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So glad Coates run is over

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Black Panther 025
> THE FINAL ISSUE OF TA-NEHISI COATES' LANDMARK RUN! It's the end of an era for the Black Panther as renowned writer Ta-Nehisi Coates concludes his Wakandan epic! Over four years, Coates has taken the Black Panther to hell and back and expanded Wakanda into the distant stars. Now, in his final issue, he brings T'Challa full circle, back to the home he left behind - and the crown he has never fully accepted. This is the story of a king who sought to be a hero, a hero who was reduced to a slave, a slave who advanced into legend - and the man who has struggled to hold up an empire in his bare hands. The journey will conclude, but the legend remains. Don't miss the close of a historic epoch in comic history!

> Almost every Handbooked Marvel Black Superhero.

> Was the finale worth the extra two bucks at $5.99?!

What is YOUR opinion with this conclusion and status quo updates?

Wow......what a mess! It has been excruciating reading Black Panther these last 5 years with Coates at the helm. The finale had a lot of fireworks with many familiar faces of some of our favorite Black Marvel characters like other previous issues (Hudlin did it better) but ultimately any Black Panther fan can leave this series alone and not have missed out on anything. The sole redeeming factor of the last issue was Kaash Paige's story at the end. I can count on one hand the amount of issues Coates did that I liked from the last 5 years. The only elements Coates really added to the mythos that stood out was the vibranium suit being able to absorb energy and redirect it which the MCU movie borrowed from but making Shuri an Orisha or whatever the eff was dumb and poorly executed. Coates tried to add elements of African spirituality but not in a way for any reader it was new to to become interested in and do more research on and Wakanda being an African nation never conquered and having a lifestyle portrayed by a couple of Dora Milaje that wasn't part of our culture till colonization had his whole run leaving a bad taste in many mouths from the very beginning. He need to watch Buck Breaking. And don't get me started on the whole intergalactic empire nonsense which was 80s Flash Gordon movie bad. I don't know which was worse, the take on Luke in the Last Jedi or T'challa in his own book from the last 5 years. Everyone who wrote T'challa in stories outside of his own book from the last 5 years understood T'challa better than Coates from Avengers, Agents of Wakanda, BP vs Deadpool, Ultimates, War of the Realms, Wakanda Forever and even as recent as Immortal Hulk 87. Readers can skip The Crew and World of Wakanda as well, they were trash. Black Panther was very weak throughout Coates whole run seemingly always needing help. Looking forward to what Ridley has to offer. The Alex Rosss cover already looks great! As long as we can get the T'challa from Agents of Wakanda or Avengers and Ultimates, I'll make mine Marvel again. Good riddance Coates!

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