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Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #520 - Storm Hunter Part Two Review4
by Sara 'Babs' Lima on
Storm joins T'Challa in the fight against Kraven the Hunter!
Part two of the 'Storm Hunter' brings T'Challa and Ororo together once again, only this time, the husband and wife team must defeat Kraven the Hunter...but will T'Challa survive?
The dynamic between Black Panther and Storm is superb. Writer David Liss has a complete grasp and understanding of how to write the interactions of the married couple in an entertaining way. There is a constant struggle for power in the relationship between the two characters, and a sense that even though Black Panther wants to be in complete control over Storm's actions, he knows that Storm is physically stronger than he is. This is written in a way that is so funny! However, Liss executes Storm really well through endearing dialogue that is, at times, borderline sarcastic. Her willingness to "follow" T'Challa's orders are always delivered with a snarky comment; so when you see Storm say "Whatever you say, Husband," you know she isn't being serious. There's a real playfulness in the dialogue and it's nice to see the relationship explored.
I rather like seeing Kraven as T'Challa's adversary in this issue and I thought this story was very entertaining. The art is really well done, and artist Jefte Palo's use of shadows and dark colors definitely compliments the story.
There's nothing really "bad" about the story; while it didn't blow me out of the park, it was still definitely worth picking up and a fun read.
Even though it's the second part of a two part story, you can totally pick this up if you've never read an issue of Black Panther: The Man Without Fear. The story is light and entertaining, and the dynamic between Storm and Black Panther is worth reading. In fact, I really enjoyed this team up and I wish they would have teamed them up a long time ago--seeing them together is long overdue. It's a married couple fighting Kraven the Hunter, and surprise surprise, it's not boring!