When Black Panther: Wakanda Forever debuted last year, we all waited with baited breath to see how they would address Chadwick Boseman’s passing. As the story addressed it, to showing how those left behind, stayed affected. As it created divisions amongst the nation, where none laid before. I was probably the most realistic depiction of grief , that had not ever been seen.
The film also talked about the importance of legacy. As Shuri struggled to lead her family, everything around her, crumbled. She also found out that she had a nephew, Tchalla II. In this gorgeous one shot timed to be released for Black History Month, we get Marvel Voices: Wakanda Forever, where we see the world of Wakanda like we have never seen before.
In “The Introduction”, the brilliant Frederick T. Joseph explains exactly what type of impact the Black Panther movies have had worldwide but also on the Black diaspora. In “The Old Ways” T’Challa visits the Ancestral Plane, to seek guidance on his future as Wakanda’s leader, as he soon learns he must win the battle within first. In “The Education Of Changamire”, we find that wisdom does not always in those who hold power, but those who keep the faith. In “Remember The Name”, Shuri sees a vision of how she dies, and accepts it full heartedly . In “The Illusion Of Fairness”, a Dora Milaje initiate finds out size has nothing to do with fight, but outsmarting your opponent is always key. In the final story “The Last Black Panther”, we find out how the world ends, and how Wakanda lives on despite .
Overall, Marvel Voices: Wakanda Forever is an excellent set of stories that showcases the ingenuity of world building in the Black Panther mythos. The stories by the different creators are exciting. The art by the different creators are dazzling. Altogether, it’s a set of stories that will leave fans excited to have returned to Wakanda.
Story: Karama Horne, Adam Serwer, Murewa Ayodele, Dr. Sheena C. Howard, Juni Ba
Art/Ink: Alitha E. Martinez, Todd Harris, Dotun Akande, Marcus Williams, Juni Ba
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg, Jordie Bellaire, Dee Cunniffe, Marcus Williams, Chris O’Halloran
Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy
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