WHAT IS THE BUY PILE?
Every week Hannibal Tabu (winner of the 2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt/blogger/novelist/poet/jackass on Twitter/head honcho of Komplicated) grabs a whole lotta comics. These periodicals are quickly sorted (how) into two piles -- the "buy" pile (a small pile most weeks, comprised of planned purchases) and the "read" pile (often huge, often including comics that are really crappy but have some value to stay abreast of). Thursday afternoons you'll be able to get his thoughts (and they're just the opinions of one guy, so calm down, and here's some common definitions used in the column) about all of that ... which goes something like this ...
THE BUY PILE FOR MARCH 7, 2018
Rise Of The Black Panther #3 (Marvel Comics)
Jump from the Read Pile. The word you're looking for here -- and truthfully, in the cinematic version, especially as seen in Captan America: Civil War -- is "certainty." T'challa does not show doubt or hesitation, he acts unless speaking solely with his most trusted confidantes. Statesman, spy, scientist, hero, this issue shows the titular character play each role with certainty and deftness and it's very enjoying to read. If Evan Narcisse keeps writing this way, he should be able to write Black Panther comics as long as he wants, and the visuals from Paul Renaud, Stephane Paitreau and Joe Sabino gave the work the urgency and fun of McGregor while capturing the coolness of Hudlin's run. This is very, very good.
WHAT'S THE PROGNOSIS?
Almost as fun as watching M'Baku Challenge videos!