The 50 Best Costumes In Comics

Black Panther

Artist: Jack Kirby
Publisher: Marvel
Year: 1966

Years before Blade, Luke Cage, Black Lightning, and the like, there was Black Panther. Wildcat from JSA ain't got nothing on this OG grind-time feline with the militant name—and even though they tried him out in a mouth-revealing cowl and he sported a flashy-for-him cape when he got hitched to Storm, we're all about the very first Fantastic Four version. Looked like he spoke softly and carried a big stick. And no, that isn't a racialist euphemism. Racialist.

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