Black Panther #10
Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Art by Kev Walker
Colors by Java Tartaglia and Stephane Paitreau
Letters by Joe Sabino
The Empire has caught up with the rebels and they are going to make them pay for their latest offense. As the imperial ship fires on the rebels, M’Baku has to deal with the fact that T’Challa and Nakia are still on the surface fighting for their lives.
The commander of the imperial ship has the rebels on the ropes and when they surrender, the Maroons witness something they never thought would happen and the shocking conclusion will throw everything into chaos with the emperor and the royal family.
To be honest, I expected more from this issue. Pacing wise it was fine, but there seemed to be a lack of substance to the story. Things were happening, but they lacked any sense of resonance to keep me interested. It felt like Coates was going through the motions with this issue. There wasn’t anything in the story to hold onto and I felt like I missed portions of the story even though I’ve read every issue. It felt disjointed and rushed.
The art by Kev Walker is great and frankly, is the only thing holding this issue together in my opinion. What little dialogue there is better conveyed through Walker’s art.