Black Panther is the ancestral ceremonial title of T’Challa, the King of Wakanda. T’Challa splits his time between protecting his kingdom, with the side of his elite female royal guard, the Dora Milaje, and helping protect the entire world, as a member of super hero teams such as the Avengers and the Ultimates.
The African nation Wakanda is the most technologically advanced society on the globe. It sits upon a large deposit of an extremely rare natural resource called Vibranium. Wakanda long boasted of having never been conquered. But recent events - a biblical flood that killed thousands, a coup orchestrated by Doctor Doom, an invasion by the villain Thanos - have humbled the kingdom.
T’Challa recently spent some time away from the throne. His sister Shuri has been ruling as both queen and Black Panther in his absence, but she died defending Wakanda against Thanos’ army.
Now T’Challa is king once more, but the people of Wakanda are restless...