Black Panther, Vol. 5 by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Black Panther, Vol. 5

Klaw stands supreme! The Black Panther's greatest foe has returned, ready for war! Can T'Challa finally defeat Ulysses Klaw, the man who killed his father, while his country threatens to rip itself apart? To make matters worse, Wakanda's gods disappear - and the Originators return! The former gods are back, but what are their intentions for a land that has forgotten them? And all this is only the beginning, as a cadre of villains returns, monster...

Details Black Panther, Vol. 5

TitleBlack Panther, Vol. 5
Release DateJun 12th, 2018
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Science Fiction

Reviews Black Panther, Vol. 5

  • Chad
    The book is finally rounding into a comic book, instead of a master thesis on international political theory. The first half of the book is still very slow and the cast is WAY too large. Each issue needs to come with a who's who. The action picks up in the second half of the book but Coates still needs to find a balance throughout each issue. At least now I'm not reading this book like it's a chore, but it still hasn't reached the heights of Prie...
  • Richard
    Slightly less boring than the usual Coates stories.
  • Lekeisha The Booknerd
    Dear God, I didn't think it was possible to swoon any more than I did with part one. T'Challa and Ororo are so damn perfect for each other. Swooning aside, this was filled with action and great storytelling.
  • Nicole Westen
    I don't care who's name is on the title, Shuri is still best superhero.
  • John
    A strong improvement over "A Nation Under My Feet" which featured strong politicraft--but wasn't necessarily a good comic (it was someone clearly learning the ropes and balancing the synthesis of words with images). =This story feels like a true comic arc however--and not just a "vanity" project dipping their toes in. Coates does exceptionally impressive work here. He marries canon together with plot development and new ideas--while again, the st...
  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]
    This run of Black Panther had a great start, followed by a few slow volumes. But it seems like it's back on track and better than ever. I really enjoyed this book, and I look forward to more.
  • Sadaf
    I am probably really biased but I love Storm so this one gets an extra star from me. Also Shuri is a complete badass!
  • Dakota Morgan
    Less philosophy, more action - Ta-Nehisi Coates finally produces a Black Panther volume that reads like a comic book rather than a non-fiction treatise on political philosophies. Klaw is an intriguing villain and is given a great deal of backstory to make him almost worth rooting for. He is definitely not the same Klaw from the Black Panther movie, which threw me for a loop at first. He actually looks super dorky with his satellite TV receiver ar...
  • Ma'Belle
    3.5 stars, but as a continuation of this series, I'm giving it 4 for consistencyTa-Nehisi Coates has been writing Black Panther for several years now, and has really hit his stride and excelled at penning a script for sequential art. There aren't really any big shockers in this volume, or particularly amazing panels, but overall, it's a well-told story with consistently beautiful, complementary art.Worthwhile bonus feature in this trade: an inter...
  • Scott Lee
    I thoroughly enjoyed this volume. Despite getting a part two label--perhaps because the same super-powered supporting cast is around to participate?--this one stands alone about as well as any of Coates' books have. It misses the origin of the originators--provided in the previous volume--but it clearly tells the story of their defeat and of the cabal that had combined to take on Wakanda, Tchalla, and his allies. The art is as strong as its been ...
  • Tori Cole
    Strong improvement! This arc shows Coates really starting to get the hang of writing comics, and I was especially pleased with this volume. I love the philosophical angle, but it needs to be fleshed out with more action to be comics!Pros:1. Loving the Wakandan history, especially bringing in the mythology of the Djalia and finally understanding more of Shuri's power2. Storm/T'Challa is so hotCons: 1. Klaw is kind of a weak villain here, I'm way m...
  • B
    The politics of this have grown quite strange. The central idea of Wakanda is that it's an unbowed ancestral homeland — that if you left people alone they'd prove that they're talented and don't have to fall victim to the negative aspects of, e.g., capitalism. But here Coates decides that the Wakandans (view spoiler)[ themselves were colonizers. And what's more our sympathy never shifts from the Wakandans from their victims. The victims are ugl...
  • Mark
    I keep having trouble following Ta-Nehisi Coates's run on Black Panther. This volume is much more readable than several of the earlier collections but it suffers from the same problem as a lot of other modern Marvel writing. Specifically, being thrown in the middle of a story, no matter where you start, and having to figure out who these people are and what is going on. Having said that though I think I'm starting to enjoy this run. I look forwar...
  • Wade
    This was a fine follow up, but I am rather loosing interest in the series. I think what most interested me in A Nation Under Our Feet was T'challa's struggle between honoring his heritage and honoring his conscience, now we are into more superfueds and a whole lot of Black Panther history that I don't really want to take the time to fully dive into. I may do a few more of these because the advent of the old gods is interesting and I do enjoy some...
  • Josh
    Coates's weakest Black Panther effort and it's still mostly satisfying. Klaw could have been more interesting - visually and plot-wise - and the final villain could have had more page time to develop. The fantastical elements were a turn off initially, however, all the creatures are tied to African folklore so it works in this universe. Looking forward to galactic Black Panther in Ta-Nehisi Coates's new BP series.
  • Josh
    For some reason, this volume didn't grab me the way some of Coates's previous work has managed to. Despite that, Coates is a strong writer, and he is doing impressive things with this character. With large-scale intrigue, engaging action, and a strong cast of characters--Black Panther is an effective comic that continues to surprise in the directions that it takes.
  • Jeff Larsen
    Best Marvel comic in years!Coates does it again in this 7-issue collection, with Black Panther taking on Klaw, the man who killed his father (and much more complex than the movie version of Klaw). Can’t wait to see what’s next for Black Panther, as well as what Coates will do with Captain America.
  • Kathleen
    This series continues to be so much fun! T'Challa shows himself to be the manipulative, controlling king that we all know and love. Storm shows herself to be something else entirely. Ankea gets almost half a book to herself in absolute silence, being a BAMF. Basically, this book is perfect. Comic book fans should already be reading it, but if you aren't pick it up.
  • Maggie
    More confused than I've ever been... feels like there is no consistency from one issue to the next. We jump from action to action to more action and it's all happening so quickly we don't really have context. I do appreciate the lovely relationship between T'Challa and Storm--the one thread I've been able to always follow!
  • Mark H
    Ta-Nehisi Coates continues to amaze. The depth of characterization which he has brought to the current story-line just can't be beat. T'Challa is not the sole reason for the strengths of Wakanda. the other peoples and myths of the land are equally, mayhap even more, important than the king. I will continue to read, and re-read, this excellent series.
  • Ryan Laferney
    The constant action makes up for previous, stodgier volumes, Klaw is a fairly sympathetic villain and who doesn't like seeing Storm and T'Challa together? Coates run partly influenced the new movie, so pick this up.
  • Rachelle
    Possibly my favorite so far. Everyone coming together to fight evil.
  • Adam
    Why did this volume feel like a mashup of Black Panther and East of West? And why am I still reading this series when it barely interests me?
  • Chris W
    A definite improvement from Coates. You can tell he's learning how to better make a comic on this one
  • Katie
    A strong storyline, good illustrations...I'll definitely keep reading these.
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  • Dakota McCoy
    Still loving these!! I’m impressed with TNC, especially since these are his first foray into comic book writing.
  • Rachel
    Read single issues. Not as satisfying on a story level as past arcs, but some fun variety in the structure and visual storytelling throughout these issues.
  • charlotte
    ororo did that
  • Rafael Suleiman
    A very good comic book about the fantasy world of Wakanda. The book has great references to African mythology and philosophy.