10 July 2012

Onscreen History of Black Panther

Making his debut in 1966's Fantastic Four #52, the Black Panther was the first mainstream black superhero in American comics. T'Challa is king of the African nation of Wakanda, and over his career has served as a member of the Avengers.With rumblings that Black Panther may get to headline his own feature film in the second phase of Marvel Studio films, its time to look at his onscreen history.

Having made his print debut along side the Fantastic Four, Black Panther fittingly made his onscreen debut on the 1990's animated Fantastic Four series in Prey of the Black Panther.

In the 90's X-Men animated series, Black Panther made a non-speaking cameo in the episode Sanctuary.

Black Panther got a much deserved spotlight in the 2006 movie Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther in which the hero joined the Avengers in defending Wakanda against an alien invasion.

 In the movie, T'Challa not only had great combat skills, but a mystical ability to take on the powers of the panther.

Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow opened with a retelling of the "Avengers legend," including the exploits of Black Panther and his wife, X-Men member Storm.

Next Avenger Azari was the son of the two fallen warriors inheriting some of his parents abilities.

 As if dealing with Ultron wasn't enough Azari and his teammates had to fight the Iron Avengers including a robotic Black Panther.

In 2009's Panther's Prey, the Black Panther made his first appearance on the Iron Man: Armored Adventures series.

True to the comics, when Black Panther appeared in The Super Hero Squad Show's Tremble at the Might of MODOK, he did so along side his bride, Storm. 

In 2010, the Black Panther was the star of a mini-series in the animated motion comic style which appeared on BET.

Most recently, Black Panther has played a central role in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, how many he was in cartoons!
    Wait to see him live action, maybe in "Avengers 2" he was on the map in "Iron Man 2", so Avengers know about him in movie universe