BLACK PANTHER AND THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA #8, available in stores on Wednesday, July 8th, is the conclusion to Jim Zub, Lan Medina, Craig Yeung, Marcio Menyz, and VC’s Joe Sabino’s Legion of Foom story arc. The dragon trio continue their assault on Avengers Mountain. But who is this “traitor” they speak of? Can our heroes prevent the destruction of their base?
To the immense surprise of Broo, the dragon Fin Fang Foom is revealed to be hiding out in Avengers Mountain. While the rest of the Agents figure out a way to stop the three dragons’ rampage, our favorite scientist decides take a more psychological approach. That is, he probes the depths of Foom’s heart and mind.
Readers then receive a telling of Foom’s past unlike ever before. We learn about his origins on a distance planet and subsequent descent into despair. While seeking inner peace through self-analysis, the dragon inadvertently purged the rage, guilt, and selfishness from himself (which soon turned into the physical dragons assaulting the mountain). But rather than feeling empty, Foom tells Broo he’s never felt more alive.
Zub’s writing is simultaneously fast-paced, action-packed, and heartfelt. Rather than relying on the punch and smash style our Marvel heroes are known for, the character of Broo shows threats can be alleviated in more peaceful ways.
Medina’s penciling, Yeung’s ink work, Menyz’s coloring, and Sabino’s lettering contributions were a thrill to behold. The dragons are highly detailed, showcasing glistening scales and flames full of vibrant warm colors. In addition, the lettering helps show Broo and Fin Fang Foom’s emotional exchange by using large fonts when needed.
BLACK PANTHER AND THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA #8’s unexpected ending made for the perfect conclusion to this arc. We’re excited to see what adventures–or misadventures–our Agents will get into next.
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