka 4eva!!
  • Emre Akter
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful This book is beautifully drawn and masterfully written. It is Afrocentric and rich. Reading it feels luxurious. I find the characters very compelling and the story arc is heading in a fascinating direction. Can't wait to read more!
  • Thenia
    January 1, 1970
    Snapshots of life as a Dora Milaje and the beginning of a romance between two of the formidable women among them.While it was interesting getting a glimpse of this aspect of Wakanda, I'm not sure if I'm interested enough to keep reading this series.
  • Balqees
    January 1, 1970
    The stories Ayo and Aneka bring some much needed fresh blood to the Marvel 616-verse.
  • Charlotte
    January 1, 1970
    I'm not a hue fan of comics but I had to read this and it did not disappoint, very dynamic and had some historical significance while very entertaining.
  • Ronald
    January 1, 1970
    all I have to say is I loved it.
  • Patrick Factora
    January 1, 1970
    All while reading through the current Black Panther comic series, this comic series, focusing the behind the scenes portion among the Dora Milaje, specifically the forbidden love of Aneka and Ayo, and how the events in Wakanda from Namor's flood to the Black Order's return had affected the mindset of these strong women. Great read!
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    Black Panther: World of Wakanda #1 I have been excited and anticipating this ever since it was announced that Roxane Gay was going to be a writer for this comic and it did not disappoint.It's only one issue and I don't read Black Panther, so I  was a little lost going in. I'd had no previous knowledge of the women guards and warriors of Wakanda, which might be one of my favorite things ever, and I had no idea who Zenzi is or what her future significance may be.I usually prefer to read volumes be Black Panther: World of Wakanda #1 I have been excited and anticipating this ever since it was announced that Roxane Gay was going to be a writer for this comic and it did not disappoint.It's only one issue and I don't read Black Panther, so I  was a little lost going in. I'd had no previous knowledge of the women guards and warriors of Wakanda, which might be one of my favorite things ever, and I had no idea who Zenzi is or what her future significance may be.I usually prefer to read volumes because a single issue like this is such a TEASE. It introduces the characters mentioned above as well as some others, who are all interesting and the players all seem to be in place for the plot that is to come but now I have to wait a whole month for the next installment and the wait is going to drive me nuts.Okay, I'm gonna take a second and grab some air and then we're going to  talk about this issue.Art - of course, I love the art. I love the way the women are drawn. Beautiful and sexy but not sexualized. That may seem like splitting hairs, but there's a difference. The face tattoos on Captain Aneka are gorgeous and I love her training outfit, though I'm not sure how functional a bandeau top is during a fight, even in training. The trainee outfits I totally get though. I also appreciated their musculature. I know some comics overdo it but these women are fighting to be elite warriors so they're probably gonna have some superior musculature. I found the many different styles of dress and hair interesting and gorgeous. They're quite different from what we're used to seeing in the US, but this story doesn't take place here, so that was obviously appropriate. Being nowhere near an expert on African styles, I'll leave it at that.Story - as I mentioned before, I had no idea who the Midnight Angels or any of the people mentioned in the back cover were, so I didn't really have any expectations about how the characters would interact. I don't want to spoil it for others like me, so I'll say that I found it an interesting relationship to have in a book like this. Also, the whole concept of the Dora Milaje and the sisterhood is just awesome. I was a little lost when there were mentions of some war between the Avengers and the X-Men came in. That whole scene had me lost and I wasn't really sure where it fit into the bigger story or if it's just meant to place the timing of Ayo's training.I really appreciated the map coming into the piece on Zenzi. At first, I thought it was really a part of the comic, but then I realized it was the "backup story" mentioned in the back cover info. She's an interesting character and I can't wait to see how she plays into the World of Wakanda storyline.I really enjoyed this comic and will be anxiously awaiting the next installment!
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  • Bogi Takács
    January 1, 1970
    I usually do not buy single-issue comics these days, but I got this one as a birthday gift from Nino Cipri. Thanks Nino!! It was really cool and I'm sure this issue will become a collector's item too in short order - though I want to hold on to mine :P I will probably review the series when the first TPB comes out (G-d willing), I definitely want to buy the whole thing. I just want to use this opportunity to SQUEEEE about Afua Richardson's art in the bonus story, it is simply breathtaking.
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  • Jasmine
    January 1, 1970
    Great start to this series, really excited to see where it goes!
  • Lola
    January 1, 1970
    10 Reasons Why You Should Read Black Panther: World of Wakanda #11. A COMIC BOOK ABOUT THE DORA MILAJE!!! HELLA YES! 2. ROXANE GAY WROTE ONE OF THE STORY ARCS. WHAT MORE REASON COULD YOU NEED?3. We get the backstory of Aneka and Ayo's romance. Marvel, A++ for an excellent portrayal of the developing relationship between two strong female African American warriors. Of course, Roxane Gay wrote it so I shouldn't be surprised at its excellence. 4. The sexual tension between this two! I could cut it 10 Reasons Why You Should Read Black Panther: World of Wakanda #11. A COMIC BOOK ABOUT THE DORA MILAJE!!! HELLA YES! 2. ROXANE GAY WROTE ONE OF THE STORY ARCS. WHAT MORE REASON COULD YOU NEED?3. We get the backstory of Aneka and Ayo's romance. Marvel, A++ for an excellent portrayal of the developing relationship between two strong female African American warriors. Of course, Roxane Gay wrote it so I shouldn't be surprised at its excellence. 4. The sexual tension between this two! I could cut it with a knife. 5. Folami. She may not be as strong as the other girls, but she's sly and observant, and I tip my hat off to her. Something's brewing with her character, and I can't wait to see what happens next. 6. THE ALMOST KISS BETWEEN AYO AND ANEKA AGAINST THE WALL BE STILL MY BEATING HEART!7. Everything else about this first story arc.8. ZENZI GETS HER OWN BACKSTORY. IS MARVEL ACTUALLY READING MY MIND (OR MY REVIEWS) BECAUSE THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I ASKED FOR?9. A sample of how heartbreaking and beautiful this story is: "Even in their final hours, my parents had hope. Once, they had put their hope in Wakanda. Now, they put their hope in Killmonger who would make Niganda great. Greater than even Wakanda. He promised them power and a country greater than any country in Africa. They were blinded by their desperate faith. Blinded by their hope."1o. Zenzi becomes an extremely sympathetic character with this short story, and more and more I start to wonder who is the bad guy in this series. Is it Tetu and Zenzi? Or does T'Challa have culpability in the strife in his country he's not owning up to?
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  • April
    January 1, 1970
    I thought the main black panther series was good, but this blew me away. Gay's writing is full of heart and her women are strong, vulnerable, proud, fierce and achingly real. They love and question themselves and fight for what they believe in. Reading a comic with a cast of entirely black women, where two of the main characters are queer, is the comics experience I've been waiting for. The writing and art are strong and consistent, creating a strong sense of character and place that is so vital I thought the main black panther series was good, but this blew me away. Gay's writing is full of heart and her women are strong, vulnerable, proud, fierce and achingly real. They love and question themselves and fight for what they believe in. Reading a comic with a cast of entirely black women, where two of the main characters are queer, is the comics experience I've been waiting for. The writing and art are strong and consistent, creating a strong sense of character and place that is so vital to the Wakandan stories. This is extremely strong and I can't wait to read more. I can't imagine a better Marvel universe comic and I never expected one like this to come along, and I am so grateful that it did.
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    Picked this one up because of Roxane Gay being part of the issue. I haven't read Black Panther before, but have some general knowledge based on other comics I've read. I enjoyed it - and I will pick up #2 and #3 soon. This was a lot of set-up and I look forward to seeing the story develop more in later issues.
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  • Chelsea McInnis
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this double feature. Why this wasn't released before Black Panther #1, I do not know. It gives the back story that I craved following BP#1. I picked this up, because Roxane Gay. Coates and Gay teaming up to do a superhero comic is something that is still surreal, also fucking amazing.
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  • Matt
    January 1, 1970
    I gave up trying to anticipate where Coates is going with the Black Panther - very liberating! Have not heard of Roxane Gay, but her story looks interesting.I dig Coates' writing style and enjoy the how the artists have had different styles but they seem to complement each other.
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  • Monica
    January 1, 1970
    Loved the first story, confused about the second. Can't wait to see what happens next.
  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    This is beyond what I imagined it to be. Brilliant, strong, and with a fantastic start I am so excited for this arc!
  • Kenyatta Garcia
    January 1, 1970
    Gay and Harvey are off to a good start. Looking for to seeing what'll be next for Ayo, Folami and the rest of the Dora Milaje.
  • Molly
    January 1, 1970
    ROXANE.
  • Jess
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 stars
  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    So good!! I need more so badly.
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