Comic Review: Black Panther: The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda – Book I: Many Thousands Gone

Published: May 23rd, 2018 – November 28th, 2018
Written by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Art by: Daniel Acuna

Marvel Comics, 157 Pages

Review:

When this seventh attempt at a Black Panther solo series came out, I wasn’t all that interested. But a friend of mine read the first two issues and was really happy with it. So I picked it up.

This started out really strong, however, I ended up quitting before the six issue arc ended. I planned to quit at the fourth issue but I picked up the fifth just to see if maybe it bounced back and because I forgot to cancel this from my pull list. It did not bounce back.

I don’t get it. The premise was cool as hell and it was hard to not be intrigued by the concept of a group of Wakandans leaving Earth centuries ago, only to come back as a massive force like the Galactic Empire from Star Wars.

The first few issues were action packed, exciting and I felt that Black Panther was being reinvented in a unique way.

After that, though, the series completely ran out of gas. It became boring, seemed pointless and became hard to follow because it lacked any sort of real engagement. It was a great idea but it wasn’t fleshed out and didn’t seem to even care where it was going.

I don’t typically review something without finishing it but I just don’t have the urge to buy issue 6 when my money can be spent on other titles I like and want to read.

So with that, this is off of my pull list.

Rating: 5.25/10
Pairs well with: other current space faring Marvel books: Cosmic Ghost Rider, Mr. & Mrs. X and Asgardians of the Galaxy.

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