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The man who would later be known as Erik Killmonger was born N’Jadaka in the hyper-advanced nation of Wakanda. Exiled from his birthplace due to his family’s ties with the invader Klaw, N’Jadaka blamed King T’Chaka for the misery his family endured. Taking the name Killmonger, he trained to be the perfect vessel of revenge against Black Panther.



in Killmonger (2018) #1

The Rise of Killmonger

in Rise of the Black Panther (2018) #5

Black Panther's defining origin by writer Evan Narcisse. Loyalty. Patriotism. Sacrifice. Bound by love of his country, Killmonger moves to make the world fear the newly revealed nation of Wakanda. T'Challa faces the darkest moment yet of his young kinghood. Read through issue #6.

King Killmonger

in Black Panther (2018) #6

Panther's Rage

in Jungle Action (1972) #6

in Iron Man Annual (1976) #5

Coronation by Combat

in Black Panther (1998) #16

Black Panther, White Tiger

in Black Panther (1998) #60

Princess in another Castle

in Black Panther (2005) #35