Black Panther, Vol. 1 No. 4


Black Panther is a superhero created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, who first introduced the character in Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four #52 (1966.) Black Panther, the alter ego of T’Challa, genius ruler of the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda, is considered the first black superhero to be featured in mainstream American comics.

In 1968, Black Panther was added to the roster of Marvel Comics’ super-group, The Avengers, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. After headlining stories in Jungle Action the character was given his own ongoing series in 1977. This issue from that run features a story scripted and penciled by Jack Kirby.

Black Panther remains a mainstay of Marvel Comics, appearing in comics as well as in various media properties. In film, the character has been featured within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including 2018’s Black Panther.

Date Made: 1977

Associated Name: Black PantherMaker: Marvel Comics

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Comics

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2018.0171.07Accession Number: 2018.0171Catalog Number: 2018.0171.07

Object Name: comic book

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 26.035 cm x 16.51 cm


Record Id: nmah_1894264

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