Review: Black Panther #1

Monday, July 17, 2017

Source: Self Purchased | Format: Kindle&ComiXology | Published: April 6, 2016 | Series: Yes | Genre: Comics, Graphic Novels | Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates | Available: BN--Amazon--Goodreads

Okay, almost everyone in the world of the living know that there will be a movie coming out February 2018 for the Black Panther comics. And if you don't know this...why aren't you in the world of the living? 😆. Anyhoo's, I don't know how much of the movie will include the comics but I'm, I figured I start reading the comics so I can at least have a better understanding of the movie when I walk on up on there (and I will be all up in there, lols). 

I've been sitting on the first issue of Black Panther written by Mr. Coates for a minute. I kept telling myself to read it but I guess a potential movie release is as good as any. 

From what I can surmise, T'Challa aka The Black Panther comes home and he comes into unrest meaning folk are generally acting fools up in Wakanda. Ain't that some shit to come home to some mess when you in charge? smh. 

Anyways, there is a terrorists group called The People and they aren't not fans of the old ways. They want change and they want through violence. T'Challa in his Panther form must bring Wakanda back to its peaceful state. But what will it cost him and the royal family? And does he have the will and the strength of the Panthers before him to handle it all? 

We also see where T'Challa's step-mother, the Queen must make a decision to punish one of the Dora Milaje. The Dora Milaje are a group of warrior women who protect the royal family by any and all means necessary. But punishing one of the Dora's brings a break in the group and two of these women who we find out are lovers's break away hence going against the Royal family and Wakanda. 

I will say I was a bit overwhelmed going into this first issue. It took me a minute or two to get my feet grounded in the story because there is a lot going on but I think that's just with comics/graphic novels in general. IMO, it takes you some time to get comfortable with the reading format. Good thing with the Kindle is that you can just click on the comic box and you only read that one box instead of going to and fro...

T'Challa must find a way to bring his beloved country back to it's glorious ways, he must also find out who is behind the terrorists group, The People. I'm not sure at this point if he knows about the two Dora's who have now defected from the group but that should an interesting story line as well. 

All and all, I enjoyed this first issue and decided to go on ahead and purchase the 2nd issue (at $4.50...geez louise!). But if I want to know  what going on then a sister has got to do what a sister has got to do. Besides support the author, the comic and all that...

*This series is called A Nation Under Our Feet.

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