I mentioned in my previous reviews that Black Panther is one of my favorite Marvel characters, yet I am more interested in the supporting characters. When a series is starting a new arc, usually we get bogged down with a ton of info crammed in the first two issues. That does two things, it makes long time readers mad that they have to wait for the action to pick up and it bogs down the new readers with too much info too quickly.
I find it very interesting that we have a writer who never penned a comic book script in his life deliver on so many levels on his first book. Okay back to the issue, I've rambled enough...
A Nation Under Our Feet part 3 picks up with Tetu explaining that, "When he was tree". I read that a few times since it was 1:00 AM and my mind keeping reading it as "When I was three". Needless to say, I should not be reading books when I am tired, but I was eagerly anticipating this book more than any other Marvel title. In fact, I ordered the digital book because I did not want to wait for the comic shop to open. It continues as we get Tetu's inner dialog explaining what he has witnessed over his lifetime and we are put into his shoes to see just how certain events in the Marvel Universe actually affected him and the people of Wakanda. Coates did such a great job shedding some more light on him. He no longer comes off as a guy in the back with a staff just manipulating events.
We then get back to Black Panther and he is still grieving over the loss of his sister and doubting himself. This is where I feel that Coates is falling into the trap most writers fall into. That is making the hero doubt himself and then overcoming the self doubt to ____ (fill in the blank). It does not bother me since the rest of the series is moving at a great pace and it is really just a small complaint on my part.