Monday, July 11, 2016

BLACK PANTHER #3 – A Nation Under Our Feet Pt. 3

BLACK PANTHER #3 June 2016

Published June 29, 2016 by Marvel Comics. Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and drawn by Brian Stelfreeze.

Issue #3 opens up with a history lesson of Wakanda represented as a tree being harvested and finally burned. From colonialism to the modern age Wakanda was thought lost only to survive. Tetu is preparing his plan for a new Wakanda without the Panther. T’Challa is troubled by visions of guilt. Aneka and Ayo, the Midnight Angels, continue on and begin their plans for an army to liberate Wakanda. Shuri continues on her journey through the DJalia led by Griot the caretaker of Wakanda’s memory. Griot gives Shuri what might be the key to saving Wakanda.

 T’Challa finally tracks down Zenzi and Tetu in the Nigandan borderlands. And prepares to exact his vengeance for the miner’s uprising. But exacting revenge only risks making the hate in Wakanda stronger. And Tetu is able to best the Black Panther.

The book ends with the Midnight Angels new army defeating the White Gorilla Army.

 Will T’Challa ever find redemption? Will Wakanda ever rise up in one voice?...

The story is shaping up to be very interesting. I see the anguish and dismay of T’Challa coming to an end with Shuri regaining consciousness and bringing order and pride back to Wakanda. I also have the feeling the Midnight Angels maybe let back into the fold of the Dora Milaje too.

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