Black Panther Comic Books | Marvel Database | FANDOM powered by WikiaThe character first appeared in Fantastic Four no. Wakanda was depicted as a peculiar mix of futuristic technology and traditional life, a dichotomy produced by the presence in the country of Vibranium, a rare and nearly indestructible meteoric ore. The Black Panther joined the Avengers in , where he became a mainstay for the next several years. A short time later he was back to being the Black Panther again, and in he headlined his own book for the first time. For the duration of the tale, the strip featured an all-black cast, something that had never before been attempted in mainstream superhero comics, and the innovations continued in a later story, which saw the Panther take on the Ku Klux Klan. Poor sales prompted Marvel to cancel Jungle Action before the Klan story was finished, and it was replaced in with a new Black Panther title by Jack Kirby.
Black Panther (comics)
Debuting in early , the character was created by writer-artist Bill Everett for comic book packager Funnies Inc. Initially created for the unreleased comic Motion Picture Funnies Weekly , the character first appeared publicly in Marvel Comics 1 cover-dated Oct. The mutant son of a human sea captain and a princess of the mythical undersea kingdom of Atlantis , Namor possesses the super-strength and aquatic abilities of the Homo mermanus race, as well as the mutant ability of flight, along with other superhuman powers. Through the years, he has been portrayed as an antihero alternately from a good-natured but short-fused superhero or a hostile invader seeking vengeance for perceived wrongs that misguided surface-dwellers committed against his kingdom. The first known comic book antihero , the Sub-Mariner has remained a historically important and relatively popular Marvel character. He has served directly with the Avengers , the Fantastic Four , the Invaders , the Defenders , the X-Men and the Illuminati as well as serving as a foil to them on occasion.
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The series will hit comic book store shelves next spring. Though writing a comic book may seem out of step for a man best known for his critically acclaimed new book, Between the World and Me , an ardent letter to his son about race in America, Coates no doubt recognizes the cultural cache comic books now hold. Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic , an influencer on Twitter and a National Book Award nominee, but his new position at Marvel might just be his most powerful yet. The comics themselves command a wide audience, and—more importantly—they serve as source material for the hyper-successful Marvel blockbuster movies like The Avengers. A film based on the Black Panther comic books is planned for , and Chadwick Boseman will make his first appearance as the character in Captain America: Civil War next year. The writing usually lifts the weight. I expect to be doing the same thing for Marvel.
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