black-panther

Comics: Smash That Stereotype

In 1966, Marvel Comics debuted Black Panther, whose alter ego was an African king named T’Challa. He was the first black character in mainstream American comics who had superpowers. He appeared in the Fantastic Four series and later with The Avengers. In a series starring Black Panther called Jungle Action, one story arc is entitled Panther vs. the Klan.