This summer’s omnibus collection of Black Panther: Early Marvel Years does not only include many of T’Challa’s first appearances across the Marvel Universe, but the entire Don McGregor scripted Jungle Action comics as well.
McGregor’s run from 1973-1976 brought T’Challa a new sensibility in the socially conscious 1970’s where he battled not only Killmonger and Man-Ape, but also the KKK.
The Black Panther: Early Marvel Years Omnibus also collects the Panther’s first appearance in Fantastic Four #52-54, 56 (and #119), as well as his appearance in the first self-titled Marvel issue of Captain America #100, which would lead to the start of his membership in the Avengers (represented in Avengers #52, 62, 73-74, 77-79, 87, 112, 126. Other comics in the omnibus include: Daredevil #52, 69 and Daredevil Annual #4, Marvel Team-Up #20, the aforementioned Jungle Action #6-24, and material from Tales of Suspense #97-99 and Astonishing Tales #6-7.
In addition to McGregor work, The Black Panther: Early Marvel Years Omnibus also contains writing by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas, as well as art by Jack Kirby, John Buscema, Klaus Janson, Billy Graham, Rich Buckler, Gene Colan, Keith Pollard, Barry Windsor-Smith, and more.
The Black Panther: Early Marvel Years Omnibus will be in comic shops on June 8 (for a retail price of $125) with two covers; one by Esad Ribic and the classic Jungle Action #8 cover by Rick Buckler.
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