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Black Panther: #13-17 (Marvel Comics, 1998; #13-17)

  • After the last arc, T’Challa spends time in New York, cleaning up diplomatic messes.
  • Things that happen in this arc (in honor of Everett Ross, in no particular order):
    • Hulk vs. Black Panther
    • Killmonger comes back from the dead
    • An unorthodox, new Dora Milaje shows up
    • A Vance Astrovik team-up
    • Ross becomes regent of Wakanda
    • Hulk dance-party
    • A Frasier deep-cut
  • I wouldn’t call this arc a clean start, but it does feel like the beginning of the second act in a larger story.
  • Sal Velluto takes over as series artist; his pencils (and Bob Almond’s inks) are lighter than previous arcs, and along with Brad Vancata’s colors give Black Panther a more open, less oppressive feel that I like.

If you haven’t checked out Priest’s run on Black Panther, you should.  Now that it’s all collected, there’s no excuse for not trying it.

Collected in

  • Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1 (#1-17)


Writer: Christopher Priest | Penciller: Sal Velluto | Inker: Bob Almond | Colorist: Brad Vancata | Letterers: Sharpefont & PT | Editor: Ruben Diaz (13-17), Tom Brevoort (17)

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