EDITORIAL: Black History Month---Greatest Comic-Book Characters of All Time #1
The number one spot is here and a lot of you guys would have probably never guessed this character. This countdown is dedicated to those who fought hard to break through the marginalized walls set by critics and conformist of entertainment. May God bless them and those who continue to bring change to this tier of paperbacks called comic-books.
#1 T’Challa/Black Panther
The Black Panther (T'Challa) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and penciller-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's the Falcon and Luke Cage, and DC Comics' Tyroc, Black Lightning and John Stewart.
dmb1511: From the comics to Ultimate Avengers 2, My anticipation for a live adaption of this character has done nothing but grown. I am however disappointed that only 12 episodes of the live TV show ever aired it had so much potential. I can only hope he is cast in the avengers or is what leads to the sequel. T’Challa is awesome and I enjoyed every minute of my observations of each one of his adaptations, from the pages to the small screen and hopefully the big screen.
bigshow2312: I truthfully adore the inspiration or history behind this character, for the actual Black Panthers played a momentous part in the Black community. To have a character as an allegory for a movement that was eradicated and swept under the rug means a lot, particularly to educated comic book fans. A lot of folks would debate on T’Challa’s nationality and how he’s not necessarily American; however, I argue that this squabble is dense considering that he was based off of an American occurrence. In addition, he is probably the only Black character with such a high rank as one would consider of Captain America.
Black Panther is our #1 Black Superhero!
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