Can anyone recommend some reads for him?

#1 Edited by Twentyfive (2836 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone know some good Black Panther stories, or (perhaps more likely) some stories featuring him, that at least have him not playing a background role? Although T'Challa is one of my favorite characters, I haven't read as much on him as I wanted to, and with rumors that MARVEL may indeed have The Most Dangerous Man Alive lined up for an upcoming movie (and he fits the bill) I'd like to catch myself up on some stories either of him, or featuring/guest-starring him.

I'd like kind, serious responses, if possible.

Thanks.

#2 Posted by joeagentofhand1 (4362 posts) - - Show Bio

@Twentyfive: I thought the Man Without Fear was good(I think it had the best Fear Itself tie in)

#3 Edited by Hatutzeraze (269 posts) - - Show Bio

Essential Black Panther vol.1 just came out about a month ago. It's only 20 bucks for an insane number of pages, all in black and white, but still a brilliant deal. Any comic shop should still be able to order it if they don't already have it on-hand.

It includes:

1. The entirety of Don McGregor's run on Jungle Action, including the great and bizarre Panther's Rage storyline and the unfinished arc featuring T'Challa taking on the KKK and the offshoot cult, the Dragon Circle.

2. The first 10 issues of Jack Kirby's 1977 Black Panther series, which came just a few months after the cancellation of Jungle Action.

In a nutshell, this volume includes almost every Black Panther comic from the 1970s. The Panther's Rage story is especially worth it. It went for decades without ever being collected until just a couple of years ago when they put out a really expensive Marvel Masterworks edition. Now, with the Essential volume FINALLY out, this great, nearly forgotten story is easily available to the masses without having to hunt down obscure 1970s back issues.

#4 Posted by Umbraa (915 posts) - - Show Bio

The Client and Enemy of the State by Christopher J. Priest Avengers: World Trust and Red zone by Geoff Johns Avengers: Ultron Unlimited by Kurt Busiek Avengers Forever: by Kurt Busiek (old man T'challa) See Wakanda and Die by Jason Aaron

#5 Posted by windcaster (227 posts) - - Show Bio

The Client and Enemy of the State and every other Black Panther issue by Christopher  Priest 
 
Secret Invasion by  Jason Aaron  
 
World's Apart is min-series Staring Storm but you get to see a good bit of Wakanda  
 
Man Without Fear  and Most Dangerous Man Alive by David Liss 
 
Fantastic Four#607-608 by Jonathan Hickman 

#6 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by TDK_1997 (14456 posts) - - Show Bio

I can only recommend Doomwar and Black Panther because I have only read those from Black Panther and I found them good and interesting.

#8 Posted by Remi (613 posts) - - Show Bio

#9 Posted by Static Shock (47329 posts) - - Show Bio

@Remi: @Twentyfive: Black Panther v2, written by Christopher Priest. The entire run is recommended.

#10 Posted by Remi (613 posts) - - Show Bio

@Static Shock: Too bad it's not fully collected :/

#11 Posted by Static Shock (47329 posts) - - Show Bio

@Remi said:

@Static Shock: Too bad it's not fully collected :/

As a trade, you mean? I have every individual book.

#12 Posted by Remi (613 posts) - - Show Bio

@Static Shock: Yeah. They've only collected the first 12 issues in two trades, lol.

#13 Posted by Static Shock (47329 posts) - - Show Bio

@Remi said:

@Static Shock: Yeah. They've only collected the first 12 issues in two trades, lol.

Yeah, Black Panther books normally aren't that well-received. Priest is a great writer, he's just not a popular writer.

#14 Posted by Remi (613 posts) - - Show Bio

@Static Shock: Is Hudlin's run worth a read?

#15 Posted by Static Shock (47329 posts) - - Show Bio

@Remi said:

@Static Shock: Is Hudlin's run worth a read?

If wanting to keep up with the character, yeah. If wanting to give the writer the benefit of a doubt, absolutely not. Plus, he made a horrible attempt at trying to retcon T'Challa's history.

#16 Posted by Remi (613 posts) - - Show Bio

@Static Shock: LOL. That bad? What was the retcon?

#17 Posted by Mykhael (67 posts) - - Show Bio

@windcaster said:

The Client and Enemy of the State and every other Black Panther issue by Christopher Priest Secret Invasion by
Jason Aaron World's Apart is min-series Staring Storm but you get to see a good bit of Wakanda Man Without Fear and Most Dangerous Man Alive by David Liss Fantastic Four#607-608 by Jonathan Hickman

This^

#18 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

black panther man without fear by david liss its where i started with bp.

#19 Posted by Mykhael (67 posts) - - Show Bio

@Remi: He rectonned how his father was killed. I think that was one of the few things that Hudlin did well. Much of Hudlins run was O.K. conceptually but poorly executed.

Hudlin also got better as time went along, like all things it had its good and bad.

But it was more like 35% good and 65% bad.

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