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Thatguy

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Doctor of Doom

Subj: Re: Black Panther #25 [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 10:00:21 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Black Panther #25 [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 03:55:22 pm EST

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I preferred the idea to the execution; it would have been nice to see in Spidey for example more detail onhis role in the battle. Four big criticisms though:

-The streets were pretty bare. No impression of a colossal hero showdown at all really

-Why exactly did Invisible Woman and Storm think it was okay to stand there and WATCH Herc fight Clor? Didn't they have, y'know, a WAR to fight? And Invisible Woman apparantly moves VERY fast given that she's with Reed just BEFORE Clor dies....

-A SHIELD coptor orders the Wakandans to remain grounded, which seems pretty ensible to me given the colossal air battle. I didn't get the sense of an attack at all, so that seemed silly.

-T'Challa says destroying his embassy could be considered an act of war. Whereas joining a super hero army designed to resist a law, personally battling in the MIDDLE OF NEW YORK against enforcers of said law and providing aid to an illegal resistance group is apparantly just gravy. It's when you hit the embassies things go too far.

Still, most enjoyable Panther I've read yet and for all it's faults it was good... LOVED that "Let's see who is truly divine Thor", very nice art- the symmetry especially made it chilling.


> Most of the book takes place during the final Civil War battle. We see more detail of how T'Challa opens the gate to 42. He has Pulsar to go into light form and shrink and enter his Kimoyo Card where he guides her through the modifications necessary to open the gate. During that time, Storm meets with and debates with Reed (apparently to keep him distracted) and then leaves to go join T'Challa and the rest of the resistance in their invasion of 42.
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> In the meantime, the Wakandan embassy is given orders to evacuate, yet a SHIELD helicopter orders them to stay put. The embassy auto-protection is activated and somehow the copters are effected, but I'm not sure how or if it is Storm who effects it (she goes to help defend the embassy).
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> After the battle goes to the streets, Storm and Clor face off (this went on off panel in CW #7). He tosses the hammer at her, and she easily slips it. It seems that Clor actually has no real control over the weather, but basically fires blasts and electricity from his hammer (I don't recall if this contradicts anything shown previously). Clor withstands all of Storm's lightning attacks and fires a killing blast at her, but Sue Richards blocks it with a force field. Clor buries Sue under rubble and takes off after Storm who is flying away. She then concentrates and beams an electromagnetic impulse into his brain which temporarily disrupts his electronics. He falls, yet quickly recovers and is ready to fight, but sees Hercules standing over him. Sue and Storm watch the battle between them awing at how Herc pounds on Clor.
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> Storm finds T'Challa and he informs her that Cap has surrendered and that they are on their own.
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> This issue is decent. The dialogue during the fighting seems a bit casual and sometimes jovial, so you don't really feel much intensity. It is kinda cool the way T'Challa gives instructions to Monica and Cage enabling them to win their particular fights (though I'm sure some will question Cage beating Doc Sampson) and Tony anticipating T'Challa's instructions to Monica and taking her down before she can act.

> I preferred the idea to the execution; it would have been nice to see in Spidey for example more detail onhis role in the battle. Four big criticisms though:
>
> -The streets were pretty bare. No impression of a colossal hero showdown at all really
>
> -Why exactly did Invisible Woman and Storm think it was okay to stand there and WATCH Herc fight Clor? Didn't they have, y'know, a WAR to fight? And Invisible Woman apparantly moves VERY fast given that she's with Reed just BEFORE Clor dies....
>
> -A SHIELD coptor orders the Wakandans to remain grounded, which seems pretty ensible to me given the colossal air battle. I didn't get the sense of an attack at all, so that seemed silly.
>
> -T'Challa says destroying his embassy could be considered an act of war. Whereas joining a super hero army designed to resist a law, personally battling in the MIDDLE OF NEW YORK against enforcers of said law and providing aid to an illegal resistance group is apparantly just gravy. It's when you hit the embassies things go too far.

Funny how writers think diplomatic immunity applies to everything under the sun that an agent of another government might do.


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