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Comic Book Reviews (week of November 24, 2021): Black Panther Issue 1, Black’s Myth Issue 5 & More!

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Black Panther Number 1 (Image: Marvel Comics)

Welcome to my comic book review rundown for the week of November 24, 2021. I’m going to talk about Black Panther number 1, Black’s myth number 5, The night of the ghoul number 2, and more!

A new Black Panther solo series launched this week by Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley. The current story focused on major issues on Earth as the lives of T’Challa’s sleepers were put in danger. With T’Challa’s recent stories taking him to space, I’m not against a more grounded arc.

Mostly a mystery-centric tale, I can’t wait to see how T’Challa goes about saving his Sleeper Agents while ensuring that his bond with his friends doesn’t break irreparably. The story is brewing for T’Challa to speak to Storm and I can’t wait to see how she reacts once some secrets are revealed.

Personally, everything would be fine if my partner had sleepers spread all over the world and frankly even in many galaxies. T’Challa is a king and more. So that’s understandable.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: To gather!

Killer Queens issue 4 review
Killer Queen, issue 4 (Image: Dark Horse Comics)

Killer queens Number 4

From writer David M. Booher, the gay-centric action miniseries Killer queens concluded its first arc with number 4. I think the last chapter offered a satisfying ending as our tracks ended a dictatorship. Being a series with a lot of action, humor, and surprisingly emotional moments, I hope these space assassins return soon.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: To gather!

Stranger Things The Tomb of YBWEN issue 3 review
Stranger Things: Tomb of YBWEN Issue 3 (Image: Dark Horse Comics)

Stranger Things: YBWEN’s Tomb Number 3

From writer Greg Pak, Tomb of YBWEN asked Mr. Clarke to find the children during a snowstorm. Mr. Clarke having injured himself the moment he reached the children made me roll my eyes. Either way, the group eventually found Bob’s hidden treasure. Fingers crossed, the fourth and final issue justifies the existence of this mini-series because I want to see this little adventure give Will some closure.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: Up to you.

Hulkling and Wiccan issue 4 review
Hulkling and Wiccan Number 4 (Image: Marvel Comics)

Hulkling and Wiccan Number 4

If I had to sum up my thoughts on the Hulkling and Wiccan miniseries by writer Josh Trujillo, my word would be “Why?” “

Over the course of all four issues, Teddy and Billy disagreed that Billy wanted to spend more time on Earth and that Teddy was interested in performing his duties as King of Space. However, instead of having the two through a well-written story arc that offered some character development, Hulkling and Wiccan have husbands experienced any reality-distorting shenanigans with boyfriends Billy brought up because… drama!

Seeing an iconic queer couple having nothing but poorly-written relationship drama to deliver the biggest Marvel Comic Book Universe / MCBU currently is just plain disappointing. Not only that, Trujillo didn’t even provide a satisfying conclusion regarding the summoned boyfriends named Goebig and Eidolon, choosing to leave the door open for the next writer tasked with handling Billy and Teddy.

If you, dear reader, are by any chance the next writer hired by Marvel Comics to write about Hulkling and Wiccan, please don’t bring Goebig and Eidolon back. Let these two characters disappear. The last thing I need is Goebig and Eidolon thinking about attacking Billy and Teddy because of a broken heart. Please focus on an arc that actually allows Teddy and Billy to be powerful players in the MCBU.

The only thing i liked Hulkling and Wiccan In issue # 4, Agatha Harkness made her interest in Billy’s potential very clearly. I guess she decided to become his problematic teacher whether he wanted to or not. Now this is a story thread that I would be interested in seeing more of.

I feel like Billy doesn’t get a lot of magic training. He should try to spend time with Dr. Strange, Magik, and other heroic magic users. Billy is supposed to be the future Demiurge after all. So, it would be nice to see him tap more into his potential instead of allowing his insecurities to take him away from what he can accomplish. And for heaven’s sake, someone let Billy cast spells without having to say them out loud. It’s boring.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: Meh!

Black's Myth issue 5 review
Black’s Myth Issue 5 (Image: Ahoy Comics)

Black’s myth Number 5

I was provided with a free digital copy of Black’s myth number 5 for consideration. The opinions I have shared are my own.

By writer Eric Palicki and artist Wendell Cavalcanti, Black’s myth also concluded this week with the fifth issue. We got our answers from the person behind the trouble Strummer and Ben had gone through. Can’t say I was really surprised by the reveal, but I liked the little police montage of signs explaining how Strummer figured out who was the culprit. With what was depicted in the final panel, I hope to see Black’s myth continue with another miniseries. I’m also hoping a streaming service picks it up for a live adaptation.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? Yes.

Recommendation: To gather!

Night of the Ghoul issue 2 review
Night of the Ghoul Issue 2 (Image: comiXology Originals)

The night of the ghoul Number 2

I was provided with a free digital copy of The night of the ghoul number 2 for consideration. The opinions I have shared are my own.

By writer Scott Snyder and artist Francesco Francavilla, The night of the ghoul Number 2 continued with goosebumps as Forest learned more about the Mr. Merrit movie. Mr. Merrit’s life has not been easy. However, I don’t know if he will be able to survive the current ordeal. People who wait for the ghoul to appear don’t play.

The flashbacks, shown through the video clips, were pretty sad. Young Merrit knew something was wrong with his father but there was nothing he could do about the situation. It was obvious the doctor was lying to her about the x-ray results. We know young Merrit survived to become an old man. So, I’m interested to see what happened to him and his possessed father over the years in between.

Does he have any obvious weird characters? No.

Recommendation: TO GATHER!

Don’t forget to read Jessica’s review on Robin Problem 8.

What comics have you read this week?

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Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a double master’s degree in psychology and biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in molecular genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville and The Game Master of Somerville. It gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime / manga, video games, and movies.

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