Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #5 (Comic, Review): Tipstor® Pick

Black Panther recruits some fellow superheroes to form a team that can step in when the Avengers are occupied with other things. The action looks fantastic and every page takes advantage of the tone of the story to deliver something visually fun to read.

  • Writer: Jim Zub
  • Artist: Scot Eaton, Sean Parsons
  • Concept Artist: David Nakayama
  • Colorist(s): Marcio Menyz, Erick Arciniega
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics

Summary: An old S.H.I.E.L.D. cache of experimental technology is a ticking time bomb the Agents of Wakanda need to defuse — but only if they get there before DEADPOOL! Time for a rematch between the King of Wakanda and the Merc with a Mouth! And adding more fuel to fire — the return of the Livewires!



This was a fun issue that took a lighter tone due to Zub’s inclusion of Deadpool. At the same time, Zub manages to put a question out that Marvel readers are asking about T’Challa seeming to be everywhere but leading his country. Having Okoye breach the subject is the perfect way to position her as a leader as well as address the problem itself in a manner that would make Black Panther listen. The writing nails the character of Deadpool and the tension between the two characters is both measurable and fun to witness. We really enjoyed the twist at the end of this issue as well and what it could mean going forward.


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