SPOILER WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1 by Jim Zub and Lan Medina. It is on sale now.
Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1 has launched a new superhero team made up of a motley of Marvel crew. Writer Jim Zub surely loves picking through dropped characters and storylines to blow new life into them. This seems to apply to both heroes and villains. As such with this the series he is bringing the first main villain story with The Sentry.
What Do Black Panther And The Agents Encounter?
Black Panther gets alerted to an energy spike in a small Oklahoma town. So he gathers his hodgepodge team and goes to investigate. There he finds the community beset by demons. Battling them is an effort in itself but the issue ends with the reveal that The sentry is at the center of the crisis. So it becomes clear that the fight is going to get a lot tougher from now on. Sentry levitates at the center of town and his formerly gold costume looks more menacing than ever.
Who Is Sentry?
Robert Reynolds was introduced in The Sentry #1 in 2000. He was originally promoted by Marvel as a newly “re-discovered” creation from earlier in the publisher’s history. Tying in the character’s real world conception along with its in-universe explanation, Sentry was one of the world’s greatest heroes. But his memory and history was lost in the shuffle of reality.
But The Sentry had a darker side as well. In the ensuing years, Sentry’s mental stabiity proved to be a source of conflict. He struggled against an alternate personality called The Void who threatened to destroy the world. Eventually The Void won but in the 2010 event called Seige, Thor killed him and cremated his body in the sun.
In the years, Sentry has struggled with his Void personality but ultimately both sides of him have merged. This made the character retreat into the depths of space. But now he is back again and troubling small town Oklahoma. He seems to have succumbed again to become The Void. But the Agents of Wakanda lack the raw power necessary to deal with him. So it’s difficult to predict what will happen next.
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