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by Jefte Paolo,Francesco Francavilla,David Liss

Why is Spider-Man's deadly foe Kraven the Hunter stalking T'Challa across the city ... and how long until the prey targets the pursuer? And will the world's greatest predators have anywhere to hide when T'Challa's wife Ororo arrives and rips the skies open? Plus: as the mayhem of the Worthy engulfs Manhattan, the American Panther makes his debut! What does his arrival mean to Hell's Kitchen? Plus: a six-armed Panther? The arachnid infection gripping Manhattan hits T'Challa, but that doesn't mean he'll stop trying to protect Hell's Kitchen! And when Overdrive breaks into the quarantine zone, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Panther swings into a deadly race across the streets of New York City. Find out why T'Challa sheds his fear to become the Most Dangerous Man Alive!COLLECTING: BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR 519-523; BLACK PANTHER: THE DEADLIEST MAN ALIVE 524
Download Fear Itself: Black Panther: The Man Without Fear epub
ISBN: 0785158103
ISBN13: 978-0785158103
Category: Comics
Subcategory: Graphic Novels
Author: Jefte Paolo,Francesco Francavilla,David Liss
Language: English
Publisher: Marvel (March 14, 2012)
Pages: 128 pages
ePUB size: 1376 kb
FB2 size: 1125 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 609
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All around, a pretty good collection. #519-520 wrap up loose ends from Urban Jungle, where the Black Panther takes over for Daredevil as guardian of Hells Kitchen (which by the way was great!). #521-523 is a pretty good story that ties into the 'Fear Itself' story, though you don't need to read 'Fear Itself' to understand what is going on here. It ends by introducing a potential new Black Panther villain. Issue #524 is a tie-in to the Spider Island crossover event which was an entertaining read but began rather abruptly.
All in all it was a fun read, the only issue I really had was the stories didn't mesh very well with each other.
Probably the worst handling of Panther in the history of Marvel. Gone are every element of the character you like, whether it be Wakanda, his crazy technology, or most glaringly, his intelligence, as he's here portrayed as an ineffectual poor man's Daredevil (literally; Luke Cage shows up multiple times to chastise him for not being as good as Daredevil) as he struggles to overcome a series of dull, poorly drawn cliches masquerading as antagonists.

It's almost like hiring a chubby white guy from Texas with no real background in comics to write a comic book about the super genius king of an African nation was a bad plan, or something.

It is probably possible to write a worse Black Panther book, but it would require deliberate effort, and would likely necessitate mining this one for inspiration.
In Fear Itself David Liss once again proves he should have never been a comic book writer. His first foray into the Black Panther collected in Man Without Fear was a total disaster, and he only does slightly better in this volume.

First, T’Challa is still hunting own a twisted scientist who works by day as an emergency room doctor, and in her free time conducts experiments on people and animals in the hospital basement. Yeah, totally believable villain there. She’s hired Kraven to take care of the Panther. Their fight is the one highlight of this collection.

Next, the Hate Monger returns when a disgruntled fired worker starts talking about him, which is enough to bring his spirit back from space. Yes, this is Liss at his best storytelling! That leads to a huge anti-immigrant/racist movement being formed, with an anti-foreigner cop becoming a racist version of the Panther. Could’ve done something here about xenophobia and American racism, but Liss wasn't up to the task.

Last the Panther becomes involved in the Spider Island series and grows 8 arms due to a scientist out to get Spider Man. Another waste of time.

If not for the short engagement with Kraven this would have been a total throw away. The art is actually pretty bad overall, which started when Liss was engaged in this project.
I've slowly become a big fan of Black Panther as I encounter him through the various crossover event tie-ins. His Civil War and Secret Invasion tie-ins were so good they convinced me to order the few solo collections that are still available. So, I expected this tie-in to be excellent, regardless of how well it worked within Fear Itself. Unfortunately, I was disappointed.

I'm a fan of T'Challa as Black Panther, not as a solo vigilante relocated to Hell's Kitchen to take over for Daredevil - which is what we have here. He doesn't have his vibranium tech, his Panther God-enhanced senses, or his authority as ruler of Wakanda. And what that leaves us with is a Batman wannabe. Further, this volume doesn't add anything to the Fear Itself crossover.

There are three short tales here. The first was actually entertaining because I didn't even realize he wasn't Black Panther anymore. Kraven, Spider-man's famed hunter foe, is after the same quarry as T'Challa, a young man named Brian. Kraven also wants to take down Panther. He must use all his considerable intelligence to overcome the hunter; with a little unwelcome, but necessary, help from his wife Storm. Their banter elevated a decent story into an entertaining one. The second tale was the worst. A self-entitled, lazy normal guy is possessed by the dead villain Hate Monger as part of the Fear Itself chaos. He proceeds to spew anti-immigrant hate speech through most of the "story." There are panels and panels of wordy hatefulness and no action until the very end when Panther stops him. Boring and unsatisfying. The last tale is part of the Spider Island arc that spanned a few series and consists of Panther chasing down a car. The driver just stole something from the Kingpin and Panther wants to know what. But, the story ends without a resolution as it is continued elsewhere. It's like reading the first chapter of a book that you don't own and don't know the title of.

Overall, this book was just not worth the purchase. The first story was okay, but I definitely expected more for the Black Panther.
The first volume of Black Panther's foray into Hell's Kitchen was an interesting but even intro. Here, in the second offering, writer David Liss confuses the heck out of me. The story is insane, but not in a good way. One moment T'Challa is yelling at Storm for saving his life and the next he's soliciting help from a powerless waitress. Head scratcher. The Fear Itself segment has good roots but again adds up to insanity. The American Panther is introduced in a way that makes little sense. The art is dark, which is good but the colors are too dark. Almost needed a flashlight to read. Overall, decent ideas that aren't executed well at all.