Despite wrapping it up in a lot of mystical mumbo-jumbo, this issue achieved something pretty simple, which was restoring T’Challa to his rightful place as Black Panther, but doing so without getting rid of Shuri, because, jeez, if that had happened, the WiR brigade would have come out in force once again. T’Challa is now the ‘King Of The City Of The Dead’ or some nonsense, but basically he has his powers back, and then some, because now he has the knowledge of all the previous Black Panthers in his head. There’s also now some kind of supernatural connection between him and Reed Richards, which I’m sure we’ll get to see play out in approximately 3 years. I found it interesting how this issue teased the events of Avengers Vs X-Men, with some kind of reverse foreshadowing. We already know that Wakanda is getting flooded due to the Phoenix, but Hickman has tied it in with his ongoing story. Interesting indeed, although I’m sure someone out there is pissed that a crossover intruded even this little bit onto this title.