Black Panther (comics)

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Black Panther

Jungle Action #23 (Sept. 1976)
Cover art by John Byrne and Dan Adkins.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966)
Created by Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
In-story information
Alter ego T’Challa
Team affiliations Fantastic Four
Fantastic Force
Partnerships Storm
Notable aliases Luke Charles, Black Leopard, Mr. Okonkwo
Abilities Skilled hunter, tracker, strategist, politician, inventor, and scientist
Trained acrobat, gymnast and martial artist
Superhuman senses
Olympic-level strength, speed, agility, stamina and reflexes
Genius-level intellect
Wields vibranium uniform, boots, and equipment

The Black Panther (T’Challa) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and penciller and co-plotter Jack Kirby, he first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966). He is the first black superhero in mainstream American comics, debuting several years before such early African-American superheroes as Marvel Comics’ the Falcon and Luke Cage, and DC ComicsTyroc, Black Lightning, and Green Lantern John Stewart. The Black Panther was ranked the 79th greatest comic-book character by Wizard magazine. IGN ranked the character the 51st greatest comic-book hero.[1] Chadwick Boseman will play the Black Panther in several scheduled films as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe