Saturday, May 21, 2016

Marvel Comic's Black Panther #2 from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Brian Stelfreeze

Black Panther 2 Cover
Image from Comic Book

Adding more ladies to the MCU...

The premise of this initial arc is that T'Challa's kingdom is falling apart from within, but it isn't due to just one single factor. The loss of Shuri, his sister, who died after she took on the Black Panther title during his absence, has shaken him a great deal. His advisors are all gone, and even his personal guard, the Dora Milaje, are showing cracks in their armor. All that would be bad enough, but a new character, Zenzi, is making things even more difficult.

Coates spoke quickly about Zenzi, saying: "Zenzi is someone who resents that you need to hide how you really feel about the world. She says in the first book "I come as a liberator." She aligns with Tetu, who wants to battle Wakanda and take control.

Regarding the Dora Milaje, Coates commented: "In the case of the Dora Milaje, the social contract was they give up their individual lives and individual wealth for the protection of the king, and that's where we get Ayo and Aneka, two people who, you know, were in love but did not act on it out of duty to country. Well, country ain't what it was before."

Black Panther #2 will reprint with a Run The Jewels inspired variant cover by Rahzzah this June.

Read more about this issue and the new web series at Comic Book:

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