The Power Of Fat Cobra: Black Panther And The Agents Of Wakanda #2

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

Okoye is wandering, dazed, through the ruined streets of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. She’s ambushed by what looks like the Black Panther, who puts a spear in her back. Meanwhile, the Wasp wakes up next to the pool and goes to find Iron Man. Instead, she finds Hank Pym/Ultron experimenting on Tony. Both heroes are lost in some kind of nightmarish reality they must overcome Meanwhile, Fat Cobra battles Sentry one-on-one.

Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #2 finds the team lost in the demonic conjurings of the Sentry. Why Bob Reynolds is doing this is unclear, but it’s undeniably his doing. Fat Cobra is confident in his ability to shut the Sentry down.

Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #2 cover by Jorge Molina
Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #2 cover by Jorge Molina

Okoye and the Wasp grapple with some of their darkest fears. Okoye fears that she has failed in her duties to Wakanda, and Janet is afraid of Hank Pym returning and destroying her life once again.

The means by which Wasp escapes her nightmare has a small detail to it that’s actually kind of clever given how long she’s been an Avenger.

Black Panther himself still has a role to play in this comic, though he receives less focus than Okoye, Wasp, and the Fat Cobra.

I’m also extremely happy to see the Sentry return, if only for a little while.

Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #2 art by Lan Medina, Craig Yeung, Marcio Menyz, and letterer VC's Joe Sabino
Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #2 art by Lan Medina, Craig Yeung, Marcio Menyz, and letterer VC’s Joe Sabino

Lan Medina once again does excellent work in this issue. He has an extremely dynamic and detailed style that changes the tone from scene to scene in a dramatic and interesting manner. His action sequences look fantastic as well, and his rendition of the Sentry is fantastic. Craig Yeung’s inkwork make the art neat and impactful, and the color work of Marcio Menyz is vibrant and handles the scene changes brilliantly.

Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #2 is a fun and interesting issue that does a great job of showing where our heroes are emotionally at this point in time. Plus, it shows us that Fat Cobra is pretty damn awesome. The story is solid, the characters are compelling, and the art is great. All in all, this comic improves on the first issue’s shortcomings and easily earns a recommendation. Check it out.

Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #2 comes to us from writer Jim Zub, artist Lan Medina, inker Craig Yeung, color artist Marcio Menyz, letterer VC’s Joe Sabino, cover artist Jorge Molina, and variant cover artists Chris Sprouse with Karl Story and Tamra Bonvillain; David Lopez; and Nexon.

Final Score: 8/10

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