Marvel Comics provides CBR with an exclusive first look at Black Panther # 7, by John Ridley and Stefano Landini.
Marvel Comics provided CBR with an exclusive first look at Black Panther # 7, by writer John Ridley, artist Stefano Landini and colorist Matt Milla. The preview shows new Wakandan hero Tosin Oduye in action.
Tosin was introduced in Black Panther # 3 in a back-up story. In that story, he expressed his belief that Wakanada is socially isolated, and its people starting to believe themselves superior to others. He then critiqued the country for its greed, specifically regarding Vibranium. The character hails from a part of Wakanda that does not embrace technology in the same way as the rest of the country, and he remains skeptical about those running the nation. Tosin has powers due to Vibranium tattoos and, in his first appearance, used them to protect the Prime Minister of Wakanda, Folasade. That back-up story skipped slightly ahead of the main Black Panther storyline, teasing a new civil war in Wakanda, this time between the Hatut Zeraze and government forces.
Recent issues of Black Panther have been building to that civil war. At the start of the arc, some of T’Challa’s sleeper abroad agents meant to secure Wakanda’s future were attacked. As the arc went on, T’Challa, without his Black Panther suit, found himself accused of murdering one of his own sleeper agents and thus on the run from the Hatut Zeraze. His sister, Shuri, and one of the sleeper agents, Omolola, found T’Challa after his ex-wife, Storm, helped him defeat some Hatut Zeraze agents.
You can see CBR’s exclusive first look at Black Panther # 7 below alongside the solicitation information for the issue. The preview pages themselves show Tosin defending the Wakandan Prime Minister and working with Shuri against the Hatut Zeraze.
BLACK PANTHER # 7
- JOHN RIDLEY (W) • STEFANO LANDINI (A) • Cover by ALEX ROSS
- Hellfire Gala variant COVER by Erica D’Urso
- STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY RB SILVA
- The Hatut Zeraze have taken control of Wakanda, and with the Black Panther branded a traitor, the future of the nation is at a crossroads. To clear his name and protect his people from his own mistakes, T’Challa must reckon with his legacy – starting with the acknowledgment that leadership is only as strong as the faith of its following.
- 32 PGS./Rated T +… $ 3.99
Releasing July 6, Black Panther # 7 features a main cover from Alex Ross and variants from Erica D’Urso and RB Silva.
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