Jungle Action #11
Issue(s): Jungle Action #11
On the way in, T'Challa has another humorous encounter with Killmonger's hapless followers Kazibe and Tayete.
Despite native dress, the battle is fought with modern or even futuristic weapons.
Killmonger's lieutenants Baron Macabre, Malice, and the newly introduced Lord Karnaj defend the village...
...but Killmonger himself is not present.
Panther's assault was planned based on information that Taku got in conversations during his attempts at friendship with the captured Venomm, and Taku is conflicted about the fact that he used the information. He is also driven over the edge when a child is caught in the crossfire during the assualt.
W'Kabi's respect for the Panther is bolstered with this attack, and his lust for war is tempered by the change in Taku.
This issue also has the resolution to the murder mystery that Monica was framed for back in Jungle Action #9. It turns out that the hand-maiden Tanzika was responsible for Zatama's death.
A back-up feature for this issue shows how all the clues were laid out and it's clear that a lot of thought and planning was put into this.
Quality Rating: A-
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Implant? N
Reprinted In: N/A
Before writing for Marvel in 1973, Don McGregor put out some fanzines and wrote for Warren's Eerie, Creepy, and Vampirella b&w magazines. His stories were nearly all of the "relevant" type, extremely dialogue-heavy, and extremely violent.
Weirdly enough, the back-up feature was not reprinted in Essential Black Panther V.1, though a lot of unpublished extras were.
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