The Black Panther


Have you ever heard about the first Black superhero? If you are an avid Marvel comic’s reader, you’ll probably know who he is… Let me introduce the Black Panther so listen up!

According to the Wikipedia, The Black Panther (T’Challa) is a story bound character in the Marvel Comics universe who is the very first modern Black superhero. It was created by the legendary writer-editor Stan Lee and penciller-co-plotter Jack Kirby. The Black Panther first appeared in Fantastic Four vol. 1, #52 (July 1966). Even though there have been several men who have worn the Black Panther identity throughout the narration of the Marvel Universe, this piece refers exclusively to the modern-day Black Panther, also known by his birth name, T’Challa.

The Black Panther is the traditional title given to the chief of the Panther Tribe of the African nation of Wakanda. In addition to ruling the country, he is also chief of its different tribes. The Panther uniform is a symbol of workplace and is used even during political missions.

The Black Panther is permitted to the use of a heart-shaped herb that endows the person who devours it superior strength, agility, and sensitivity. The present-day bearer of the Black Panther mantle is T’Challa, who has had a lengthy career as a superhero, including a longstanding membership in The Avengers. For a brief time upon joining the superhero team the Avengers,[1] the Black Panther wore a cowled half-mask, similar to that of Batman. In stories printed in the 2000s, it was revealed that the Panther formerly joined the Avengers with the purpose of spying on them. This drove a temporary block between T’Challa and his teammates.


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