In this episode, Curt and Kevin look forward to the highly anticipated Black Panther film with a look back at the late 90s storyline Black Panther: The Client, collecting Black Panther vol. 3 #1-5, the start of the groundbreaking run by Christopher Priest, published by Marvel Comics.
T’Challa, king of the African nation of Wakanda, leaves his homeland in the middle of a refugee crisis for an urgent mission to New York City. Accompanied by low-level diplomat Everett K. Ross, the menacing monarch and his pair of sleek, deadly bodyguards investigate the death of a young girl and corruption at The Tomorrow Fund, a Wakanda-backed charity.
But our stealthy sovereign soon discovers that he’s been duped by the murderous Reverend Achebe, who’s taken advantage of his absence to stage a takeover of Wakanda!
Can the embattled emperor survive a confrontation with the demon Mephisto and rescue his realm from the ruthless reverend? And can he gain entrance to that peerless preserve of epic exploits known as … The Comics Canon?
Things Discussed in This Episode:
- The Marvel Knights imprint
- Hanging a lantern on Quentin Tarantino’s influence
- The fascinating past of Christopher Priest
- Black Panther: The Man Without Fear
- Mephisto’s debut in Silver Surfer # 3
- Bring on the Bad Guys
- The CW’s Black Lightning TV series
- Black Lightning Vol. 1
Not Discussed In This Episode:
Join us in two weeks as we commemorate Valentine’s Day with a tale of longing and love (but no rockets) with the first Heartbreak Soup story from Love and Rockets by Gilbert Hernandez!