Today, there’s a new Star Wars comic. A new Walking Dead comic. Some may be forgiven for ignoring today’s copy of The Avengers.
So here is a spoiler-filled heads up. Not complete spoilers, but enough to make the pont and to make spoiler-phobic folk start screaming. Hence this spoiler warning.
That’s the one. Okay, where were we? Well, the cover is the first to feature the new Secret Wars logo, and it’s there for a reason. During this comic, an act of war is committed which could well be enough to start a Secret War…
But we’re not talking about that.
There’s another act of war which takes place on a far more personal level. The book opens, thusly.
Chekov’s Law states that a gun shown in the first act of a play must be used in the third. And so it is with a knide, handed down by royal decree to the current Black Pather as King of Wakanda.
That’s the Wakanda that Namor flooded, and which vengeance has been demanded by Panther’s ethereal ancestors.
And so the law, bit royal and dramatic, is carried out.
Set up, planned, pre-meditated and carried out in the coldest of blood.
And just to make sure.
Today, the Black Panther murders Namor, The Sub Mariner.
No wonder only one of them is getting a film.