Black Panther (or really, EW?)

Black Panther

(or really, EW?)

by Phil Perich for the Nuff Said Universe

Well it’s been a few weeks now, so I’m sure everyone has seen the Captain America: Civil War trailer and gotten a glimpse of the Black Panther.  While all the die hard comic book fans were super excited, I think some of the general public were scratching their heads.  Who’s Black Panther?  Even some of the media were showing their lack of knowledge of the character.  Here’s a close up of the Entertainment Weekly cover with Iron Man, Captain America, and Black Panther: 

Notice anything weird?  Black Panther is saying “Meow”! Meow?  Even if Black Panther was a real panther man and not a guy in a suit, do panthers really say “meow”?  And I shouldn't say “just a guy in a suit”. Black Panther has a rich history in comics.

1.Black Panther was the first black super hero in mainstream american comics.

2.Black Panther, whose real name is T’Challa, is the king of the fictional african nation of Wakanda.  Both of T’Challa’s positions as king and as the hero Black Panther are hereditary roles passed down from father to son.

3.Black Panther first appeared appeared in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966).  Before he helped the Fantastic Four defeat their enemy the Psycho Man, he was able to hold his own against them.

4. After teaming up with Captain America, Black Panther would go on to join the Avengers in Avengers #52 (May 1968).  During his time with the Avengers, Black Panther would not only work with the team, but also team up with Daredevil and battle Doctor Doom. 

5.Black Panther’s skills include gymnastics, acrobatics, various martial arts, including several african ones.  He is a skilled hunter, tracker, strategist, politician, inventor, and scientist. He has a Ph D. in physics from Oxford University. Considered one of the eight smartest people on the planet, he is a genius in physics and advanced technology, and is a brilliant inventor. He also has been granted the strength and knowledge of every past Black Panther.  He is also one of the wealthiest men on Earth.

6.During a period when he had to leave Hell’s Kitchen, Daredevil entrusted the safety of his neighborhood to the Black Panther.   

7.T’Challa was briefly married to Ororo Munroe, Storm of the X-Men.  

This is the hero EW had on their cover saying “meow”?  What are your thoughts on the Black Panther? Let me know: or

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Posted on December 14, 2015 and filed under Comic Books, Comics, Marvel Comics, Superheroes.