Black Panther shows his superior planning skills in his most recent Marvel Comics issue.
We all know that Black Panther is one of the greatest minds in comic books. People say that Batman plans for everything, T’Challa really plans for everything. He once said he has a plan to stop Galactus. In order to defeat the eater of worlds, T’Challa would require the Wakandan air force and the cooperation of the Hulk. The randomness of the pieces involved are both funny and amazing. He knows the value of surprising his enemies with haphazard help. T’Challa continues to astonish readers. That same feeling came in Black Panther No. 24.
With an entire intergalactic empire attacking Wakanda, T’Challa was going to need some big guns. He does what anyone would. He contacted his friends. Not just any buddies He recruited all of his friends of color. Luke Cage, Storm, Misty Knight, Miles Morales, and so many other black heroes were there fighting beside Wakandan warriors. While that’s amazing, that’s not the best part. Anyone can call their friends and ask for help. T’Challa set up the mutant Prodigy in a place to connect everyone telepathically and put them in the places they needed to be.
Black Panther’s plan
It worked out perfectly. Storm and Monica Rambeau were in the air combining their powers. It was called Chained Lightning. Luke Cage stepped in to help someone out, the move Hill Cleaver was initiated. Ironheart and War Machine were attacking in the air (Wind Walk). If they were hit with an overwhelming force, Prodigy initiated Drums of Panic. One of the Midnight Angels took out the symbiotes invading Ironheart and Rhodey’s suits. T’Challa’s plan was flowing. Seeing every contingency plan in action was a beautiful sight to see.
This series will end the run of Ta-Nehisi Coates on Black Panther. For four years, Coates took T’Challa and emphasized what it means to be the Black Panther, a king of a nation, and a man. It’s sad to see the series end. This writer can’t wait to see how it concludes. Whoever the next Black Panther writer is will have some big shoes to fill. Thankfully for them, Ta-Nehisi Coates set them up with an amazing blueprint to follow.
Issue No. 25 of Black Panther is scheduled to be released in April. Are you excited? Let us know in the comments below.