Thursday, February 21, 2008

52. Black Panther

I love the Black Panther.
T’Challa is often compared to Batman, and I can see the similarities. But to label him as Marvel's answer to DC's most keister-kickin' character makes him sound like a cheap imitation. That's simply not right. I like how Bill Reed put it:
"The Black Panther is an exceptionally talented and powerful individual with a rich African heritage that’s fully embraced by the creative staff. ~ He’s become an expert in every field he needs to. The setting is fantastic: a fictional, highly developed African landscape with plenty of sci-fi elements waiting to be used. As leader of his nation, he has access to all sorts of technology, magical artifacts, armors, and weapons. He’s honorable, mysterious, and in control.
Also, on a visual level, he rocks."

Medium: Pen & ink

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