Sunday, July 31, 2016

BLACK PANTHER #4 – A Nation Under Our Feet Pt. 4

BLACK PANTHER #4 July 2016

Published July 27, 2016 by Marvel Comics. Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and drawn by Brian Stelfreeze.

During a high level meeting with Hodari, T’Challa is briefed on the security status of Wakanda as well as Zenzi and Tetu. Tetu had been a pupil at one time at Hekima Shule. T’Challa’s step-mother, Ramonda, reveals that the one Tetu met was a tutor for the royal court under T’Chaka, T’Challa’s father. T’Challa is also briefed on the Midnight Angel’s crusade through the northern part of Wakanda and it is characterized as revolution against the throne.

The Queen Mother goes to Shule to visit Changamire, the one Tetu recently met with, and tries to persuade him on the side of the king. But Changamire refuses and is warned of the coming conflict.

Tetu visits the Midnight Angels in an attempt to unite with them on their cause against the throne of Wakanda. But Tetu learns it’s not as easy as just having a common enemy to side with the Angel’s crusade.

The Queen Mother confides in T’Challa about her recent visit to Changemire and recounts the differences in views held by his father and Changemire. But she feels T’Challa has not reached his people on a level he needs to, to defeat the forces conspiring against him and the throne of Wakanda.

After his meeting with the Midnight Angels Tetu tends to Zenzi revitalizing her with magic. And meets with a mysterious man, Zeke Stane, who warns Tetu of his impending doom if he doesn’t bolster his technology against King T’Challa.

After a devastating explosion that nearly kills the Queen Mother and leaves many dead in Wakanda, T’Challa vows to avenge the fallen from the recent attacked aimed at the throne.

T’Challa is starting to learn the key to reaching his people and how to make amends for past transgressions. The buildup for this story has been captivating to say the least. But I think it’s going to get better as more and more is revealed. All the major players are set in motion for the coming war T’Challa is going to unleash on his detractors.

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