Black Panther is a fictional character and superhero who appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer and editor Stan Lee and writer and artist Jack Kirby, first appearing in Fantastic Four in the Silver Age of comics.
Black Panther’s real name is T’Challa, and he is depicted as the king and protector of the fictional African nation of Wakanda. In addition to possessing enhanced abilities achieved through the ancient Wakanda rituals of drinking the essence of the heart-shaped herb, T’Challa also relies on his competence in science, rigorous physical training, hand-to-hand combat skills, and access to wealth and advanced knowledge. Wakandana technology to combat his enemies.
Black Panther is the first superhero of African descent in mainstream American comics, having debuted years before the first black superheroes such as The Falcon (1969) from Marvel Comics, Luke Cage (1972) and Blade (1973) or John Stewart from DC Comics. in the role of Green Lantern (1971). In a comic book story, the Black Panther mantle is run by Kasper Cole, a multiracial New York City police officer.
Starting out as a copycat, Cole would later take the nickname White Tiger and become an ally of T’Challa. The role of Black Panther and the leadership of Wakanda was also given to T’Challa’s sister, Shuri, while she was in a coma for a short time.
Black Panther has made numerous appearances on various television shows, animated films, and video games.
Chadwick Boseman played the character in Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films: Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).