Black Panther #11
Written by John Ridley
Art by German Peralta
Colors by Ceci De La Cruz
Letters by Joe Sabino
The Rundown: A coordinated attack will put T’Challa in an uncomfortable situation with the world and the Avengers.
The biggest data centers in the world are taken over by a group of terrorists who have a message for the people. A message that might sound benevolent, but raises the suspicions of the Avengers. With T’Challa injured, the rest of the team attempts to stop the terrorists at the source only to find themselves turned away. A move that angers Steve Rogers, but gives T’Challa pause about their motives.
Dealing with his own personal issues, he turns to Shuri who returns him to Wakanda to see the cities he overlooked during his reign and remind him of who he is. In the aftermath of his mission, he is summoned by the terrorists to come alone where he discovers that their leader is a familiar face from his past.
The Story: I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised and shocked by the ending of this issue. The story seemed to be heading in the direction of being too Avenger focused, but things began to come into perspective in ways that made it absolutely about T’Challa. The writing was brilliantly done to build tension to a reveal that actually makes me excited to see what happens next.
The Art: Peralta delivers some great art throughout the issue. The story is very character focused and the art takes advantage of that by showcasing the characters and their emotions.