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BLACK PANTHER 101





BLACK PANTHER 101






By STEVE DUSTCIRCLE


Author of Deadpool 101

and Harley Quinn 101






aLife Beyond Books – USA

http://www.stevedustcircle.us

COPYRIGHT © 2018 Steve Dustcircle


ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


The character BLACK PANTHER and his attributes were created by Marvel Comics Group. This is an Unofficial Biography of this fictional, trademarked character. This is why there is no story nor any images within this book of the character, Black Panther.


Cover art: Steve Dustcircle & Reza Ilyasa


Published by aLife Beyond Books

c/o Hudson Media, Columbus OH 43207


Authored by Steve Dustcircle

http://www.stevedustcircle.us

dustcircle0@gmail.com


ISBN-10: 1533012067

ISBN-13: 978-1533012067

Book size: 5" x 8" (12.7 x 20.32 cm)


SMASHWORDS EDITION


Printed in the USA





CONTENTS:


INTRODUCTION

ORIGIN

BIOGRAPHY

PRINT

GAMING

SCREEN

TRIVIA

IMPERATIVE READING

ABOUT THE AUTHOR







INTRODUCTION


It's 1966.


Lyndon B. Johnson is the president of the United States of America.


Just the year previous, Martin Luther King was just arrested with 2,600 other peaceful protesters in Selma, Malcolm X was assassinated, and riots lasted several days in the Watts area of Los Angeles.


Racial tensions are high in the mid-1960's. Blacks and whites are mostly suspicious of each other, while some try to merge the culture groups in peaceful harmony.


While there were individuals speaking up for African-Americans, it seemed that their leaders were being killed off or persecuted. Just as Captain America came to aid of the world against Hitler and the Third Reich, there needed to be a superhero of a different color.


So, just a couple of months after more riots in Watts, Marvel Comics Group mastermind, Stan Lee, brought a new superhero on the scene:


THE BLACK PANTHER







ORIGIN


The concept of Black Panther was based loosely on an old pulp adventure comic character who had as a friend a panther that was black, the concept art being called Coal Tiger.


While not having anything to do with the Huey Newton's Black Panther Party of the 1960s through the 1980s, the term “Black Panther” actually pre-dates the party name as a WW2 tank battalion.


However, once the African-American socialist group formed, there was an attempt to change the character's name to Black Leopard, but this idea wasn't received well.


Black Panther is considered the first black superhero in mainstream comics, preceding the creation of Black Lightning, Blade, Falcon, Green Lantern John Stewart, Luke Cage, and Tyroc.


Before the comic character of the Black Panther, there were no mainstream black superheroes, let alone any with actual powers, even when reading through 1947's All-Negro Comics #1 (the series only resulted in one issue before it was abandoned).


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