10 Mind-Blowing Facts You Didn't Know About Black Panther

It's good to be the king... sometimes.

Marvel Comics

It’s time to rejoice! When Black Panther first appeared in the pages of Fantastic Four in 1966, people didn’t know what to make of him. With his sleek black suit, royal lineage, and stern demeanor, T’Challa the Black Panther was a sight to see.

Fast forward fifty years later, and Panther has numerous comic titles under his belt, has taken part in some of the most memorable events in Marvel’s history, and is a highly respected character in and out of the panels he resides in. He's one of the few characters that's both a hero and a king, a trait that has created some interesting dynamics between other heroes over the years.

His inclusion in Captain America: Civil War might have been many people’s first introduction to crime fighter, but his stories stretch back further than Wolverine, Deadpool or Luke Cage's. Now that there’s a feature film centred on the king of Wakanda, however, more people than ever before will be looking to do their research on T'Challa.

Well, never fear comic fans! Because we've done the work for you.


I am a veteran of the U.S. Army, comic book fanatic and part-time super hero. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.