Black Panther, Book 5
Klaw stands supreme! The Black Panther's greatest foe has returned, ready for war! Can T'Challa finally defeat Ulysses Klaw, the man who killed his father, while his country threatens to rip itself apart? To make matters worse, Wakanda's gods disappear - and the Originators return! The former gods are back, but what are their intentions for a land that has forgotten them? And all this is only the beginning, as a cadre of villains returns, monsters pour through strange gateways and Wakanda is brought to its knees! T'Challa must defend his country from within - but with his hands full, who will come to Ayo and Aneka's aid? And as Klaw steals the very lifeblood of Wakanda, the Panther turns to unlikely allies. Who will join the king's ill-fated crusade? The answers will surprise you!COLLECTING: BLACK PANTHER 166-172

Black Panther, Book 5 Details

TitleBlack Panther, Book 5
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 12th, 2018
PublisherMarvel
ISBN-139781302909888
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Fiction, Fantasy

Black Panther, Book 5 Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    The book is finally rounding into a comic book, instead of a master thesis on international political theory. The first half of the book is still very slow and the cast is WAY too large. Each issue needs to come with a who's who. The action picks up in the second half of the book but Coates still needs to find a balance throughout each issue. At least now I'm not reading this book like it's a chore, but it still hasn't reached the heights of Priest's or Hudland's runs.
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  • Malum
    January 1, 1970
    The best volume of Coates' run so far. I am also glad that they are keeping Storm and Black Panther's relationship intact, because I was always a fan of those two being together.
  • Richard
    January 1, 1970
    Slightly less boring than the usual Coates stories.
  • John
    January 1, 1970
    A strong improvement over "A Nation Under My Feet" which featured strong politicraft--but wasn't necessarily a good comic (it was someone clearly learning the ropes and balancing the synthesis of words with images). =This story feels like a true comic arc however--and not just a "vanity" project dipping their toes in. Coates does exceptionally impressive work here. He marries canon together with plot development and new ideas--while again, the story is a bi t long with 12 issues, it moves much f A strong improvement over "A Nation Under My Feet" which featured strong politicraft--but wasn't necessarily a good comic (it was someone clearly learning the ropes and balancing the synthesis of words with images). =This story feels like a true comic arc however--and not just a "vanity" project dipping their toes in. Coates does exceptionally impressive work here. He marries canon together with plot development and new ideas--while again, the story is a bi t long with 12 issues, it moves much faster than the previous story.He makes some daring choices including the origins of Wakanda, the nature of the missing gods, an interesting cast of villians (including Thudnerball from the Wrecking Crew), the issues of the newly "Democratic" country, and actually a bit of sympathy for Klaw himself. And my guess? The Gods left for space (out of boredom)...leading us to the Wakandan Intergalactic EmpireGreat stuff
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  • Nicole Westen
    January 1, 1970
    I don't care who's name is on the title, Shuri is still best superhero.
  • Lekeisha The Booknerd
    January 1, 1970
    Dear God, I didn't think it was possible to swoon any more than I did with part one. T'Challa and Ororo are so damn perfect for each other. Swooning aside, this was filled with action and great storytelling.
  • Dakota Morgan
    January 1, 1970
    Less philosophy, more action - Ta-Nehisi Coates finally produces a Black Panther volume that reads like a comic book rather than a non-fiction treatise on political philosophies. Klaw is an intriguing villain and is given a great deal of backstory to make him almost worth rooting for. He is definitely not the same Klaw from the Black Panther movie, which threw me for a loop at first. He actually looks super dorky with his satellite TV receiver arm attachment. But, like I said, Coates gives him a Less philosophy, more action - Ta-Nehisi Coates finally produces a Black Panther volume that reads like a comic book rather than a non-fiction treatise on political philosophies. Klaw is an intriguing villain and is given a great deal of backstory to make him almost worth rooting for. He is definitely not the same Klaw from the Black Panther movie, which threw me for a loop at first. He actually looks super dorky with his satellite TV receiver arm attachment. But, like I said, Coates gives him a full personality, which makes up for the dorkiness.That constant action also makes up for previous, stodgier volumes. It can be a bit hard to follow at times, since Black Panther appears to be fighting actual Gods as well as Klaw. But the pace is relentless and the concluding battle is a real thrill. All I ask for with future volumes is some sort of Dramatis Personae at the beginning - I can never keep all of these characters straight.
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  • Tori Cole
    January 1, 1970
    Strong improvement! This arc shows Coates really starting to get the hang of writing comics, and I was especially pleased with this volume. I love the philosophical angle, but it needs to be fleshed out with more action to be comics!Pros:1. Loving the Wakandan history, especially bringing in the mythology of the Djalia and finally understanding more of Shuri's power2. Storm/T'Challa is so hotCons: 1. Klaw is kind of a weak villain here, I'm way more interested in the gods. 2. Where the hell did Strong improvement! This arc shows Coates really starting to get the hang of writing comics, and I was especially pleased with this volume. I love the philosophical angle, but it needs to be fleshed out with more action to be comics!Pros:1. Loving the Wakandan history, especially bringing in the mythology of the Djalia and finally understanding more of Shuri's power2. Storm/T'Challa is so hotCons: 1. Klaw is kind of a weak villain here, I'm way more interested in the gods. 2. Where the hell did the Adversary come from all of a sudden!? I need to know more about him--it feels like the end of the volume was wrapped up too quickly
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  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]
    January 1, 1970
    This run of Black Panther had a great start, followed by a few slow volumes. But it seems like it's back on track and better than ever. I really enjoyed this book, and I look forward to more.
  • Sadaf Sagheer
    January 1, 1970
    I am probably really biased but I love Storm so this one gets an extra star from me. Also Shuri is a complete badass!
  • Ma'Belle
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars, but as a continuation of this series, I'm giving it 4 for consistencyTa-Nehisi Coates has been writing Black Panther for several years now, and has really hit his stride and excelled at penning a script for sequential art. There aren't really any big shockers in this volume, or particularly amazing panels, but overall, it's a well-told story with consistently beautiful, complementary art.Worthwhile bonus feature in this trade: an interview with Coates and Ryan Coogler (director of the 3.5 stars, but as a continuation of this series, I'm giving it 4 for consistencyTa-Nehisi Coates has been writing Black Panther for several years now, and has really hit his stride and excelled at penning a script for sequential art. There aren't really any big shockers in this volume, or particularly amazing panels, but overall, it's a well-told story with consistently beautiful, complementary art.Worthwhile bonus feature in this trade: an interview with Coates and Ryan Coogler (director of the MCU Black Panther film) from shortly after the movie's premiere! Apparently Coogler got the job and started reading all the older runs of Black Panther a bit before Coates's run started being published. I get the feeling the two have never met, but they clearly share some of the same vision and are positively influenced by one another, so it was cool to see a conversation between them.
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  • Scott Lee
    January 1, 1970
    I thoroughly enjoyed this volume. Despite getting a part two label--perhaps because the same super-powered supporting cast is around to participate?--this one stands alone about as well as any of Coates' books have. It misses the origin of the originators--provided in the previous volume--but it clearly tells the story of their defeat and of the cabal that had combined to take on Wakanda, Tchalla, and his allies. The art is as strong as its been at any point in the run, if not better, and Coates I thoroughly enjoyed this volume. Despite getting a part two label--perhaps because the same super-powered supporting cast is around to participate?--this one stands alone about as well as any of Coates' books have. It misses the origin of the originators--provided in the previous volume--but it clearly tells the story of their defeat and of the cabal that had combined to take on Wakanda, Tchalla, and his allies. The art is as strong as its been at any point in the run, if not better, and Coates writes as well as ever. I love watching the interplay between Tchalla and Suri and then between Tchalla and Ororo. The relationships are each deep and very real, and it's fun to see Storm unleashed as it were. I enjoyed this one as I have each of Coates' volumes so far. Hope he sticks around for a good long while.
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  • Josh
    January 1, 1970
    For some reason, this volume didn't grab me the way some of Coates's previous work has managed to. Despite that, Coates is a strong writer, and he is doing impressive things with this character. With large-scale intrigue, engaging action, and a strong cast of characters--Black Panther is an effective comic that continues to surprise in the directions that it takes.
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  • Cat
    January 1, 1970
    “Every man is the hero of his own story, the champion of his chosen myth. But you are a king. And while the people can afford to live in myth, you cannot.”Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book One by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian StelfreezeBlack Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book Two by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story and Laura MartinBlack Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book Three by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze, Chris Sprouse and Laura MartinBlack Panther: World of W “Every man is the hero of his own story, the champion of his chosen myth. But you are a king. And while the people can afford to live in myth, you cannot.”Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book One by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian StelfreezeBlack Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book Two by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story and Laura MartinBlack Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book Three by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze, Chris Sprouse and Laura MartinBlack Panther: World of Wakanda by Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Alitha E. Martinez and Roberto PoggiBlack Panther: Avengers of the New World Part One by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Wilfredo Torres, Chris Sprouse and Laura MartinBlack Panther: Avengers of the New World Part Two by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Wilfredo Torres, Chris Sprouse and Laura MartinBlack Panther: Long Live the King by Nnedi Okorafor, Aaron Covington, Andre Araujo, Mario Del Pennino and Tana FordRise of the Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Evan Narcisse, Paul Renaud and Javier PinaBlack Panther: The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel AcuñaShuri: The Search for Black Panther by Nnedi Okorafor, Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire• Klaw is the villain of this one and he’s very different to the MCU version• We learn about the origins of Wakanda in terms of gods, which was pretty interesting• First time I’ve seen Okoye in a comic! I was all *eyes emoji* when she calls Asira beloved, since that’s what Ayo & Aneka call each other? Although Shuri later calls Ororo the same thing – I can ship that too.• The ending is literally “what’s a king to a god? What’s a god to a bigger god?”• There’s a really good interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates and Ryan Coogler included which I enjoyed reading – my only criticism is a misunderstanding of the Bechdel(-Wallace) Test, but unfortunately that misinterpretation is fairly common. Representation: All Black characters, set in the fictional African country of Wakanda. LI Ororo Munroe/Storm is Black American/Kenyan. Side lesbian couple. Eden Fesi/Manifold has a bigger role in this one compared to his previous appearance, according to Wikipedia he’s Indigenous Australian and from Kata Tjuta, so presumably Pitjantjatjara. Ownvoices/author info: Ta-Nehisi Coates is Black American and Wilfredo Torres is Puerto Rican American. Content warnings: guns, torture/lobotomy, superhero violence, alcohol.
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  • steph
    January 1, 1970
    well, 2.5-3 stars. for the love story, for the strong women, for the fast and easy read. all in all, the best of a nation under our feet run is the stelfreeze artwork. coates voice is too western, too american-centric, too pan-african movement as understood from the americas for my taste. even his insults seem to be u.s.american racial slurs rather than african insult (which are exceptionally imaginative). overall, i sorely missed the only two things that make new world superhero comics tolerabl well, 2.5-3 stars. for the love story, for the strong women, for the fast and easy read. all in all, the best of a nation under our feet run is the stelfreeze artwork. coates voice is too western, too american-centric, too pan-african movement as understood from the americas for my taste. even his insults seem to be u.s.american racial slurs rather than african insult (which are exceptionally imaginative). overall, i sorely missed the only two things that make new world superhero comics tolerable for me: the humour and self-deprecating, ironical tone of earlier comics or the deep knowledge and skilled use of myths and archetypes. one was inexistent, the other too mixed-up, to put it gently.
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  • B
    January 1, 1970
    The politics of this have grown quite strange. The central idea of Wakanda is that it's an unbowed ancestral homeland — that if you left people alone they'd prove that they're talented and don't have to fall victim to the negative aspects of, e.g., capitalism. But here Coates decides that the Wakandans (view spoiler)[ themselves were colonizers. And what's more our sympathy never shifts from the Wakandans from their victims. The victims are ugly and angry and so we think they deserve perpetual b The politics of this have grown quite strange. The central idea of Wakanda is that it's an unbowed ancestral homeland — that if you left people alone they'd prove that they're talented and don't have to fall victim to the negative aspects of, e.g., capitalism. But here Coates decides that the Wakandans (view spoiler)[ themselves were colonizers. And what's more our sympathy never shifts from the Wakandans from their victims. The victims are ugly and angry and so we think they deserve perpetual banishment. I'm not sure readers recognize how problematic that is. (hide spoiler)]This book still suffers from too many new secondary characters. We're supposed to see Klaw as a kind of lackey for forces he does not understand. It takes away from the importance of Klaw himself.
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  • Mark
    January 1, 1970
    I keep having trouble following Ta-Nehisi Coates's run on Black Panther. This volume is much more readable than several of the earlier collections but it suffers from the same problem as a lot of other modern Marvel writing. Specifically, being thrown in the middle of a story, no matter where you start, and having to figure out who these people are and what is going on. Having said that though I think I'm starting to enjoy this run. I look forward to getting a hardcover collection of multiple is I keep having trouble following Ta-Nehisi Coates's run on Black Panther. This volume is much more readable than several of the earlier collections but it suffers from the same problem as a lot of other modern Marvel writing. Specifically, being thrown in the middle of a story, no matter where you start, and having to figure out who these people are and what is going on. Having said that though I think I'm starting to enjoy this run. I look forward to getting a hardcover collection of multiple issues and see how it flows.
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  • Wade
    January 1, 1970
    This was a fine follow up, but I am rather loosing interest in the series. I think what most interested me in A Nation Under Our Feet was T'challa's struggle between honoring his heritage and honoring his conscience, now we are into more superfueds and a whole lot of Black Panther history that I don't really want to take the time to fully dive into. I may do a few more of these because the advent of the old gods is interesting and I do enjoy some of the characters here... I just don't know that This was a fine follow up, but I am rather loosing interest in the series. I think what most interested me in A Nation Under Our Feet was T'challa's struggle between honoring his heritage and honoring his conscience, now we are into more superfueds and a whole lot of Black Panther history that I don't really want to take the time to fully dive into. I may do a few more of these because the advent of the old gods is interesting and I do enjoy some of the characters here... I just don't know that I'll have the interest to keep going.
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  • Josh
    January 1, 1970
    Coates's weakest Black Panther effort and it's still mostly satisfying. Klaw could have been more interesting - visually and plot-wise - and the final villain could have had more page time to develop. The fantastical elements were a turn off initially, however, all the creatures are tied to African folklore so it works in this universe. Looking forward to galactic Black Panther in Ta-Nehisi Coates's new BP series.
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  • Abigail Pankau
    January 1, 1970
    The gods of Wakanda have disappeared, and the Originators are returning. Klaw takes the opportunity to strike mimicking those Originators, but there is something bigger than Klaw at work. I really enjoy that so many characters really get a chance to shine in the final battle. Not as strong as it could be, but a nice end to this short story arc.
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  • Jeff Larsen
    January 1, 1970
    Best Marvel comic in years!Coates does it again in this 7-issue collection, with Black Panther taking on Klaw, the man who killed his father (and much more complex than the movie version of Klaw). Can’t wait to see what’s next for Black Panther, as well as what Coates will do with Captain America.
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  • Kathleen
    January 1, 1970
    This series continues to be so much fun! T'Challa shows himself to be the manipulative, controlling king that we all know and love. Storm shows herself to be something else entirely. Ankea gets almost half a book to herself in absolute silence, being a BAMF. Basically, this book is perfect. Comic book fans should already be reading it, but if you aren't pick it up.
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  • Maggie
    January 1, 1970
    More confused than I've ever been... feels like there is no consistency from one issue to the next. We jump from action to action to more action and it's all happening so quickly we don't really have context. I do appreciate the lovely relationship between T'Challa and Storm--the one thread I've been able to always follow!
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  • Mark
    January 1, 1970
    Ta-Nehisi Coates continues to amaze. The depth of characterization which he has brought to the current story-line just can't be beat. T'Challa is not the sole reason for the strengths of Wakanda. the other peoples and myths of the land are equally, mayhap even more, important than the king. I will continue to read, and re-read, this excellent series.
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  • Adan
    January 1, 1970
    This latest (and last?) collection by Coates is his best, by far. That silent issue was especially excellent, and showed that he finally understood how comics work. After all that, though, I’m not sure what the point of Stane and Hammer were. They were pretty useless and unnecessary, all told. The final villain reveal was awesome, though, but maybe only for lore nerds like me.
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  • Jimbo
    January 1, 1970
    The dialogue and plot simmers to a very unsatisfying ending. The action is so cliche for comics that it takes away from the philosophy and cultural aspects that Mr. Coates developed in earlier volumes.
  • Ryan Laferney
    January 1, 1970
    The constant action makes up for previous, stodgier volumes, Klaw is a fairly sympathetic villain and who doesn't like seeing Storm and T'Challa together? Coates run partly influenced the new movie, so pick this up.
  • Conor Murphy
    January 1, 1970
    So I've been consistently impressed with the story and characters in this series, but I've had some problems.But in this volume we FINALLY get an action sequence where Coates didn't feel the need to write dialogue all over it. Excellent.
  • Jacob
    January 1, 1970
    Public library copy.
  • Rachelle
    January 1, 1970
    Possibly my favorite so far. Everyone coming together to fight evil.
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