“All Skinfolk, Ain’t Kinfolk” (Rise of The Black Panther #5 Comic Review)

“All Skinfolk, Ain’t Kinfolk”

Rise of Black Panther #4 Review

“Powershow” Book 5 of 6

Written by: Evan Narcisse (Consultant: Ta-Nehisi Coates)

Penciled by: Javier Pina & Edgar Salazar

Colored by: Stephane Paitreau

Lettered by: VC’s Joe Sabino

Covers and Title pages: Brian Stelfreeze

 

 

The journey continues as we follow T’Challa as he becomes accustomed to being King of Wakanda. The stories progresses to find another villain testing T’Challa’s mettle as king.

Previously on The Rise of Black Panther…

Spoilers for last issue….

Last month had an ominous ending where an incensed Black Panther is putting two and two together to figure out how someone was able to infiltrate Wakanda’s defenses. This traitor not only allowed a Doombot to sit on the throne but also made way for Winter Soldier to wage an attack. All signs pointed to a disgruntled son of T’Chaka and T’Challa points to adoptive son the White Wolf, head of the Wakanda secret police.

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Coming through for White Wolf

My Take

Every issue we are learning with T’Challa about all the things he didn’t know about his own homeland. He doesn’t even have time to really absorb the massive secrets that are revealed about the work of the White Wolf and other new family members. What does it mean to have a traitor in your midst and how do you deal with betrayal from your own? Clearly, just because you share the same skin color, doesn’t mean you are kinfolk, family, and they have your best interest at heart. What a hard lesson…He says he needs to do it alone and eventually he’s proven wrong as he gets some help from the love of his life – Storm.

TChalla and storm

Super Kick from T’Challa!

The art is great and matches the story very well keeping me on edge as the action happens. I always love when T’Challa suits up because he stands out really well against the color of the landscape. The plot is progressing well and I don’t want it to end. I want to know what happens in the end! My only criticism lies in how quickly our main villain was beaten…He’s almost pointless. He’s not menacing and it’s just sad. Highlight for me is T’Challa’s use of the proverb from Luke Cage. My folks at work say this all the time and it’s a delight to see in print. I also understand why maybe Ororo and T’Challa aren’t together because who can beat the two of them together?

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Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones

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I do a few reviews (Black Panther) and I do news. I am a fan of both Marvel and DC heroes, Black Panther, Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Watchmen, to name a few. I also am streamer of a high degree, Netflix, Hulu plus, HBO, & Prime Video occupy a lot of my time when I'm not trying to save world in Education.
Summary
T’Challa has been pretty much learning about the real Wakanda ever since he became king. There are more secrets than he’s comfortable with and he’s not shy in taking them on head on. In an issue where he sets his sights on the White Wolf, he finds out there is another son he has to worry about. The stage is also set for what’s to come, the long-awaited confrontation between T’Challa and Killmonger. Overall, I loved it and I don’t know if I’m ready for the end but I am. If you're not reading this series, what are you doing???
Good
  • Ancient African proverb, T’Challa learns in a Harlem alley
  • Action
  • Do you feel the love tonight vibes
Bad
  • It's ending soon
  • Villain was dispensed with so quickly, he’s an afterthought
9
Amazing
Art - 9
Writing - 9
Plot - 9
Character Development - 9
Fluidity from last issue - 9
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I do a few reviews (Black Panther) and I do news. I am a fan of both Marvel and DC heroes, Black Panther, Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Watchmen, to name a few. I also am streamer of a high degree, Netflix, Hulu plus, HBO, & Prime Video occupy a lot of my time when I'm not trying to save world in Education.

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