When Black Panther Dark Reign first came out I was blown away. It was truly my favorite read. But after the big reveal that Shuri would now carry the mantle I started to lose interest. My mistake. The series has regained its momentum and turned Shuri into a complete badass. The similarities between her and Batman are obvious.But what I didn'expect was her similarity to Iron Man. Shuri is a far cry from T'Challa in the sense that she utilizes the superior technology that Wakanda is famous for. Beyond the crazy gadgets Shuri has the luxury of a character named Flea. Flea is Shuri's eye in the sky so to speak. And when I say sky, I actually mean space. That's right, Flea isn't even on Earth. He orbits the planet while remaining in constant contact with Shuri. Scrambling alarms, detecting enemy movements, unlocking security systems, and pretty much anything else the Black Panther needs. Sometimes before she needs it. This series really focuses on the fact that the new Black Panther has state of the art equipment and technology and she uses ever bit of it.
As for the former Black Panther, T'Challa, he continues to struggle with not only his defeat at the hands of D oom, but the fact that he no longer carries the extra abilities given to him by the Panther God. Which leads him to seek alternative measures to not only regain his former statues, but beyond. No one other then a single member of his loyal Dora Milaje know Doom attempted to assassinate T'Challa. To make matters worse Shuri follows a trail that leads her into an ambush. After the fight it is discovered that her attackers were armed with not only stolen Wakandian tech, but Atlantian tech as well. Could Namor be behind the plot to kill T'Challa? Or has someone manipulated the situation in hopes the young reckless Shuri will rush head long into a confrontaion with Namor which would surely kill her?
With Wakanda on the brink of collapse, T'Challa lost in his quest for revenge, and a shadowy group pulling the strings, can Shuri put it all together before its to late? Pick up this series and find out :)