Black Panther #171 Review

The Black Panther finally meets Ulysses Klaw face-to-face. Will the king lose his country?
But Klaw is not the only monster corrupting Wakanda. The gods are still lost – all save one. The true Originator returns!


Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Artist: Leonard Kirk

Publisher: Marvel Comics

What I thought

This issue we pick up immediately where the last ended with Asira in quarantined after her villainous turn in the last arc. Kasper Cole makes his triumphant return after he received his new costume in World of Wakanda’s finale. Klaw and his forces continue to attack Wakanda and Kasper, T’challa, Eden Fesi, and the Midnight Angels lead the charge.  They defeat Klaw and T’challa wins back the respect of the rebellious Dora Milaje.

Asira then reveals that the X-men foe, the Adversary was behind it all and he has returned. At the same time Storm and Shuri stumble upon the villain. Zenzi takes this time to rescue Tetu.

This was an enjoyable read with highlights being playful banter between Eden and Kasper. Art was decent though it was not as strong as previous issues. Klaw has never worked for me as a villain especially not this sound wave version, I much prefer the Hudlin assassin with the transforming hand version. This was a decent issue overall though it did not wow me in the way that previous issues have.

I give this issue 3/5 stars


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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