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January 23, 2021

Marvel's Black Panther: Sins of the King by Ira Madison III et al ~ a Review

by MK French


T’Challa strives to be a good and worthy King of Wakanda, as well as a global citizen, Avenger, and brother. He does his best to do this in spite of traditionalists pushing back at home, and his instincts are put to the test when the undead rise and overtake Wakanda. He then relies on his late father for help in restoring the country.

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Black Panther
January 2021; Serial Box; audio, ebook; fantasy
If you thought this was a comic book, nope. This is a full-fledged novel, and it’s a fascinating look inside T’Challa’s head. He struggles so hard to be a good man, a good king, and do the right thing by the neighboring country his father had shunned a generation ago. But his father is now back from the dead, Misty Knight is present as an investigator, and someone seems dead set on destroying the budding alliance between Wakanda and Rudyarda. When this is revealed, I was at once surprised and not surprised. This Big Bad pops up a lot in the Marvel Universe and often works toward global domination, which Wakanda is standing in the way of.

T'Challa relies on his family and friends and understanding others' motivations and the history behind it is critical for his successes. Even in the midst of apparent defeat, when it seems like he's at the lowest he could possibly be, he thinks critically and continues to take a proactive approach. Despairing moments make him think, and that's truly his superpower, not the benefits of the heart-shaped herb that confers the powers of the Black Panther. I really like that about him, as well as the conflicted drive to do right by everyone. It's a difficult path to walk, but he makes it work, and this is such a good message for everyone at this time.


Born and raised in New York City, M.K. French started writing stories when very young, dreaming of different worlds and places to visit. She always had an interest in folklore, fairy tales, and the macabre, which has definitely influenced her work. She currently lives in the Midwest with her husband, three young children, and a golden retriever. 

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