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Black Panther

T'Challa is the Black Panther – a righteous king, noble Avenger, and fearsome warrior. Under his leadership, the African nation of Wakanda has flourished as one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. And though he’s a card-carrying member of the Avengers, his first loyalty lies with his people, and he will defend them to his last breath.

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A Nation Under Our Feet

in Black Panther (2016) #1

A new era for the Black Panther starts here! Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates and illustrated by living legend Brian Stelfreeze, “A Nation Under Our Feet” is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther’s struggle to do right by his people as their ruler.

Who Is Black Panther?

in Black Panther (2005) #1

Reginald Hudlin and John Romita Jr. join forces on this critically acclaimed series.

The Illuminati

in New Avengers (2013) #1

Black Panther stars in this series by Jonathan Hickman that sets the stage for Secret Wars. Extraterrestrials have invaded Wakanda and make open threats against humanity. T’Challa teams with Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Black Bolt, Mister Fantastic, Namor and Beast to prevent a universal incursion!

Marvel Knights

in Black Panther (1998) #1

Writer Christopher Priest and artist Mark Texeira headline this Black Panther series from the late 90s.

The Arrival

in Fantastic Four (1961) #52

T’Challa’s first appearance! The Fantastic Four head to Wakanda, the African nation where Black Panther is king.

The Avenger

in Avengers (1963) #52

Black Panther joins the Avengers after helping them in their fight against the Grim Reaper.

The Trio

in Fantastic Four (1961) #119

Black Panther teams up with Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm to take down Klaw!

Solo Adventures

in Black Panther (1977) #1

Black Panther stars in his very own series, written and drawn by Jack "The King" Kirby.

Two Panthers

in Black Panther (2008) #1

T'Challa is no longer the only Black Panther.

Panther Usurped

in Doomwar (2010) #1

Doctor Doom usurps the Panther’s throne, setting his sights on the nation of Wakanda.

The Future

in Black Panther 2099 (2004) #1

Doctor Doom of Latveria is determined to take Wakanda; an invasion is imminent. So, where is the Black Panther?