Saturday, April 2, 2016

B: Black Panther


Here's my second entry in this year's A-Z Blogging Challenge. My oh-so-specific theme: Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters.

The Black Panther first appeared in Stars and Stripes Comics #3, published in 1941 by Centaur. His secret identity and origin were never given. He was a good fighter who carried a knife, and had a cute little tail! Heh.


I'm sure you're familiar with the modern-day Marvel Comics Black Panther, a/k/a Prince T'Challa of Wakanda (a fictitious African nation)! He first appeared in Fantastic Four #52, 1966. He was the first black superhero in American comic books.

That's it for B. Tune in Monday -- no A to Z Challenge on Sundays, fellow babies -- for C.

Thanks for your time.

31 comments:

  1. Hi Silver Fox, when I decided to participate in the A-Z Challenge I didn't know I'd end up learning about comic strip heroes!! :)

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    1. Hey, who says my blog isn't educational? (Albeit a tad limited...)

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  2. Forget the tail, look at the cute hot pants! XD
    I didn't know there was another Black Panther... fun fact!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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  3. lmao imagine a costume like that in Marvel Civil War, blah. Glad he got updated.

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    1. Someone could grab that tail and swing him around...

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  4. Yes, I remember the "modern" Black Panther, but didn't realize he had an earlier, very different incarnation. Interesting!

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    1. Hopefully you'll actually learn something here. Enjoying your A to Z entries immensely, btw.

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  5. I won't say that I came close to choosing Black Panther. For me it was Beast all the way. But I would have had Black Panther and Black Knight b4 Batman. http://ybdave.blogspot.com/2016/04/b-is-for-beast.html

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    1. Yep, Batman would have been too predictable. You made the right choice.

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  6. Hello again, Silver Fox. I'm a new follower of your blog. Interesting there were two characters out there with the same name. If the two characters were created by two different parties, I wonder if issues like trademark and other stuff came up.

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    1. I'm following your blog, too.

      The Golden Age characters were from the 1930s and 1940s. Most of the time they weren't trademarked, and copyrights had usually expired by the time new characters came to be in the 1960s, 1970s, etc. Character names can't be copyrighted, so if you have two totally different characters with the same name, they can't sue simply over that. However... Monday's post has an example of a time when trademarks did make things sticky.

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  7. Oh, Black Panther. I hate to tell you this but I remember that comic character.

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    1. Well, the second one is still aro8und.

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  8. I'm not very knowledgeable about the many various and sundry superheros, so this guy is a new one for me. I'm a visiting minion of the Joyful Brigade!

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  9. I like the Black Panther but glad they changed the outfit. I am really enjoying this and learning about the comic super heroes.

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    1. Hope you still feel that way by the end of the month.

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  10. The original? Only on the outside. They tried a new Wildcat in the '80s, I believe. She was a Latina, IIRC.

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  11. Okay, this makes two I do not remember. You are going for more--aren't you?

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    1. Yep. Trying to pick some obscure ones.

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  12. As an interesting link to your first post he also had quite a few story lines with Namor the Sub-Mariner.

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    1. Very true. You know your stuff. :)

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    2. Yeah too much time and money spent on this subject, lol. I still say, worth it.

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