Our Top 5 BLACK PANTHER Graphic Novels

Published January 6th, 2018

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All right, Third Eye Faithful, we know you are totally pumped for the upcoming BLACK PANTHER film, and we gotta tell you, we’re pretty darn stoked too.
I mean, let’s face it: Black Panther was one of the coolest parts of the CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR movie, and the world of Wakanda is perfect to be explored in a widescreen, blockbuster epic.
So, we’ve put together our TOP 5 BLACK PANTHER Graphic Novels to read before you see the brand new film that hits on 2/16/18!
Read on, Third Eye Faithful, and find out the perfect places to start reading BLACK PANTHER, or maybe discover a great BLACK PANTHER series you haven’t yet checked out.
Either way: we got you covered on all the Black Panther & Wakanda awesome you could handle.
And, if any of these pique your interest, we’ve got all 5 of ’em in stock and available at all Third Eye locations!

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Looking for a good place to jump into the world of BLACK PANTHER, and start following the character?
There’s no better starting point than the incredible run by critically acclaimed author TA-NEHISI COATES!
In BLACK PANTHER VOL.1 NATION UNDER OUR FEET, a new era begins for the Black Panther!
MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) takes the helm, confronting T’Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before.
When a superhuman terrorist group calling itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil.
As suicide bombers terrorize the population, T’Challa struggles to unite his citizens, and a familiar villain steps out of the shadows.
If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt – but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!

2. BLACK PANTHER: Who is the BLACK PANTHER? – Looking for origins & back story? This is it!

If you’re looking to get a killer reintroduction to the BLACK PANTHER, and some info on his origins, then one of the best places to start is the incredible graphic novel: WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER by creative team REGINALD HUDLIN and JOHN ROMITA JR!
In this killer story, the origins of not just T’Challa,  but the Black Panther legacy itself, is told in a cinematic style that still stands up as one of our all-time favorite Black Panther tales.

3.BLACK PANTHER by Christopher Priest Complete Collection TP VOL.1 – A blend of political intrigue & humor!

Wanna really get into the political and diplomacy-heavy aspects of the character?
Christopher Priest’s incredible, and now-classic run on the BLACK PANTHER is one of the best places to start for that!
Black Panther reinvented as a sharp and witty political satire? Believe it!
T’Challa is the man with the plan as Christopher Priest puts the emphasis on the Wakandan king’s reputation as the ultimate statesman, as seen through the eyes of the U.S. government’s Everett K. Ross.
As the Panther investigates a murder in New York, Ross plays Devil’s Advocate in an encounter with Mephisto, and a new regime seizes control in Wakanda.
When the truth behind the coup becomes clear, T’Challa finds himself an enemy of the state – and a major revelation threatens to destroy his relationship with the Avengers!
Plus: Meet Queen Divine Justice – is she ready to join T’Challa’s deadly crew of female bodyguards, the Dora Milaje? Are they ready for her? Hold onto your pants, because Ross sure can’t!

4. BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA TP – For more on the other iconic characters featured in BLACK PANTHER!

Another part of the new BLACK PANTHER film that has us stoked is just how freakin’ cool the world of Wakanda is, and how rich a supporting cast Black Panther has always had – and how the movie is totally tackling all of this in a big way!
We know you’re probably wanting to learn more about Wakanda, and the various characters that make it up, and the BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA series is the perfect place to start!
In WORLD OF WAKANDA, we’re taken to WAKANDA, the home of the Black Panther, a proud and vibrant nation whose legends and mysteries run deep.
Now, delve deep into Wakanda’s lore with a love story where tenderness is matched by brutality!
You know them as the Midnight Angels, but for now they are just Ayo and Aneka – young women recruited to become Dora Milaje, an elite task force trained to protect the crown of Wakanda at all costs.
But with their king shamed and their queen killed, Ayo and Aneka must take justice into their own hands!
They’ve been officers. Rebels. Lovers. But can they be leaders?
Plus: the return of former White Tiger, Kasper Cole!
As Wakanda burns, Cole can only watch helplessly from halfway around the world. Will he find a new beginning – or meet a painful end?

5. BLACK PANTHER: PANTHER’S RAGE TP: For those who want to read the some very early, classic BLACK PANTHER stuff!

One of the most epic BLACK PANTHER stories is the classic PANTHER’S RAGE, and Marvel has an excellent collection featuring the entire story!
In the 1960s, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created an unprecedented string of classic comic-book heroes.
But quite possibly the most iconic of them all was the high-tech king of Wakanda, the Black Panther!
When the Panther began his own solo series, Don McGregor strove to meet Lee and Kirby’s high standard with “Panther’s Rage” – an epic adventure so huge it ranged across the savannah, into the deepest jungles and up snow-topped mountains.
Over its course, McGregor would explore and expand the life and culture of the Wakandans and their African kingdom in compelling detail. Then, he sent the Black Panther into very different but still dangerous territory – the American South – seeking justice for a murder connected to the Klan and the Soul Strangler!