T’Challa joins the Illuminati in an attempt to protect the multiverse!

For 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. As we count down to a vision of T’Challa on the big screen coming soon, take a look back at five decades’ worth of comic book adventures…

After attending a party to welcome Janet Van Dyne back from exile in the Microverse in AVENGERS #34, The Black Panther discovered something incredible in NEW AVENGERS #1: the incursion of an entire universe upon his own, and a woman named Black Swan who seemed to be facilitating the event.

In NEW AVENGERS #2, T’Challa played host to members of the so-called “Illuminati,” high-profile heroes self-tasked to protect their world. He relayed his findings of the incursions to them, and they in turn suggested gathering the Infinity Stones to stop their progress. Despite his desire to kill Namor, a member of the Illuminati and responsible for past destruction in Wakanda, the Panther joined with his fellows to hunt for the Stones in NEW AVENGERS #3. Once assembled into the Infinity Gauntlet, Captain America used them to halt an incursion, and in doing so, shattered the Stones.

T’Challa and the others decided to seek more Infinity Stones in alternate universes in NEW AVENGERS #4, but ran afoul of a variant Galactus and his herald, Terrax. The Black Panther disagreed mightily with his companions in NEW AVENGERS #5 over their willingness to work with Black Swan, a decision that led them to Latveria to stop another incursion.

New Avengers (2013) #1

New Avengers (2013) #1

  • Published: January 02, 2013
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: July 08, 2013
  • Rating: Rated T+
  • Writer: Jonathan Hickman
  • Cover Artist: Jock
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Strange blue skies met the Illuminati in NEW AVENGERS #6, and T’Challa mourned the loss of the man he used to be as he himself pulled the trigger on the death of another universe. Back in Wakanda, Namor asked for peace between his Atlantis and the African nation in NEW AVENGERS #7, and T’Challa sought advice from his friend Reed Richards before his sister Shuri officially refused Namor’s entreaty and declared war.

In NEW AVENGERS #8, Wakanda attacked Atlantis, a preamble to the mad space tyrant Thanos’ invasion of Earth to find his lost son. While the main team of Avengers made plans to travel into outer space to stop an alien invasion in INFINITY #1, Black Panther helped his people fight off the Black Order’s invasion of his beloved country in NEW AVENGERS #9.

The Inhumans’ king, Black Bolt, summoned the Panther and the Illuminati to Attilan in INFINITY #2 to inform them of Thanos’ purpose on Earth. The heroes left to seek that individual in NEW AVENGERS #10, which put T’Challa on his trail at the Caalsberg Ridge. The quest continued in INFINITY #3, while Black Bolt tried to stop Thanos by himself.

The Black Order returned to Wakanda in NEW AVENGERS #11, while the Illuminati met the Builders, an ancient race of aliens with designs on Earth. The Black Panther witnessed Wakanda in flames in INFINITY #5, a result of the Black Order’s attack, and joined with the Illuminati to defend Necropolis and its cache of incursion-stopping bombs from Thanos’ lust for power.

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T’Challa goes to war with The Kingpin and helps the Avengers battle the X-Men!

For 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. As we count down to a vision of T’Challa on the big screen coming soon, take a look back at five decades’ worth of comic book adventures…

While watching over Hell’s Kitchen for an absent Daredevil in AVENGERS #19, T’Challa heard an invitation from Captain America to rejoin the Avengers. The Panther turned him down, but suggested his queen, the X-Men’s Storm, in his stead.

In BLACK PANTHER: THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE #525, the Panther tried to protect a Wakandan bank worker from a Hand assassination attempt, and later discovered that The Kingpin stood behind the attack. Kingpin sent Typhoid Mary and Lady Bullseye to knock off T’Challa in BLACK PANTHER: THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE #526, so the Panther brought Luke Cage and The Falcon in to help in BLACK PANTHER: THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE #527.

Angered over the Black Panther’s interference, Kingpin sent the Hand on a direct assault on Wakanda in BLACK PANTHER: THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE #528, while back in America, T’Challa brought about his endgame against the crime boss in BLACK PANTHER: THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE #529, and later told Daredevil that he’d be returning to his homeland.

Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive  (2010) #525

Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive (2010) #525

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Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Woman traveled to the African nation at the invite of The Black Panther in FANTASTIC FOUR #607. There, T’Challa enlisted Reed to help him on a quest to restore his powers through the Panther God in FANTASTIC FOUR #608.

Alongside the Avengers, the Panther learned of the imminent approach of the destructive Phoenix Force in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #1. Heading to the X-Men’s compound on the island of Utopia in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #2, T’Challa entered into combat with the mutants when they refused to release Hope Summers, the young girl targeted by the Phoenix, into Avengers custody. Hope disappeared on her own in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #3, prompting the Panther to return to Wakanda in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #4 to try and figure out where she might be hiding.

Storm approached her husband in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN: VERSUS #5, but the meeting devolved into a battle between the two. When the Phoenix inhabited five of the mutants and they in turn started to remake the world in their image in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #6, the Panther headed to Utopia again to stop them, but failed. When Red Hulk left the Avengers to assassinate Cyclops in AVENGERS #28, Emma Frost blasted him back to Wakanda.

Avengers Vs. X-Men: Versus (2011) #5

Avengers Vs. X-Men: Versus (2011) #5

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The Panther and Iron Man worked together to discover a way to halt the Phoenix Five’s progress in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #7, but Namor brought a massive tidal wave to destroy Wakanda out of rage for previous slights. T’Challa and the Avengers decided a telepath might help them in AVENGERS #29, but their attentions swung to fighting the Sub-Mariner in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #8. In AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #9, the Panther informed Storm that their marriage no longer existed while he prepared to head off on an Avengers mission to rescue their comrades trapped in a volcano by the Phoenix Five.

Ultimately, after failing to stall Cyclops in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #11, The Black Panther and the Avengers helped drive the Phoenix Force away in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #12, but not before T’Challa, Iron Man, and Beast fought their opposite scientific numbers among the mutants in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN: VERSUS #6.

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The King of Wakanda becomes the protector of Hell’s Kitchen!

For 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. As we count down to a vision of T’Challa on the big screen coming soon, take a look back at five decades’ worth of comic book adventures…

In the wake of the Shadowland event, Daredevil asked The Black Panther to watch over the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York while he got his head together in BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #513. T’Challa took on a new identity, complete with a day job at a diner, and threw himself into investigating a Romanian criminal gang and its leader, Vlad the Impaler.

While searching for Vlad in BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #514, the Panther ran across Luke Cage and pumped him for information, while elsewhere his prey set a trap for him. This led to a rooftop fight between T’Challa and the crime boss in BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #515.

The Panther received some unwanted help in the form of Spider-Man in BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #516, while a gang war broke out on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen. Luke Cage picked a fight with T’Challa in BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #517, and Vlad sought revenge for the death of his wife, believing the Panther to be responsible, missing the true culprit: a serial killer targeting child abusers. The final battle between Black Panther and the crime lord occurred in BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #518.

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear (2010) #513

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear (2010) #513

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Spider-Man’s longtime foe, Kraven the Hunter, began a hunt for the Panther in BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #519, but T’Challa saw Storm clouds roll in to Manhattan when his queen arrived from Wakanda in BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #520.

A revived Hate Monger targeted a New York cop turned bigoted vigilante in BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #521 to twist him further. The American Panther clashed with The Black Panther in BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #522, but even after T’Challa broke the villain’s control over his opponent in BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #523, his patriotic counterpart still spewed intolerance and anger.

Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive  (2010) #523.1

Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive (2010) #523.1

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In BLACK PANTHER: THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE #523.1, the Panther looked into the murders of people he’d helped in the past, and in BLACK PANTHER: THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE #524, he rescued an eight-year-old girl from a crook who’d kidnapped her from The Kingpin—all part of a plot to attack Wakanda.

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Doctor Doom declares Doomwar on T’Challa, Shuri, and Storm!

For 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. As we count down to a vision of T’Challa on the big screen coming soon, take a look back at five decades’ worth of comic book adventures…

As the new Black Panther, T’Challa’s sister Shuri, drew ever closer to war with Atlantis in BLACK PANTHER #10; meanwhile, her brother sought to regain his strength and power after a brush with the afterlife. In BLACK PANTHER #11, Shuri, wearing vibranium-laced armor, clashed with Namor the Sub-Mariner while Doctor Doom tested the resolve of both T’Challa and his queen, Storm of the X-Men.

In an effort to draw out the identity of their attacker, T’Challa and Storm allowed the Wakandan government to fall to the Desturi in BLACK PANTHER #12. Elsewhere, Shuri and allies approached a mysterious island where they found a pack of super villains lying in wait for them, all part of Doom’s gambit.

Black Panther (2008) #10

Black Panther (2008) #10

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T’Challa and Shuri ultimately abandoned their native country to Doom’s minions the Desturi in DOOMWAR #1 and sought the X-Men for aid in their plight. Doctor Doom moved in to attempt to broach the vault holding Wakanda’s vibranium stores, but encountered a set-back when Shuri returned to the throne room and killed the leader of the Desturi.

With the X-Men’s help, T’Challa and Shuri continued their Wakanda assault on Doom in DOOMWAR #2. The villain himself found it impossible to crack the code on the vibranium vault, and threatened the captured Storm’s life if T’Challa would not deliver access to it. With the king choosing his queen over his country’s precious resource, Doom made off with the vibranium in DOOMWAR #3. Later, the heroes fended off an attack by robotic panthers augmented by the wondrous metal.

Doomwar (2010) #1

Doomwar (2010) #1

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Shuri, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four began a global campaign to track down and destroy all of Doctor Doom’s new vibranium Doombots in DOOMWAR #4, while T’Challa hired the mercenary Deadpool to track down the master manipulator himself in Latveria. Shuri and her companions hacked into Doom’s funds to distribute them to charities in DOOMWAR #5, and T’Challa helped Deadpool pinpoint the Doctor’s exact location.

The Wakandan heroes and their allies confronted Doom in his castle in Latveria in DOOMWAR #6, but discovered he’d connected himself through science and magic with all vibranium on Earth. T’Challa battled the villain one-on-one, and in a heroic yet tragic move, he chose to destroy all the Wakandan metal on the planet to deny Doom his victory.

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Storm goes solo and Shuri takes on the mantel as Morlun come calling!

For 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. As we count down to a vision of T’Challa on the big screen coming soon, take a look back at five decades’ worth of comic book adventures…

Storm returned to Wakanda to help a young mutant named Nezhno in X-MEN: WORLDS APART #1, but found herself attacked by her husband The Black Panther. After T’Challa then publicly disowned her, she discovered his possession at the hands of her foe The Shadow King. She fled into the jungle with Nezhno in X-MEN: WORLDS APART #2 with the Panther hot on her trail.

Turning to fight her subjugated husband in X-MEN: WORLDS APART #3, Storm contacted the Panther God after defeating T’Challa and made a pact with the deity. In X-MEN: WORLDS APART #4 she beat The Shadow King, freed T’Challa, and saw herself accepted as Wakanda’s queen throughout the nation.

The Panther attended the funeral of Sue Storm’s future self in FANTASTIC FOUR #562, and then joined with the Avengers to check in on a newly de-Hulked Bruce Banner in INCREDIBLE HULK #601.

Black Panther (2008) #1

Black Panther (2008) #1

  • Published: February 04, 2009
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: September 29, 2009
  • Rating: T
  • Writer: Reginald Hudlin
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In BLACK PANTHER #1, T’Challa’s jet crashed in Wakanda, sending him into a deep coma. Wakandans turned to his sister Shuri to perhaps become the new Black Panther in his stead in BLACK PANTHER #2, and T’Challa’s mother conferred with Storm on a plan to save her son. In BLACK PANTHER #3, Storm prepared for a special mystical rite to enter the netherworld, while Shuri sought the Panther God for the transference of power. Elsewhere, the villainous Morlun rose from the dead to rampage anew.

Near death, T’Challa saw and spoke with his departed father in BLACK PANTHER #4, but the Panther God rejected Shuri for the role of Wakanda’s official savior. With Morlun swiftly approaching the capital city in BLACK PANTHER #5, Shuri defied the deity and donned the mantel of the Panther as Storm readied herself to take her husband’s place in the afterlife and allow him to return to the land of the living.

Ultimately, a Wakandan mystic managed to trade Morlun’s soul for T’Challa’s and Storm’s souls after Shuri battled and failed to stop the menace in BLACK PANTHER #6. Because of T’Challa’s necessary convalescence after his ordeal, Shuri became the true Black Panther in BLACK PANTHER #7 and fought mercenaries while on a trip to the United States.

The new Panther tracked down a Wakandan agent in BLACK PANTHER #8, and back in her home country, T’Challa underwent a strength-renewing ritual which revealed to him their true foe: Doctor Doom.

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One of T’Challa’s greatest foes returns, plus Skrulls and more Skrulls!

For 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. As we count down to a vision of T’Challa on the big screen coming soon, take a look back at five decades’ worth of comic book adventures…

Captured on a planet populated by Skrulls posing as 1930’s Earth gangsters in BLACK PANTHER #32, T’Challa, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm placed their hopes in Storm to rescue them. She discovered in BLACK PANTHER #33 that one-half of that world featured shapeshifters obsessed with Earth’s 1960’s civil rights movement, and returned to rescue the Panther and his allies in BLACK PANTHER #34.

Upon returning to Earth, Black Panther witnessed the final defeat of The Hulk by the Sentry and Tony Stark in WORLD WAR HULK #5, and found his sister Shuri and friend Monica Rambeau kidnapped by Erik Killmonger in BLACK PANTHER #35. The king of Wakanda made plans to invade neighboring Niganda to rescue the women in BLACK PANTHER #36.

Black Panther (2005) #32

Black Panther (2005) #32

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Once in Niganda, T’Challa entered into mortal combat with Killmonger in BLACK PANTHER #37, while his Wakandan forces moved to rescue Shuri and Monica. Upon spotting the Panther felled by his foe and about to be executed in BLACK PANTHER #38, Rambeau used her energy powers to zap Killmonger dead.

During Secret Invasion, the shape-shifting Skrulls invaded Wakanda to seize its precious vibranium stores in BLACK PANTHER #39, but T’Challa rooted out all spies in his midst before being confronted with the awesome Super-Skrull.

Black Panther (2005) #39

Black Panther (2005) #39

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The Panther fought and defeated The Super-Skrull in BLACK PANTHER #40, though he found himself faced with two more soon after. A traitor close to him spoiled the moment, leading to T’Challa’s capture by the invaders. He managed a clever turnaround of the situation in BLACK PANTHER #41, allowing him and his people victory over their alien opponents.

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King T’Challa of Wakanda shows off his incomparable skills!

Celebrate Black History Month by delving into the first appearances of Marvel’s most prominent African and African-American characters on Marvel Unlimited!

When it comes to prominent Marvel characters to spotlight during Black History Month, King T’Challa of Wakanda jumps to the very top of the list. In addition to being one of the most famous African characters, he also holds the record as the first major black super hero from a mainstream comic company.

Created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in 1966’s FANTASTIC FOUR #52, The Black Panther showed his impressive skills right off the bat by sending a high-tech, Vibranium-powered sky-ship to pick up the FF for their first trip to Wakanda. Before long we got our first look at the great African nation where some tribal traditions carry over into modern times in the most technologically advanced society on the planet.

Upon arriving, the Fantastic Four plus Johnny Storm’s college roommate Wyatt Wingfoot landed and immediately found themselves thrown into a battle with The Black Panther, who quickly bested all except for the unexpected Mr. Wingfoot. Between his peoples’ weapons and his own skills, Black Panther nearly took out Marvel’s first family, but Wingfoot acted as a wild card, throwing a wrench in the plans and ending the hunt.

Fantastic Four (1961) #52

Fantastic Four (1961) #52

  • Published: July 10, 1966
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Penciller: Jack Kirby
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
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In the following issue, T’Challa explained Wakandan tradition, including the role Vibranium plays in their society and the passing of the Black Panther mantel. The history lesson came to a halting stop when Klaw attacked. While the FF took on his sinister sound-created constructs, the Panther faced the villain on his own and walked away the victor.

After the battle, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and The Thing encouraged T’Challa to keep at the hero game. He pledged to use his resources to defend all of humanity, a vow we’ve seen followed in the ensuing 51 years. Black Panther eventually teamed up with Captain America which led directly to him joining the Avengers, which prompted him to take on the identity of a teacher named Luke Charles to experience black life in America.

Not content to only play a part on a team, T’Challa has also anchored ongoing series written and drawn by the likes of Jack Kirby, Christopher Priest, Reginald Hudlin, John Romita Jr., Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze, Chris Sprouse, and many other top-notch talents. Each and every one of those comics shows the complexity of this hero who constantly struggles with his responsibilities to his kingdom and the world at large. They say that heavy is the head that wears the crown, but that’s got nothing on the Panther mask!

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Though T’Challa remains the Black Panther we’ve seen the most throughout the years, other Wakandan warriors have donned the mask as well. During World War II, Captain America went toe to toe with T’Challa’s grandfather Azzari. He passed the mantle on to T’Challa’s father T’Chaka, but he died at the hands of Klaw. After his death, T’Chaka’s brother S’Yan took over, but lost the honor in ritual battle with T’Challa. Later on, a New York City cop named Kasper Cole used a discarded costume to become the Panther himself. T’Challa didn’t take kindly to the play, but did train Cole as White Tiger. A few years later, T’Challa fell in battle to Doctor Doom leaving his sister Shuri to take over. After healing up, T’Challa returned to the duties at the same time as Shuri who eventually died defending Wakanda right before Secret Wars. Now she’s back as something new in the pages of BLACK PANTHER!

Tomorrow we honor Ororo Munroe, the wildly powerful and incredibly skilled leader of many an X-Men team more widely known as Storm.

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T’Challa and Storm navigate their way through Civil War and join the Fantastic Four!

For 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. As we count down to a vision of T’Challa on the big screen coming soon, take a look back at five decades’ worth of comic book adventures…

Set up by Tony Stark, T’Challa and Storm found themselves waylaid by Iron Man and the Sentinel Squad in BLACK PANTHER #22. When our heroes refused to leave the U.S. until the Civil War between Stark and Captain America ended, the situation worsened.

Smarting from a vicious media spin on him and an attack by Black Widow in BLACK PANTHER #23, the Panther sought out Cap for answers while Storm contacted Reed Richards in BLACK PANTHER #24. When the final battle between Iron Man and Cap’s forces occurred in BLACK PANTHER #25, T’Challa and Storm fought at the resistance movement’s side until Steve Rogers surrendered in CIVIL WAR #7.

With the Wakandan Embassy destroyed, Reed invited the Panther and Storm to live at the Baxter Building in BLACK PANTHER #26, and in FANTASTIC FOUR #543, he introduced them to The Thing and The Human Torch as the newest members of the team.

Barely unpacked, T’Challa and Storm flew off with Ben and Johnny in FANTASTIC FOUR #544 to investigate the desecrated grave of the fallen hero Gravity, and their path took them to Epoch, the offspring of Ego the Living Planet. In outer space, the team battled the Silver Surfer while Epoch resurrected Gravity in FANTASTIC FOUR #545. Afterward, T’Challa helped to convince Galactus not to destroy Epoch in FANTASTIC FOUR #546.

Black Panther (2005) #26

Black Panther (2005) #26

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The Panther and Storm returned to Earth with Ben and Johnny in BLACK PANTHER #27 to find a Negative Zone monster running around the Fantastic Four’s headquarters. When T’Challa activated the Solomon Frogs to transport it away, the entire team ended up on an alien world controlled by the Skrulls. The aliens attacked them in BLACK PANTHER #28, but the battle ceased when a horde of cosmic-powered zombies arrived on the planet.

The Fantastic Four learned that they’d landed in an alternate reality in BLACK PANTHER #29, but that knowledge provided little help in holding off the zombies. With no recourse, they teleported off the world in BLACK PANTHER #30 just as the flesh-eating monsters began to devour everything.

Reed Richards returned to the Baxter Building in FANTASTIC FOUR #547 to inform the Panther and the others about a missing Invisible Woman. It all ended up in a huge skirmish against the Frightful Four in FANTASTIC FOUR #548, and a new confrontation between The Black Panther and his old foe Klaw.

After the heroes triumphed over the villains in FANTASTIC FOUR #549, Reed discovered a rift in space-time that threatened the universe itself. He gathered up Gravity and The Silver Surfer to aid the team in FANTASTIC FOUR #550, and together with T’Challa and Storm they saved Eternity from dying and in turn, rescued the entire universe.

Taking a breather, The Black Panther held off a psychic onslaught from the Psycho-Man in BLACK PANTHER #31, right before being whisked away with Thing and the Torch to another alternate reality, one with Skrulls posing as Earth gangsters.

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The king of Wakanda finds his queen as Civil War rages and more!

For 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. As we count down to a vision of T’Challa on the big screen coming soon, take a look back at five decades’ worth of comic book adventures…

The Black Panther went on the prowl for a wife in New York in BLACK PANTHER #10, but after Monica Lynne turned him down he approached Luke Cage with a job offer. Then, in BLACK PANTHER #11, the criminal overlord called Han sent the Hand against the Panther and Cage when T’Challa refused to wed the villain’s daughter.

Later, the two heroes flew down to New Orleans in BLACK PANTHER #12 to help in the aftermath of a hurricane, but ran afoul of vampires. With the help of Blade and Brother Voodoo, they staked their claim to victory over the bloodsuckers in BLACK PANTHER #13.

After returning Cage to New York in BLACK PANTHER #14, T’Challa jetted back to Wakanda and proposed marriage to Storm of the X-Men, whom he’d loved for many years. She accepted his proposal in BLACK PANTHER #15 and together the happy couple announced their engagement publicly in BLACK PANTHER #16 and began to issue invitations to the impending nuptials.

Black Panther (2005) #10

Black Panther (2005) #10

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Following a bachelor party thrown by Luke Cage and Wolverine in BLACK PANTHER #17, T’Challa and Storm made their vows to each other in BLACK PANTHER #18. Reed Richards approached the Panther in CIVIL WAR #3 to issue a request from the U.S. government for aid in tracking down rogue super heroes, but the king of Wakanda refused, saying his nation must remain neutral.

The newly wed Panther and his bride traveled to Latveria in BLACK PANTHER #19, but declined Doctor Doom’s suggestion that their two countries form an alliance. Afterward, T’Challa and Storm landed on the Moon to confer with the Inhumans in BLACK PANTHER #20, and with Namor the Sub-Mariner in Atlantis in BLACK PANTHER #21.

When he could no longer avoid the repercussions of the struggle between Iron Man and Captain America, Black Panther joined Cap’s underground resistance fighters to storm Stark’s secret prison in CIVIL WAR #6.

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The Black Panther reaches out for help understanding the rogue Dora Milaje!

The following is a summary the two subjects, Ayo and Aneka, and their initial psychological battery for inclusion in the Dora Milaje, yearly check-ups, evaluation to stand trial, and other assorted encounters between them and our offices.

This information is being provided under protest. Despite the court order, this office believes that this data should be protected and that their initial releases no longer stand up under scrutiny given changes in their status with the government. However, given the Wakandan court ruling, we recognize we have no legal right to withhold.

The subjects, Ayo and Aneka, were ideal Dora Milaje candidates. They presented as physically healthy and in above average shape. Additionally, on intelligence testing, they demonstrated excellent recall, a strong knowledge background, and a propensity for problem solving even under pressure and time constraints.

In training, they largely adapted to situations with little to no difficulty. Neither ever was reported for errors in judgment, for exhibiting signs of distress, or for insubordination.

In reviews, both seemed dedicated to Wakanda and the ideals of their country as they saw them. They felt, as most do, that serving King T’Challa and the royal family as Dora Milaje was a tremendous honor.

Throughout their service, both did demonstrate a strong desire to help those disempowered and to represent equality for all people in the nation. They saw this as part of their job and as in keeping with traditions and beliefs of Wakanda.

In summary, prior to the occurrence of Aneka’s “crime,” both individuals were very committed to their roles and very psychologically healthy.

After the trial and death sentence, however, both experienced a tremendous sense of disillusionment. Both felt betrayed by the institution they belonged to and the country they fought for. They saw themselves as being “right” regarding what were the values of the country and that it was the leadership that had become wrong.

They are not, however, mentally ill. Their reaction, while arguably extreme, has not abandoned logic and does not seem to suggest the subjects can no longer understand the difference between right and wrong. They have become radicalized, it is true, but these reactions are not a sign of a disconnect from reality. The only arguable diagnosis this writer can put forward is Acute Stress Disorder in reaction to the trauma of their way of life, their belief in a system, being dashed.

This writer would refer the crown to Doctors Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, and Alitha Martinez for further information as they have had far more session time with Ayo and Aneka and our experts on the history, values, and day to day life of the Dora Milaje. Their latest volume on the subject, BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #4, will be available for scholarly review on February 15.

Psy D. Candidate Tim Stevens is an Outpatient Therapist who has quelled a rebellion or two in his time. But that’s classified.

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