Saturday, April 9, 2011
Black Panther: Man Without Fear #516
It's weird seeing Spider-Man being the guy advocating teamwork. Usually Spidey is on the receiving end of those cnoversations. Once again, David Liss is doing great things with BP. The opening showdown with Vlad the Impaler is awesome. This rivalry just started, but clearly these guys hate each other already. They're both obsessed with each other now, so having Spidey pop in and bring the fight to a close was amusing; it actually insulted them both.
Liss really has set up the whole serial killer idea for a few issues now, but it still felt like a bit of a shock to see the plot thread pick up here. I am excited to see BP's new supporting cast become so important so quickly.
Jefte Palo's BP is a bit more animalistic than Francesco Francavilla's. BP spends the issue hunching towards everyone he interacts with.
This issue isn't as sublime as the last few, just because it is impossible for anyone to match what Liss and Francavilla are doing. As I say every month, check this book out.