- 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.
- 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)