Thursday, January 26, 2017

BLACK PANTHER #10 – A Nation Under Our Feet Pt.10

BLACK PANTHER #10 – A Nation Under Our Feet Pt.10

Published January 25, 2017 by Marvel Comics. Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and drawn by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story.

Aneka and Ayo are confronted by the newly returned Shuri and Shuri is none too impressed with the Midnight Angels cause against her brother and the Wakanda throne. As well as her disdain for their alliance with Tetu and the People.

T’Challa, Hodari and Wakanda prepare for Tetu’s coming assault. They ready their stores for war and begin enlisting troops to defend against the coming war. But Tetu’s army may be more than they are prepared for as Zenzi’s magic has made them an army that doesn’t need sleep or food.

Back at the Jabari-lands the Midnight Angels begin to reconsider their alliance with Tetu. Shuri’s return has given them new hope for something better and her words have inspired them towards a new direction.

T’Challa seeks Changamire’s help in defeating Tetu. Not by force but by wisdom and the mind. Baba sheds light on the situation with Tetu and Wakanda by relating the rebellion to the American slave experience and it’s destruction it caused to both slave and slave owners.

The pack between Tetu and the Midnight Angels is broken and Tetu promises vengeance for the break while T’Challa and Shuri embark on the war.

I like the story however so far the action has been sparse but this is part of the build-up and with the coming war the pacing should increase and things in Wakanda should boil over soon…

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DOCTOR STRANGE #16 – Blood in the Aether Pt. 5

DOCTOR STRANGE #16 – Blood in the Aether Pt. 5

Published January 25, 2017 by Marvel Comics. Written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by Chris Bachalo.

Flash back to a time when Stephen and the Ancient One were training. Stephen has his first encounter with Dormammu. The Ancient One prepares him in the event that Dormammu should possess the Ancient One.

Now in the present time Stephen encounters Dormammu once again and this time there’s very little magic to fight with. But he does have an enchanted dagger. But the dagger does very little against the magic of Dormammu.

Mr. Misery gains an admirer in the Orb and Wong seeks Misery’s assistance in helping Strange against Dormammu. It is to no avail.
Dormammu recounts how he delt with the Imperator and Empirikuls. Stephen then gets the better of him while Mordo seeks to be the one to end Dr. Strange. And what’s going on now with Wong?

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

BLACK PANTHER #9 – A Nation Under Our Feet Pt.9

BLACK PANTHER #9 – A Nation Under Our Feet Pt. 9

Published December 28, 2016 by Marvel Comics. Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and drawn by Brian Stelfreeze.

As Shuri has returned she is now more than she was before she was victim of the Living Death. Changamire is still wrestling with Tetu and his methods of promoting his cause for change in Wakanda. But does he know there is an audience present to his discussion with his wife?

T’Challa still contemplates his sister’s handling of the throne of Wakanda and his own performance at the job. Shuri visits her ill mother and reports on what she has learned of Changamire.

Tetu and the Mid-night Angel continue to forge an alliance but Ayo still has her reservations about siding with Tetu and Zenzi. Which erupts into conflict with Aneka who doesn’t see eye to eye with Ayo.

Meanwhile Zenzi has her own reservations about trusting the Mid-night Angels and their true motives.
As a token of goodwill Aneka returns the captured Wakandan guards and is finally confronted by the transformed Shuri.

Shuri’s new power is very interesting and I’m sure there will be some kind of animalism explanation for it later. But the story is definitely beginning to come to a conclusion with all sides drawn and positions established. In the coming issues I think a final clash with Tetu and the Wakandan throne are coming. It's good to see Stelfreeze back on this title. I enjoy his artwork and it adds to an already interesting character.