A MASTERWORKS FROM THE HEART OF WAKANDA!
Collected for the first time ever, the Marvel Masterworks bring you the ground-
breaking, trend-setting Black Panther from Jungle Action! In 1973, comics’ first
African super hero took the headlining slot in an ambitious ongoing series,
beginning a 13-issue epic unprecedented in its time.
Writer Don McGregor teamed with artists Rich Buckler and Billy Graham to tell
“Panther’s Rage,” a story so huge it ranges across the savannah, into the
deepest jungles and up to the snow-topped mountains of Wakanda.
Over its course McGregor & Co. would define T’Challa, give full depth and life
to the Wakandas and their culture, while pitting the Panther against the
murderous Erik Killmonger for control of the kingdom.
Not one to rest on his laurels, McGregor then set out to raise the bar once
again, sending T’Challa to the American South to investigate the murder of
Angela Lynne and its connection to the Klan and the history of the Soul
Strangler. A challenging storyline by a challenging storyteller, you’ll read it
and so much more in this much anticipated hardcover classic!
This extensive collection is also planned to include never-before seen
historical pieces like pages from the unpublished Jungle Action #25, which
would have advanced the Panther Vs. The Klan storyline.
In addition, there will be an in-depth introduction by Don McGregor, including
his experiences in the Marvel bullpen of the early 1970's (in the photos below,
looking at art from Jungle Action #19, climbing up on the desk to act out a
"panther pose", and working with his friend the late great artist Billy Graham)
This is perhaps the most ambitious Marvel Masterworks collection ever, as
befits the storyteller who broke the mold of conventional comics over and
over, creating novels of art and prose that are still vital and powerful almost
four decades later.
Click HERE to visit the Marvel Masterworks Jungle Action page at Marvel
|The Black Panther
Panther's Rage and The Panther Vs. The Klan